Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life...

Back in the New Year, I made a resolution that I would make something for myself in every month of 2015, and this is my make for March. It's the Comino cap dress by Kitchsy Coo. The dress is a first in many respects as it's my first pdf pattern, the first time I've used my overlocker to make anything (apart from finishing seams) and the first time I've attached a neckband using the overlocker...
I chose a rather bright orange, flowery cotton jersey fabric (that I'd originally bought from Laura Ashley several years ago) from my stash and although it's a little on the bright side, I think it's worked quite well :-)
I was very pleased with the way the dress made up and I shall be making more!! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A New Swirly Skirt

Valentine's Day came and went without any flowers, cards or chocolates so I decided to cheer myself up on Sunday morning and make myself a skirt. I usually wear straight, fitted, short skirts but with the vintage revival currently in full swing, so to speak, I decided on a swirly skirt for a change. Luckily I'd already ordered a couple of patterns, and had cut out the pattern from the fabric, so all I had to do was stitch. I timed myself this time too, just to see how long it took ;-)

It didn't take long at all, just four hours from sitting down at the machine to completion, and that included stitching the side seam twice and putting the zip in twice! lol When I tried the skirt on it was too big round the waist, so I had to take the zip out again and take the seam in by two inches. It's still a little on the big side round the waist, but I'm aiming to lose a bit of tummy podge in the next few months, so hopefully I'll be able to nip in the other side of the skirt when I've lost a bit lol

Thursday, February 12, 2015

there's life in to the old blog yet....

Hello again!! I've been away for a few years but would really like to get my blog up and running again....let's see if this works!!