I like sharks. Quite a lot really. In fact I did my first masters degree studying sharks which included a cushty 7 months in the Bahamas studying shark behaviour. We also arranged our whole honeymoon around this dive in Borneo that is famous for its hammerhead sharks (we didn’t see them so clearly we’ll have to go back sometime).
One of the reason sharks are so impressive is they have amazing senses. That’s what makes some of them brilliant apex predators (obviously not all of them – I mean have you ever seen a cookie cutter shark? If not I demand you Google it now).
As it turns out children also have amazing senses that make them apex predators – apex predators of their mother’s time.
It’s like they can sense my breaks for freedom.
I’ll literally just sit down at my sewing machine when I either hear the thump thump thump of Mini Me climbing the stairs yelling “watcha doing mummy” or I’ll hear the “waaaaaaaaaaa” of Miniest Me who has realised she is not being held for the first time in 12 hours.
Case in point is this blouse. This is a really simple blouse that should take about 2 hours to make. And yet it’s taken me 2 weeks. That’s 2 hours split across 9 or 10 attempts to escape the children.
It’s a good thing I like them otherwise I might be tempted to sell them on ebay just to get some me time again!
It’s the Anderson Blouse from Sew Over It in a size 12 this time (clearly I’m not a size 12 they’ve just been very generous with the sizes). I made a few alterations with elasticated cuffs and waist. The pattern calls for a ribbon close at the waist which is really faffy and keeps getting pulled through when I put it in the washing machine. I also did another narrow shoulder adjustment to make me look like less of a freak :mrgreen:.