It's been a very long time since I've updated, eight months to be precise!! I'm not sure what happened with this blog, I've still been lurking all of your lovely blogs, albeit silently/creepily, but I haven't been connecting with anyone and I obviously haven't been updating, I fell out of the whole scene for a while there. The longer I left it to update the more I started overthinking the whole process of posing like a goober and uploading my photos to the internet and started doubting myself. I considered shutting down Sew Lonnie but then I realised this blog makes me happy and I write this blog to be part of the sewing community and who cares about everyone else!
In the time since I last updated all sorts of things have happened. I got a new job, unfortunately it's in a very open plan office where my computer is very much in display, so I think that's contributed to my lack of updates, no more pretending to work while spending lots of time on the internet, sad face. I also walk to work every day now. My bus ride to work and back used to be blog reading and commenting time so that part of my daily routine has been taken away but the move also means a lighter brighter house with better photo ops, hooray.
Now, onto the sewing already, sheesh! I wasn't sure where to begin with so I took a whole bunch of photos today with un-blogged bits and pieces. I'll start with this outfit -
New Look 6808 bodice with the cape collar from Simplicity 2444. I made this a whole year ago actually for part of the USA trip.
A friend of mine brought me the pretty quilting fabric for my birthday, more of a crafting fabric than a garment fabric, but I'm a rebel like that, the thickness of the fabric holds the pretty collar in place nicely.
The skirt is just another Colette Ginger, this time in denim. Don't look too closely at that "lapped" zipper, my first attempt at one you guys! Go easy, I like my invisibles for their clean finish, but I knew the thick denim required something more hearty.
So that's that! What else can I update you with, I went to Bali to visit a friend back in May and BOY OH BOY did I get some fabric!! My ever patient friend living in Sanur, Megan, showed me all the bright fabric shops in Denpasar but there was one main shop there that I got most of the fabric from, here's just SOME of the fabrics I purchased. Cottons at $2.50 a metre, gorgeous linens starting at $10 a metre, ohhh it was overwhelming but I held it together and brought so many goodies back with me.
Also - if you're looking for a gorgeous new sewing blog to follow - here it is!
I'm lucky enough to be REAL LIFE friends with this sassy lassy and she really she is the coolest. Yay for real life sewing/gigging/op shopping/crazy cat lady gal pals!
Ok I think that about wraps it up! Yay to being back in Blogland, it's been far too long! See you soon, like, in a few days, not a few months this time :)