Phew, do you know how it feels when your life is a whirlwind and there’s just not enough time in the day for the small things?
I’ve currently got a few projects on the go (plus an extreme work schedule) but here’s a sneak peek of what’s been on my plate:
– Test sewing an awesome vintage-inspired pattern for another blogger. The styling is great, and it’s killing me that I can’t show you yet. Be prepared for polka dots and ric-rac trim coming soon.
– My ‘V For Victory’ Jumper is nearly complete. Only one sleeve left, and of course the temperature has jumped to 28c so I may not get to wear it until next year.
– Cowboy has asked that I make her two vintage shirts for her birthday in a couple of weeks. We were lucky and spotted 100% rayon shirting in Spotlight, so I’ll be using Advance 7869 (view 2).
And of course she’ll model the finished shirts for us.
– Do you like the two new Vogue Couturier patterns I found last weekend? I’m swooning. It’s like the holy grail of Pattern Collecting to find 1940’s Vogue Couturier patterns in a market.
– I’ve been busily experimenting with the perfect way to set my hair. Wet sets give me poodle fluff, hot sets don’t last more than two days without curling the ends every night.
At long last, I think I’ve found the solution – a combination set!
It starts like a wet set – wash your hair, and wait until its 95% dry.
BUT THEN instead of just curling the hair on sponge rollers, use your hot tongs to set the hair for about 5 seconds per section. Wrap the section around the sponge rollers like normal, in fact, it will be easier because your hair is already curled.
Spritz with setting lotion, wrap in a head scarf and sleep on them overnight.
My wave is lasting for a good four days now without need to re-set each night – here’s what Day 3 looks like (wearing the same jumper from Retrospec’d, oops!).
Well – hopefully I’ll have a more coherent post coming up soon but in the meantime I’d love to know what everyone else is up to!