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Frothy KCWC (2) - Blogtoberfest (10) - Sewing with Belissa

A short one today.  More of the frothy frothy and some good progress, though I did spend at least a third of the time unpicking due to inattention...

The overlocker came out:

Nick listening to parliament in the background :)

I finished the front of the frothy sewalong:



and also the back



And here is a close-up of the neckline, as it's pretty cute.  Am a bit cross by all the unpicking I did as these were stupid mistakes and not the fault of an obtuse pattern or similar.  I would like to be further ahead, but it is what it is - and I am just having the day Belissa had the other day when we sewed.  Speaking of which, she had a better sewing day but I failed to get the camera out until after she left, which is annoying too!
 

See you tomorrow for more frothiness :)

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  1. Its coming along lovely - and now Im trying to work out if you are really fast or I am really slow. Don't worry, I think I know already - I am a wee bit slow - when it comes to sewing that is. With everything else I am obviously as sharp as a tack.....well except numbers that is (will make more sense when you read the email I just sent you).

    Onwards onwards :)

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  2. It looks lovely....nothing more frustrating than having to unpick things. x

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    1. Thanks! She agreed she looked lovely in it when she tried it on today which was cute - she said something like 'I look really pretty'. I love how un-self-aware they are! Worth the unpicking for that alone :)

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