The quilt. If you can remember I couldnt quilt it without a special walking foot for my machine, so I have painstakingly sat and quilted it by hand. Well I finally finished it, I was so delighted and was ready to finish it off. So off I went up upstairs all set to bind the edges when I spotted this information about the wadding Id used
|CAN BE QUILTED UP TO 4 INCHES APART!!!!|
I also have quite a stash of fabric and thought that it was about time I used some of them up. so I have joined Sewdirect, a monthly magazine for dressmakers, which give you 2 free patterns when you subscribe. Im drawn to these two pieces of fabrics from my stash
|A random polka dot in a very dark navy (I love polka dots)|
also this little gem
|4 metres of 36" wide vintage fabric. Yes only £1.59|
from my favourite RSPCA shop(I love this charity shop , its so old fashioned. They make there price tags from christmas cards. Such a treasure I hope it doesnt change.)
Anyway I thought that they were crying out to be made into 50s' style dresses. I decided to order this lovely vintage dress pattern so I could use these fabrics
What I failed to do was measure how much material I actually have. the polka dots I have only 2.50 metres, which is not enough. So I have 2 options (1) not make the skirt so full or (2) use a contrast for the top section of the bodice dress, neither option ideal. I just cannot believe I was so stupid not to check I had enough fabric.
As Delboy would say to Rodney "WHAT A PLONKER!!"