I hope you have all had a cracking weekend ? I have spent the main of it sewing !
Look what I am working on.....
Hopefully using these ...
|Ship Ahoy !!|
|Muslin made with no alterations.|
|Loving the tailor tacks !|
I realised I needed an extra 2 inches in length and that I wanted a more open neck area, so I just went ahead and reflected that on the pattern tissue.
Tonight I have got so far as to make it up and sew on the facings.
Tomorrow I will under-stitch the facings and then attempt the buttons. Wish me luck, I think I may well be needing it, by the bucket-load ! Not really sure how well buttons and me are going to get along. If it goes well, I am going to attempt the Colette Beignet, with its many buttons next; if it goes badly, the Colette Peony will be next. Ha !
(Sorry - I am not meaning to canvass any particular pattern company, I just love these patterns and find them not just pretty but also easy for my level (ie a total beginner); and they have excellent instruction guides, so there :-p )
I have dressed Dolly in the (almost) finished Sencha, and she looks pretty good in it :-) I am liking the choice of fabric for this one, unlike the fabric
The only thing is that I have made the keyhole neck a little too open now - and it looks a tiny bit odd. However,I don't mind enough to not want to wear it. I am going to make another version once this one is finished and next time I think I will try the version with neck tucks. I am going to be brave and just cut it without making a new muslin. All I will do is add 2 inches to the length and fit it as I sew.
I am finding it really useful to just baste all seams, pleats etc and then fit whatever I am making as I go along. I found that it really made a difference with my second Ginger. The shape of it looks so much better.
In other news, my November copy of Burda Style arrived on Friday, and friends, I am on the whole disappointed, but I fancy this is only because the patterns in the October issue were so awesome ! Has anyone made up any of the October patterns yet ? I would love to see some !
Well, I am off to get some Vimto, thirsty work this writing lark !
Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.