I’ve been pretty busy in my sewing room this week, I’ve had a weeks holiday from work and I’ve made the most of it!Last month Ali from @akathimberlina organised a sewing meet up in Dewsbury. Clearly I don’t need any more fabric but it’s nice to go and socialise for the day with fellow stitchers who understand!! There’s lots of fabric stroking and one girl’s coat was tried on by about six of us, much to the amusement of one elderly couple in the pub!
Of course I ended up buying some fabric,one length was this gorgeous teal fabric. I have no idea what kind of fabric it is, it feels like suede, it’s satin on the back and it drapes beautifully. It was only £5/m from Lucky Fashions, I bought enough to make a dress.
I decided to make Vogue 2412, I think it’s out of print now, I picked it up at a pattern swop at one of the sewing meet-ups. I made two dresses out of it last winter and they’ve proved good staple wardrobe pieces, I’ve worn them a lot…
Both are in boiled wool…
I decided to make the collarless one again. The only alteration I made was to take a smidgen off the centre back, mainly as a way of lifting the sleeves a little. It was literally just half a centimetre – so I don’t think that is the reason this one feels a little narrow across my back! I think it is probably that this one doesn’t have any give.
It’s still easy to wear though…
I’m really pleased with this dress, it was pretty quick to make, the fabric was easy to sew, just a bit tricky to press, I ended up using my pressing cloth all the time which does make it a little more difficult to get things like darts perfectly pressed – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!
I overlocked all the inside edges and made a decorative hem with the scallop stitch on my machine. The photos were taken after I’d been wearing it all day, hence it isn’t beautifully pressed!
I’m quite proud that this length of fabric never even made it to my stash!!
Editors note; if my daughter was taking the photos she would have sent me off to comb my hair – looks like it was a hat wearing day!!