Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lobster dress goes cray-cray

*** ALLERGY ALERT : This post contains seafood. ***

Hey guys!

Here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: lobster dress meets crayfish!
But first things first: You guys pointed out in my last post that I was being too hard on myself, criticizing my lack of a cohesive style in my sewing. And you know what? I decided that I have enough reasons to beat myself up on a daily basis, that sewing doesn't need to be one. So take that, "cohesive style".

No, kidding aside, I do still want to work towards a more cohesive look, but I'm not going to be too hard on myself about it. As many of you pointed out, experimenting is also what it's all about and I do have to use the fabric I already have (let's face it, A LOT).

Now... back to CRAYFISH. Crayfish parties happen every year at around August or September in Sweden. I’ve heard about the tradition extensively and had been waiting for this party impatiently. It basically consists of eating crayfish to your heart’s content (along with a few -- or many -- shots of vodka).

This particular party was organised by our neighbourhood community and the dress proved to be the BEST conversation starter. Of note, I was most pleased to become acquainted with another translator working from home. I’ve yet to meet a translator I don’t like, but anyone working on the swedish translation of Malala’s biography scores MAJOR bonus points in my book. (No but I mean, how cool is that?!?!) Mostly,  it’s nice to somehow feel a little less alone as I quietly put in those very long hours, because I now know there is someone a few doors down who is experiencing the same agony and stress. 

I do enjoy my profession. I mean seriously! Anything gets tough for more than 10 hours a day though. But I am still doing the 5-minute sewing breaks throughout the day, which helps, and I'm now almost finished my dress. :-)


  1. Oh, I'm a bit envious about the crayfish party! And I do hope that you feel a little bit less alone, knowing that there are all those people all over the world, reading your blog admiring you and your creations. I think your wardrobe, or it least what I've seen so far, is awesome!

  2. Truly a perfect dress for this party :)

  3. If there were ever an appropriate occasion for wearing a lobster dress, this is it, although I had to pop an antihistamine just to read this post ;)

    I love reading about your adventures in Sweden.


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