Monday, June 29, 2015

Blog, interrupted


Almost a four-month blog break, and I am in need of a twelve-step blog recovery programme.

The main reason is that I had to undergo a surgery in April. All is well now, yet, three months later and about 12 pounds thinner, I am crying out for a whole new wardrobe. The only thing I managed to finish is my Chantilly lace skirt. Which puts me on the accelerated path of making a few garments to enjoy what's left of summer in style. 

In the next couple of weeks I would like to make two dresses. One of those, a strapless guipure dress was started about five years ago in Susan Khalje's couture class, but never completed because I gained weight and could not get it on despite some most desperate and embarrassing physical efforts. Now it fits again, and I MUST finish it by Friday for a party.

Current state of the guipure dress!

The recovery period, however, was great for completing my bead embroidery odyssey and now I have all the stitches ready to put in a sample book.

One of the first bead embroidery samples: variations of an outline stitch

And, finally,.. (drumroll!) last week I was accepted as a volunteer in Nicosia's Leventis Museum to photograph, catalogue and research their 20th century costume collection. How amazing is that! I am not sure how many haute couture garments they have, or, if any at all, but having seen a few photographs already I believe I will get my hands on many interesting vintage specimens. The best part: the museum allowed me to share the photographs and some info on my blog. 

I start my museum assignment tomorrow, and will post quick updates on my Facebook page and in-details posts here on the blog, so stay tuned for more. 

Nice to be back )
xx

35 comments:

  1. So happy to have you back! Glad that you are doing better! Missed you terribly! XOXO

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  2. So glad you are back - missed your posts! Photographing that collection sounds so interesting, I'm looking forward to what you are able to share. :)

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  3. Glad you are back and well again. That dress looks lovely. Hope you finish it in time.

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  4. Glad your back, have really missed not having you about

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    1. Louise, I deleted the duplicate comment. For some reason it posted twice )

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  6. How exciting to have you blogging again! I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations and the dress looks fabulous already! Welcome back!!

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    1. Tany, I wish I was such a prolific sewer like you! Thanks

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  7. Great to hear you're well again. I am so looking forward to your insights into the couture world.

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  8. I'm glad you're well again and back posting. Your voluntary job sounds interesting - enjoy! It's good that you can see a place for the guipure lace dress. I hope you finish it in time and gather good health to wear it. Best wishes

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  9. I'm glad you're well again and back posting. Your voluntary job sounds interesting - enjoy! It's good that you can see a place for the guipure lace dress. I hope you finish it in time and gather good health to wear it. Best wishes

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  10. First I'm glad you've recovered and that all is well with you health wise. Second, congratulations on your new gig! Can't wait to see some of the pieces. It's good to have you back!

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  11. Glad that you are back - and with such good news as well! Congrats on your new job!

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  12. nice to have you back!!!!
    All the best for you!!!!!

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  13. Can't wait to see more of your dress, and photos from your volunteer job! That is so very exciting! I bet you're over the moon.
    Welcome back! And happy sewing. Glad your operation went well.

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  14. Welcome back! best news is that you're feeling well :-)

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  15. Great to have you back, Marina.

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  16. Nice to see your back! Will wait for new posts!

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  17. Welcome back! I am glad that you are well again. I really missed your posts. What an awesome Job, I am looking forward to your posts!!

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  18. I wondered where you were and am so glad you are back! Hope you've made a full recovery :)

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  19. I'm so glad that you're feeling better! It's nice to see you here! Also, I'm so excited about your new gig! Can't wait to see photos!

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