Wednesday, 17 August 2011

New Look 6968 progress

Well, there is some progress....

Here's where I am with the toile


Nice pose!
What a great fit this pattern is.  My toile fit well although as you can see, I had to pinch out quite a bit from the arm to the top of the hip.  Oddly, I had to pinch out more on my rightside than I did my left. I think this is more to do with recent weight loss - which I really don't mind!  Notice the "round" tummy look has almost gone - yay! 
yes, I have black knickers on.....
  I will be picking the Sunday Giveaway later this evening, so stay tunned for the winner.  It will be names out of a hat as I have no idea how to use the random generator.  What with my dress, new job and a wedding dress to finish I haven't time to work it out.  Maybe for the next one!

And finally....

4th July saw my Sister turn 40 and 1st August saw my Mum turn 70.  So there's been a fair bit of eating, drinking and celebrating.

Here Mum wanted to take just her girls out for lunch.  We went to Raymond Blancs bistro in the centre of Bristol and it was lovely.  The food was REALLY good and service was great.  It has a lovely relaxed feeling and considerig it was lunchtime there was no rush.  I think we were there for around 3 hours.  We shared a half bottle of champagne and had a glass of wine each with our meal.  Mum settled the bill when we left so I'm not sure how pricey it was/was not, but whatever, it was worth it.  We had a lovely time.

don't I look like Mum?!


And here we are celebrating at home with a bbq, more champagne, beer, wine and cake.  We were fortunate with the weather as it rained heavily in the morning but cheered up perfectly for the afternoon.  The boys were with us, but camera shy!


Oy, mister.  Get off my snoozing chair.....

Ah, don't you just love family....

5 comments:

AllisonC said...

Looks like a perfect fit to me. I have to say since losing a bit of weight myself, fitting is so much easier - an unexpected motivating factor! Glad the UK weather held out for your celebrations!

Carolyn said...

I agree with Allison above, it is a perfect fit! I commend you for going this extra step of doing a muslin, something I rarely can be bothered with (oops!)

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti.

Eugenia said...

Your muslin looks excellent!! I love the family pictures - looks like you had some fun celebrations and your snoozing dog is adorable!

Irene said...

Half the battle won with such a well-fitting toile. It should now take you no time at all to sew up the actual dress, eh? All kidding aside - knowing that the fit will be good should make the actual sewing much enjoyable (at whatever you speed you happen to go).
Glad to see that my pup isn't the only one who thinks he owns the furniture.