Wednesday 10 July 2013

Tout fous du tour.

Everyone else has gone to bed. The Tour de France is on TV and I'm curled up on the couch learning to sew in Japanese . If I could be bothered getting up to get a glass of red wine then, only, could I possibly be happier.

Can you guess what I'm making?

In the northern hemisphere sewing bloggers are all busily flipping the Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress

It's a bit cold for roller skating around here so I'm making a winter flip of my own. I showed A the finished dress today and she gave this look and declared it to be "Nyeh". This is her most common word at the moment (and she can speak perfectly well) and it sounds to me like a combination of a Russian "nyet" and a Gen Y disinterested "meh". Linguistically interesting but downright infuriating.

Anyway, I've added the ice skating bear in the hope that it will win her around and I can bring you some modelled photos tomorrow....


  1. wow, this bear is so adorable. i do miss handstitching so much! our toddler has only recently stopped falling asleep on me, but she still goes to bed so late, that i haven't really gotten my evenings back. i do look forward to getting back into embroidery. this is just lovely!

  2. Love the little bear...hope he wins her over!

  3. Just stumbled upon your blog as I'm making the Roller Skate dress as a contestant in the Super Online Sewing Match, and I wanted to say hi, and that I'm a fellow sewist/cyclist, too! Do you use Strava? :) That double climb up L'Alpe d'Huez was so exciting last night!

    1. wow, hello. How cool that we may be a new internet species: the sewing cyclist. I'm a former mountain bike racer who now really only cycles to work and the occasional road ride (yet I can still justify owning all of my many bikes!). Strava came along post kids and fitness loss but I've got a few climbs logged on cycle2max. Most importantly I beat Cheryl Crow's time up l'Alpe d'Huez. :) And yes we were up all night to watch that stage and drinking French wines to match.
      Thanks for finding me and saying hello.


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