Now I know everyones different and I strongly believe that life would be boring if we were all the same, but Shoreditch, Brick Lane, I just didn't get IT. I found the vintage shops to be overpriced and too stuffed to be able to browse properly, most of the shops were scruffy and underwhelming and the worst bit, the only fabric shop I found had a scary owner an unfriendly assistant and all of the fabric I have seen en masse and cheaper online :(
I'm not slagging it off, I just don't think I'm cool enough, or maybe I just didn't look properly. No I'm not cool enough. I jumped on the tube to Oxford Street Primark and LOVED IT :).
Anyway upon my return from London I finished my Sew Dolly Clackett dress (well my first one as I'm hoping to make more). I had a strange relationship with this make. I loved it to start with as i love the fabric and its almost identical to the fabric Roisin used for her Rocksalt dress plus I already had it in my stash so it was to be a thrifty make. I used a pattern from a book I had and was excited to see how it would turn out. All was well until I'd joined the bodice and all was left to do was hem. I looked at the dress draped over my mannequin Betty and suddenly thought 'its not me', it looked too high in the neck for me and it just didnt look exciting enough so I left it on Betty for over a week deciding whether to scrap it and start again or deconstuct it and redo the neckline...
I decided to order the emery dress pattern and choose some new fabric, then realised that the pattern was from america and would be taking ages to get to me and i basically couldnt afford any new fabric YET. So I sloped back to my nautical dress. I tried it on once more and suddenly BAM thought it actually looked good this time so I hemmed it and elasticated the sleeves and voila......
So thats the first, I'm going to wait for my pattern and choose a new fabric for the next sew dolly clackett entry as Ive got plenty of time.
Anyway just tealised that this post is quite boring haha hope you're still awake!