Friday, 1 July 2011

Steels, Dresses & Coffee

What a busy few days I've had. Yesterday as the kids were off school due to the strike, we headed into Newcastle to pick up the Mac mini and go to the Chinese supermarket. As we arrived it just happened to be lunchtime, so we indulged in Lau's Buffet King -all you can eat Chinese buffet. It's safe to say we came away completely stuffed.

In the evening we attended "The Steels" warm up gig with their new bassist. It was a good gig - if you haven't heard some of their stuff, check out their website and you tube.

This morning I decided to give my summery 50's (ish) styled dress it's first outing. off for a coffee date and walk along the prom with My Hubby and Alli. Great Mocha in Dinkys Coffee Shop. It's been open for a long time now and I'm ashamed to say today was the first time that I'd been in.

I'd also made adjustments to the coffee date dress I made. I altered the back darts to allow more ease, and adjusted the armscye for a better fit. However the bodice was still too short and I'd not left enough seam allowance to lengthen it. (have now made adjustments to my pattern so I won't make the same mistake next time) When Alli arrived I suggested that she try it on. We wear a similar size in clothes, but I've wider shoulders and am taller. The dress looked great on her - much better than on me! so now she has a new dress and I'll make myself a version that fits next time.

We had noodles together for lunch, Alli headed off - she'd got plenty to do for the Danusha sale tomorrow, at Hepscott Village hall. I'm looking forward to see all the beautiful hand crafted bead jewellery made by women in Nepal - it's a great project which uses fair trade as a way to improve the lives of women in an area of Nepal. Check out their Facebook page here. Look out for a Danusha giveaway soon!

Smart and Trendy Moms


  1. Your dresses look fab well done

  2. thanks Caroline. I'm getting more confident with adapting and fitting patterns, but still have a way to go.

  3. Love my dress Mrs C - and have had lots of comments about how fab it looks. Let me know when you want the Danusha give-away. xx


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