Today I popped into town and headed to a Charity Shop. Readers what do you think of this fabric, does it look like curtains? Be honest now
It is in fact a double cotton duvet. loads of fabric for £1.00. Im visualising a summer dress with it, the vintage vogue on my sewlutions list, But Im not 100% convinced. Its really nice quality. comments appreciated please.
So onto Vogue 8576, not the quickest of makes for me.
The pattern said easy, and it is. But I have never made a pattern up before with so many unconventional shaped pieces, 14 pieces in all, and my inexperience in handling these pieces showed. I just found it baffling, especially as I couldn't tell right from wrong on the fabric.
I think my fabric choice was poor, it showed every sewing mistake possible and it creases easy, it is also too dark not showing off the composition of this dress and the top-stitching. I cannot count the amount of times I unpicked it in my search for perfection, getting the seams straight and centered up to the points on the skirt part. I made a mistake, not noticing because I was busy concentrating on getting the fit right on my shoulders and bust. (the points on the neck line are not in line with the seam.) I dont know how it came about.
|skirt inserts I found these quite tricky|
|Close up of the inserts at waist level where they meet together|
apologies for picture quality.
So back to that title, a bit like childbirth........ I probably wouldn't want to make another one for a while because it seemed to go on for ever, there was a lot of frustration, and halfway through I wanted to give up, but Im so pleased I didn't because I was rewarded with something really nice. I will also more than likely forget what a headache it was and want to make another. Sounds familiar.!!
Now for some thing less taxing.