Here in Holland -well, near Holland because I live in Germany- we celebrate 'Sinterklaas' on December 5th. Maybe you even know what is is. If you'd like more information, take a look at this website. For me, it means buying gifts and writing poems and that can be really hard. I am awful at writing poems. I really am. Other things that keep me busy is sewing. At the moment I am sewing a blue bouse, inspired from a 1944 pattern which a friend gave me almost a year ago. I have to draw every sewing pattern myself, my teachter told me. To practise the drawing. This is the very first blouse I made which features buttonholes and a collar. So far, I really like it. Sometimes sewing can be tricky but I want to become really good at it and make my job out of it when I'm a bit older.
the blouse I'm making looks like the one on the right, but mine has a different collar.
In 5 days I'll turn 18 and I cannot wait. That's also becaue my boyfriend will come to visit me, he'll stay for more than a week and will celebrate Sinterklaas with us. Then, we'll go over to his house and also celebrate it with his family. I miss him so terribly much ! I have not seen him since October 31st.. But in 4 days we will see eacht other again ! How do you cope with missing your boyfriend/husband for several days/weeks?
Today I stumbled upon this image on Glamourdaze :
Isn't that dress just darling ? I love the bodice and the skirt and the sleeves ! I am thinking about drawing a pattern for this dress. I have made a blouse and a skirt before, but never attached a skirt to a bodice and i have no idea about closures and where to place them... A zipper ? Snap fasteners ? Side seam ? Or in the back ? Perhaps it would be a good idea to look at original dresses from the 1940s and look at how they are constructed. I already have a dress in mind for that.
Now I must write another poem and I also have to finish my homework !