I'm writing this on my phone on holiday - I'm not sure about the mobile app for blogger and I definitely don't like the app, so who knows how this is going to look when I hit publish. (I miss WordPress a bit but I'm wondering whether 3 posts into the blog resurrection is a bit premature to think about moving it.) I suppose this is my comeuppance for not blogging about this sooner, but on the other hand I'M ON HOLIDAY! I have made a thing for the sun which is ACTUALLY BEING WORN! IN REAL LIFE SUNSHINE! I may even get someone to take a picture of me on a sun lounger before I publish to prove it.
When I say I should have blogged about this sooner I actually mean a month ago, before my pyjamas, and before another dress which I haven't even photographed yet, which means that this is the very first garment I've made from a pdf pattern - celebrating the fact that I finally got round to buying a new printer. It's also the first thing I sewed from start to finish in years and I wanted to just whizz through it without getting stifled with ideas of perfection, which hopefully explains why I didn't even consider matching the prints or...err...making a muslin. I should have made a muslin. The pattern (Mojave) is from Seamwork, so it's designed to be simple enough to not really need a muslin but yeesh. The thing was gargantuan.
I mean come on, I know it's supposed to be an easy breezy loose bikini cover up, but surely the point of a bikini cover up is that it, you know, covers up some of your bikini? And the back?
Oh, hello potato sack. All is good now though, after hiking up the shoulders about an inch I cut a centre back seam which took a good 5 inches out of the top and up to 6 or 7 at the waist!
It's still a little bit 'is there a stealth pregnancy under here?' in the front, but woohoo! I have a spine again! Definitely good enough for lounging outside the holiday villa...
Yeah baby! Trashy novel - check. Gin and tonic - check. Wet patches on my boobs to prove that I have been in an unheated pool, outside, in mid-October - check. Love you Portugal x