Spurred on by some very lovely (and cheap!) fabric which I bought from the Ardingly Quilt Festival on Saturday, yesterday, I finally decided to tackle a dress making pattern I bought ages ago. I must confess, one of my weaknesses is getting over excited and buying patterns which I take ages (or never get round) to making.
I bought this Colette pattern from Liberty, it wasn't cheap as patterns go but I had heard good things about these patterns and the styles are lovely and vintage-inspired. They also cover a huge size range from skinnies to curvies. Hurrah! Although the pattern states it is beginner level, I think you need to be fairly confident before setting off on this. Personally, I have very good intentions when it comes to making clothes but I don't usually enjoy it that much. I've had so many items turn out too small or too large and then have no idea how to alter them.
I'm happy to report that I did rather enjoy making this blouse and am pleased with how it has turned out. It's also a pretty good fit!
Sorry to rush on... Other sewing I've whipped up recently is this little collection of bags, jolly useful they are too. I made them to house different collections of crafty bits 'n' bobs; vintage lace, ribbons, bits of embroidered cloths and so on.
You see I'm in a rush as I'm packing to head off to Sussex for a few days, crikey four days away from my beloved Den. No complaints though, I can't wait to spend four days and three nights in the company of other like minded crafty fellows, learning new skills and not doing a shred of housework! Not forgetting our tutor, whom I greatly admire and am massively inspired by. Eeek, very over-excited here!
So, I will love you and leave you, readers as I need to get off and still have many important clothing/accessories/pinny selection issues to wrangle with. But the important stuff is packed!
See you soon...