Monday, November 1, 2010
Farewell Lounge Room
Yesterday Ian took these photos in our living room for my series farewelling our apartment. It was an absolutely glorious day- the sun was streaming in and the roses I bought to pretty-up the place for our inspection were heavy with scent. I think they might be Mr.Lincolns, the smell is just amazing but they are thorny as hell (have you noticed that? The ones with the best smell are always the spikiest too... I'm sure there is a Chinese proverb in that somewhere).
You might remember this fabric from my post on the fifties fair. I finished making this New Look dress and am pretty pleased with how it turned out! I had to change the bodice quite a lot to get the fit I wanted. I followed Gertie's tutorial for paper fitting, but I also ended up adding darts to make it sit right. I am sure there is a more sophisticated way of fixing the fitting problems - but I like to invent solutions, and adding darts worked a treat. I also changed the neck a bit because I thought the pattern was frumpy.
But back to the lounge room... these are a few glimpses of the place. Luckily my big red chair is coming with us, because it is probably what I have enjoyed most about this room. I will not miss the fact that the windows look strait on to our neighbours and I could also have done without the weird broken boarded-up fire place in the top shot - covered nicely by the portrait Emily did of me. Also, do notice the 'achievement award' on the mantle piece. Ian bought it at a bargain store and insisted I present it to him when I thought he deserved it. Tee hee! Good bye loung room!!