Stitching to deadline – let’s get this dress done!

I like to think I can “do” deadlines. There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline of a big deadline inching closer and closer by every second.

At least if you make a mistake in an article, you can get it corrected in a matter of seconds once you’ve spotted it. But say you end up sewing something topsy turvy, you’re guaranteed to have a solid half hour of unpicking on your hands – and that’s only if you were lucky enough to make a mistake on the bodice.

This is partly why the Twitter dress has taken me so long to get done. But with the Wales Blog Awards presentation coming up this week, I really wanted to get the dress done so I’d have a me-made dress for the evening – it would be a bit embarrassing if I wore anything else, wouldn’t it?

Making progress!

I don’t know what it is about an imposing deadline, but I managed to get most of the dress done last night! A lot of what I have left now is hand-sewing, which I can do on the train back to Cardiff tomorrow evening.

How satisfying! Do you perform well under deadlines?

Me Made May ’12 – Send in the reinforcements!

With Me Made May drawing to a close this week, I’m happy to tell you all I haven’t actually repeated an outfit just yet.

You might remember I wasn’t going to worry too much about not repeating an outfit, but unlike my plans to blog every day, scuppered by exams, features and portfolio deadlines, this was one element I’ve just about managed to keep up with. So, you can imagine, when Saturday rocked up and I was without a new outfit, I panicked.

It was laundry day and there wasn’t a clean Me-Made garment in sight! But, after a bit of digging, I found a jersey top I made as part of 2010’s Summer Essentials challenge. Phew!

Digging out stuff I haven’t worn in a while has been the best part of the challenge I think. Does anyone else get that whole “I have NOTHING to wear!” feeling when it comes to your wardrobe?

Really, it’s ridiculous. I mean, you’ve all seen pictures of my wardrobe – it’s pretty full, even when downsized. Inevitably, this kind of boredom would end up in a bargain shopping spree and I’d arrive home with a bag packed with cheap-o goodies which would break in a matter of weeks.

Me Made May really breaks those kind of bad habits. Even by making a conscious effort to wear one self stitched garment a day, I think everyone involved has got a whole new appreciation for their wardrobe.

On another topic, I hope all you Europeans watched the glorious spectacle that is the Eurovision song contest on Saturday! For those of you not familiar with the beauty that is the annual cheese-fest, check out my FAVOURITE Eurovision song of all time, courtesy of Ukraine’s entry in 2007:

There are no words.

Oh, and also, I helped out Amy Davies with some photographs for the magazine she works for in this outfit! Once I see the pictures, I’ll be sure to show you, but here’s a sneak peek for now: