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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

WOYWW....

Hello all.  The weather is still hot hot hot here and the pressure of work is still intense here at Sewing by Annie's.  Everyone seems to be leaving their sewing to the last minute and I'm getting myself know as the lady who will save the day.

On my desk this week are just a few of the jobs I've done since Monday morning and what I have to do [so far] this week....

 

This little Memory bear has initials monogrammed on the pocket on his front to remember a much loved husband and is now winging his way to his new home in Leicestershire....he's just one of my many bears being ordered from another part of the country and each one make me smile to think that I'm conquering another place.



From 6 different shirts I've made these 4 different little bears and then I made the bunting to match....cute or what?



I also had a fitting for this gorgeous prom dress on Monday morning and plan to shorten it at some point today....this customer's own seamstress let her down at the last minute so she brought the dress to me to do before Thursday!!



Monday afternoon I had a wedding dress fitting.  The bride had previously been to me with another dress which I shortened for her but since then she says she has put weight on and wasn't happy with it so had bought another one so I now have to shorten this one last minute before her wedding.....another job for later today!!

Isn't the lacy detail on the bodice just gorgeous?








I also have..
  • Jeans to shorten
  • work trousers to repair
  • 2 pair of shorts to take in
  • 2 tops to shorten the sleeves on
....and that's just until the next customer comes through my door!!!

So that's all from me for today.  The fans on and the sewing machine and I will be getting a good work out today.  I will catch up on as many desks as I can in my coffee breaks but if I fail to get round you all please forgive me.
Hugs,
Annie x

21 comments:

Helen said...

wow, so busy again Annie! love the memory bears and their bunting, so sweet! good luck with all the dressmaking on a deadline! Helen #3

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Annie you are so busy and in this heat!!! What a find you are, there are not many people that would turn on a heel to help those in need when they have been let down.
Happy altering you are a marvel with that magnificent sewing machine.
Thank you for sharing your busy schedule and WOYWW Tracey #5

Lynn Holland said...

You are a busy bee missus. Our sewing friend Val has become Philip hero of the hour as she has repaired all his overalls which were completely wrecked with welding holes. There should be a special medal for you both.
Lynn. Xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, Annie. You are truly a very busy person this week. I hope you have time for a short break and a breather in between sewing jobs. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous frocks to work on - not so easy on hot days but you will triumph! xx

Christine said...

Hope the fan holds out for you, keeping cool is a must! What beautiful clothes to alter, must make it all worthwhile to see them being worn.
Have a stitchy week
Christine #20

Karen Ives said...

Well done you for taking on all those jobs. I love to sew but not do alterations. Have a great day Karen #23

Ellie said...

Wow you are a busy bee. Those dresses are gorgeous! I do love the bears, such cuties. Hope you manage to get through most of the list today.
Ellie #14

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, while I know you'd appreciate getting the work, the pressure of last minute jobs isn't fun. Love those little bears- so sweet.Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #2 XxX

Hazel said...

Beautiful dresses - think I'd be afraid to touch them! Love, love your bears. Thanks for sharing - Hazel WOYWW #15 x

glitterandglue said...

Hi Annie. Wow! You certainly know how to keep busy. Your little bears are getting a name for themselves now... Brilliant - conquering the world one little bear at a time! Go for it, girl.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Marit said...

That's a lot of sewing to do Annie! Don't get stuck to the sewing machine in this heat! I do love the lace on the wedding dress, just gorgeous! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #22

Angela Radford said...

Busy as ever Annie, brilliant. I went to the NEC last Friday, you would have loved it, the fabrics were gorgeous. I bought some recycled kimono fabric though not sure what I am going to do with it yet. Have a great woyww, Angela x10x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, I'm so glad I don't have your 'workdesk' today - you're so busy! Still, it must be very satisfying to spread so much love around - those teddies and those gorgeous dresses. Not that I understand a bride-to-be putting on weight - they usually lose pounds through the stress of it all. The lace is divine! Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Ellie x #32

Caro said...

The bears with their bunting are sooo cute! I think Alex is angling for one, so I just need to persuade Tim! Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#38)

Catriona Mason said...

Beautiful dresses -you are one special seamstress to help people this way.

Anne said...

Gosh Annie you never stop!!! I'm sure I could not keep up with - and especially in this heat. Hope you get some time off!!! Anne x #11

Mrs.D said...

Annie, all those alterations bring back memories of 40 years ago, but the wedding dresses make it worth it. And yes that lacy detail is fabulous, so different.
Chris #8

Neet said...

Fab lace dresses, is it scary having to alter something like that that means so much?
Love the bears - the little ones are adorable - and the bunting.
Hugs, Neet 6 xx

Dorlene Durham said...

Wow you are busy. Have a great week! Dorlene #40

Kelly said...

sounds like you've been busy. Doesn't it feel good that you have customers who know they can trust you - even if it's last minute? That has to give you a sense of pride. I always admire your memory bears. What an great idea. Something I could do here in the states.. you know, if I had time. hehe I'll try to remember to join up on smiles. Creative Blessings! Kelly #29