The End Is Nigh

Don’t worry, we’re not all going to hell in a handcart. It’s just that I’ve nearly finished work on my vintage Simplicity 4934 dress and jacket. I can almost smell the finish line! All I have to do is insert the jacket lining.

But a very old friend is in town, which means I’ve been forced to abandon my sewing machine in favour of cocktails…

I’m quite the martyr, I think you’ll agree. Are you doing any sewing this weekend, or is fun getting in your way?

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34 Responses to The End Is Nigh

  1. Completely agree my friend, and I would say that the only way to stop sewing lol..
    Im going to Whitstable Oyster Festival tomorrow . Today Hrh is watching cricket with friends and Im supposedly writing my dissertation but I got a little dress on the go. bad bad bad.

  2. catdownunder says:

    Love that shade of blue but am allergic to sewing needles! Knitting? Now that is another story!

  3. punkmik says:

    I will most likely sew something, but probably a muslin of something. lol. not decisive or descriptive. What I mean is I wont finish anything but I will start on something. 😛

  4. theres Ian, hi Ian. WHERE IS THAT COCKTAIL BAR??!!! love it. Oh and that jacket looks amazing even from the sneak peak. I must come over and covet all your clothes in the flesh at some point.

  5. annie says:

    Yes, I’m going to the shore for a week. Can’t make up my mind – shore or sew ;).

  6. Melody says:

    I feel swapping your unpicker for a cocktail is a fantastic weekend plan!!


    Sadly I’ll be the one with my unpicker in my hand!

  7. Pella says:

    The jacket is looking great, a covetable colour – very smart bound buttonholes too! Enjoy the cocktails. Anyone know where that word cocktail originated btw? My dictionary says origin unknown, and then something about horse’s tails. I’ve always wondered.

  8. Roobeedoo says:

    Ooh that long cool drink!!!
    Sewing here – have just taken delivery of 3 metres of waterproofed wool, so the sun has come out!

  9. prttynpnk says:

    I think I’ll try to get some practical tops sewn- crazy, right?

  10. mblow says:

    That lining is wonderful. I adore the tea cup stemware! I hope to refashion a “mullet” shirt into a maxi dress this weekend. And make a blouse.

  11. Rehanon says:

    Ooh that make is looking beautiful and that level of fabulousness can wait. Actually I think anything can be postponed for old friends and good drinks 🙂 I myself am back in my hometown giving care and exercise to my hairy brothers and sister. They woke me up at 6am but we got to see a beautiful sunny view over Chobham Common so I wasn’t mad with them. I’m meant to be doing some drafting but mother Demeanour has lent me her spa pass so I feel little will be done. Have a lovely weekend xxx

  12. Melizza says:

    And to think, you will have to celebrate again once you’re done with your dress!

  13. anne says:

    Wow, the jacket is looking FAB and the lining is dreamy….looking forward to seeing the finished product!

  14. Cocktails? A tough job, not for sissies – and anyone who can make that lovely outfit look as lovely as it does (and with that spectacular lining) is obviously up to the job. It’s nice to know you’re doing your bit.

  15. Joëlle says:

    Oh that is looking great! I have apartment renovations (new tiling in the kitchen) keeping me away from my sewing machine right now. And the first sunny and “warm” day in what feels like months! Enjoy the cocktails I’ll be enjoying mine on my balcony!

  16. Karen says:

    Your almost finished WIP looks even better than the cocktails – and they look terrific!

  17. Carolyn says:

    Karen – enjoy your cocktails and the time with friends. The dress & jacket will wait patiently for you to return to it…garments are good that way! I also wanted to tell you that I really enjoy your blog even if I don’t comment much. It’s always thrilling to log into blogger and find a new post waiting from you.

  18. Velosewer says:

    Having cocktails with a friend is an excellent choice for the weekend. Your jacket will wait patiently for you.

  19. Sam says:

    I combined fun and sewing today with a trip to my local fabric store with a lovely friend I haven’t seen for about a month. I picked up some notions for a peplum top and matching skirt I’ve got planned and then we pottered along to a garden centre and had fish finger sandwiches and a good gossip in their cafe! Sadly no alcohol as I was driving, but I can probably make up for that later…

  20. sarah says:

    Ooo It’s looking fab, the lining looks exquisite too!!
    I’m combining a bit of both this weekend- sewing today, shopping tomorrow.

  21. gingermakes says:

    Jacket’s looking great! I LOVE the lining! I’m being a geek and sewing today. 🙂

  22. Sherry says:

    Its looking beautiful – I bet you can’t wait to slip in the lining!
    I’m sewing this weekend – a similar 60’s style jacket in fact!

  23. Ooh, your dress and jacket look dreamy. I want to sew SO many things (including five yards of tomato red broadcloth that I bought last night just screaming to be made into a Butterick 4790) , but I can’t in good conscience waste such a sunny perfection of a weekend. I’ll bask now and cut later. And dream of the Dorcester bar!

  24. rachel says:

    Buying a house is getting in my way this weekend… so I’m living vicariously through you – that is going to be amazing! Can’t wait to see it.

  25. sorbetsurprise says:

    The sunshine is getting in my way! Yes that’s right, the sun has finally hit Britain! Horray!

  26. Zoe says:

    Entirely understandable! xxx

  27. symondezyn says:

    That lining looks scrumptious! Fun keeps getting in the way of me finishing my Bombshell on time but I seem to be managing to stay on track anyway… how you ask? I really don’t know… magic i spose ^___^ Can’t wait to see your finished pieces!! 😀

  28. thewallinna says:

    Love the color of your jacket!

  29. joyful says:

    I have just discovered your blog – fantanstic, thank you! I have recently taken up sewing again and am off th Walthamstow market later – fabric hunting! I’m gong to make a vintage tea dress!

  30. Amy says:

    Yep sewing is great but cocktails top it. Looking forward to seeing your finished jacket!

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