I still exist!

I didn’t mean to just fall off the face of the earth, but my depression just kept spiraling down and I wasn’t making any progress on my sewing (other than the necessary things for shop orders). So I have taken the time off to try and get my mind in order and take care of myself. I haven’t been sewing much for myself, as I said. But I’m feeling a bit of sewing mojo coming back, so hopefully I’ll be back soon with another update. I’ve mainly been knitting, so I have quite a bit of that to show later down the line.

So for now, sorry for my absence, I’m trying to take care of myself, which has been very difficult lately. I am trying medications and have had bad luck with them so far, but I’m still trying to remain hopeful.

I’ve been making some slow progress and have plans for my sewing. I did make another v neck plantain tee with a curved hem in a lightweight blush color jersey. I have another one of these cut out to sew up still but haven’t managed to sew it together yet.

Other news: My fiance and I picked out our wedding rings and ordered them. We ended up just wearing them (we’re claiming it’s because we’re following the Finnish tradition of both people get a ring when they get engaged, the woman traditionally gets an engagement ring while the man gets his wedding ring, and the woman will get her wedding band on their wedding day… though I’m not totally following that because I’ve been wearing mine already and our wedding isn’t until September!)

As far as wedding things go: I’m still debating on what style of dress I want to have, I have this idea of doing a vintage inspired dress, but I’m not sure. I bought the P4P wiggle dress pattern and I may use that with some modification for style and then either do all over lace overlay or just lace trim on the bottom edges (if I do lace trim, I’ll most likely add some hand beading to that too). I did find shoes that I like for the wedding, I’m just trying to decide on the color, should I do the mint color or the navy or stick to a safer solid neutral? I want bright blue shoes, but they’re very hard to find in a slight heel that isn’t a stiletto. I’m leaning towards getting the mint color of the shoes, but I’m afraid it’ll be too green toned. Oh the dilemmas.

We still don’t know where or how we’re doing it. At the moment I’m thinking just going to the court house or whatever and doing it there and then just having a little party at a park or our house. But we might have my fiance’s brother in law officiate for us, he’s willing to go through with the whole things and become an officiant just for us, which is really sweet.

I’ve also been looking at veils and headpieces/accessories and I’m thinking of making mine as well with faux flowers and beads and wire and just a simple tulle veil with either a matching lace trim to the dress or a little bit of beading detail around the edges. I’ve been looking at a lot of tutorials and youtube videos and pinterest.  I think I can do it, especially since I used to do a lot of beaded bracelet work, and I want a very simple design.

So yeah, that’s where I’m at. I’m hanging in there and planning and learning.