Monday, 16 June 2014

Her children rise up: Dress 20!

Well, how are we all? It's been a sorry!!

I've been a bust little sewing bee in my blogging absence though and have now learnt how to create a wiggle dress, yay!

A wee while ago the lovely Roisin lent me her Gertie book and I traced the delightful pencil skirt pattern. 

I've been messing around with pattern hacking pretty much since I started on this sewing journey so decided to try adding a pencil skirt to the New Look 6886 pattern bodice (which I love) and added thicker straps.

love this dress although I must confess I have not yet mastered either fishtail pleats or splits do I'm a wiggling in it!!
What do you think?

I've even got enough fabric left to try a play this space!!


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

From her earnings she plants a vineyard: Dress 18

Well, how is everyone this week?! Ive been enjoying the bits of sunshine in between the large amounts of rain and am in the process of transforming our 'den' (insert converted garage-thingy) into my new sewing room! Woop woop! More on that later....

In the meantime, I don't know whether I should blame Sew Dolly Clackett formy copious purchasing of novelty fabrics (or whether they just give me the impetus to actually sew), but I can't seem to resist novelty!! 

On a dangerously late night trawl of the internet I found this! Drum roll please.....Introducing my 'Beam me up Scotty' dress!

I made it quite a while ago but realised i hadn't blogged about it, so here you are!!
Guess what? It's another mash up of the Simplicity 2444 bodice but I've added a half circle skirt from New Look 6886. I think it works really well, especially with my new Irregular Choice shoes! Not bad for a cheapy poly cotton purchased once upon an online.
Sorry about the goofy selfie- no one was on hand to play David Bailey :(
I am definitely finding the relative In-expense of dress making = more shoes!!!

I have since discovered that this fabric is probably a cheap imitation of a Michael Miller one so apologies to all you fabric purists and hooray for cheap imitations!

What do you think?!