While I was considering the best way of making my collar look right, (ie, procrastinating on actually DOING it) I got inspired to make a new dress. Well, two new dresses, based on the same pattern.
These have been hanging next to my desk (which is in our living room) since I made them, where they have garnered a few oohs and ahhs, which is always nice. The most satisfying was from my aunt, who is visiting from the UK at the moment. It was her gift of 40 pounds for my last birthday that enabled me to buy my beloved drafting book. While I thanked her at the time, and told her what I got and what I was going to do with it, it was really nice to show her the end result, and just how much appreciated the gift was, and how useful the book is!
Another very nice response was from a very lovely lady who was visiting with her daughter to collect a dress I'd altered for the daughter. This was the same dress I was in the middle of making when the twins arrived, and finishing it was a bit of a mission, but for lovely people it's worth it. Anyway, they have a friend with a daughter about to turn one, and commissioned one of my designs for her - cool! (Interestingly, the same design chosen by my sister's friend a couple of months ago, and one of very very few for which I had more of the same fabric.) It's this one, the same design as the one I photographed on Isabella.
I really will get back to the baby trench very soon. Apart from anything else my WIPs (Work In Progress) box of cut and ready to sew garments is getting a bit full....