The last few days I've been working on my first 'real' dress- Hazel by Colette, in a beautiful buttery floral print, yet I must confess to some frustration today. I do believe that Edward Monkton was thinking of me when he drew this:
Try as I might to be satisfied with less than perfect top stitch, it really just won't do. I end the day having moved backwards, rather than forwards, in my pretty project (cue toys being thrown out of pram).
Sleep and the fresh perspective of a new day required; Bedfordshire here I come...

Does anyone else struggle with this same dilemma? Any buttons of wisdom to impart?

Things I have learnt (so far), whilst making my Hazel dress:
1. I love enclosed edges and anything other than an enclosed (or overlocked) edge is almost too much to bear.
2. Unpickers are invaluable.

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    Laura Holmes

    Hello and welcome to Duck-Egg Blue! I love to make things and I especially love to make things using a needle and thread. We have a craft room at home, which I spend far too little time in, but things are about to change. With the beginning of my new blog is the beginning of a sewing revival in my life. Sew (!), in a bid to increase my stitching productivity and to encourage others to likewise delight in this or other similar crafts, I hereby declare my Holmes made blog o p e n for public view!
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