I am making a dress for New Year’s Eve. This is something I attempt every year and I usually end up wearing the results three months to two years later. I’m on track this year, although I do have a backup dress, just in case.
This is the sewing machine I use, a late 70’s model Janome. It belongs to my Mum, but it lives with me until Mum wants it back (and she just invested in a whizz bang new Janome). I learned how to oil it the other day so it is chugging on like a… well, like a machine.
The sticker on it says “I’m a Genius!” because when we were younger, my brother Jared and I thought it was dead clever Mum could make all these things. I stand by it. She’s better than me.