Birthdays are a Very Big Thing in my book. Not so much the actual ageing part (I’m becoming increasingly vague about the numbers) but the focus on celebrating your own special day. I always take the day off work unless something mega-important’s happening, so on Wednesday I’m off to the Savoy for lunch! My other half planned it off the back of a comment I made months ago, but as he’s not so good at keeping secrets I’ve known about it for a while. And I’m so excited!
Here’s the dilemma. I definitely want to dress up a little, but instead of taking the sensible option (wearing a dress I’ve made previously), I’m all raring to make a brand new birthday dress. I have the fabric, and picked up thread, zip and lining at the Walthamstow shopping frenzy yesterday…but the pattern’s still in the post. Did I mention there’s only 3 days to go?!
Here’s the plan – fabric:
plus new Vogue pattern, V1223:
Am I being too ambitious? Probably, yes. But can I pull it off in the nick of time? With my patience rapidly fraying? And most importantly, will I like it in the end?