This is the fabric I'm using for the dress. It's really cute as the line of geisha is only at the bottom of the fabric (and I will use for the bottom of the skirt) and the rest is black with a few flowers dotted here and there. I'm really hoping it works out!
I had another moment of realising how much I'm going to miss this country. I took a break from the machine and dropped into my local shopping centre. I sat at Starbucks for a while to do some writing, browsed through the Japanese craft books in the books shop, picked up some super cute Japanese fabric from the craft shop and bought some yummy sushi from the supermarket for dinner. Ahh... I've only got another seven months of this life!
By the time I got home, we were in the middle of a huge electrical storm, so the computer and sewing machine were pulled out of the sockets. To amuse myself I played with making some kimono fabric pendants. I'm really pleased with how they worked out (the square ones weren't actually finished when I took this photo, so look a bit funny). They have a lovely silver coloured metal finish on the back.
All in all, a great day. Please summer holidays, don't ever end!