Next steps... Running away to the circus?

By Victoria As-it-Seams - 15:29

Oh this summer.
It's been a bit  of a rollercoaster. 

We're off on holiday tomorrow (yes tomorrow .- so why am I writing a blog post when I should be sleeping/packing?!... ummm)

We're heading for a little adventure in the south of France, and that's the perfect reason to start sewing, n'est pas? 
So I whipped up a few summer dresses.

This is one - and it was perfect for our outing to the circus last week

It's a Tinny dress by Straightgrain... a pattern I've sewn a zillion times.
And the fabric is Yoko Okamoto's "Love Osaka" for Yuwa, in teal from Miss Matatabi, now sold out in this colour, but available in a lovely green and red still.

It's such a fun print, I've been a bit lazy not taking close-ups. Sorry, like I said, I go on holiday tomorrow. I should not be blogging....

A visit to the circus requires a fun dress, doesn't it?! 

And oh my Missy is so much fun to be around. She's a comedian and a performer, and something about her open-heartedness makes people smile. Here's her stand-off with the incredible bare-back horse rider...

Last time I posted, I wrote about the turmoil after Mr As it Seams lost his job after 20 years.
Now it's the summer break, and we're taking little steps forward.    It's not been easy, and there's still along way to go, but one of those steps is that Mr As it Seams has found some new work. He's been offered another job, again teaching music, in another school. And although it's only for a couple of days a week, it's encouraging.

Time for the As it Seams show to get back on the road....

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  1. A perfect dress to go to circus, or to France, or anywhere in between :) Love this print. And Missy sounds like such a lovely girl :) Enjoy the trip :)

  2. Great news about your husband - hope opportunities continue to present themselves. The dress is lovely and I'm not surprised that your daughter makes an impressions wherever she goes - she is beautiful.

  3. Your kid sounds like so much fun. Have a lovely trip!

  4. Losing a job after so long is very traumatic, but I am so happy to hear that things are looking up a little bit! The dress is lovely and your daughter is radiant! I love the picture of her in the "stand-off"!


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