Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dressmaking.....

OK so the last time I followed a dressmaking pattern was when I was 15 and that had limited success so I was a little apprehensive to give it another go.  But  we are 20+ years down the road since then and I do sew a lot so I figured I'd battle through!

My daughter had picked out a pattern and fabric so off I went.  I have made her bits and pieces over the years but never from a proper pattern you understand so wasn't really sure what all those little markings were for lol! But I figured it out as I went along.  And this is what we made...

 A top and a belt.

I used a Simplicity pattern: 2689


Not sure I'll be rushing to make the other items just yet.  I was amazed how long it took me.  Maybe it's because I wasn't familiar with using a dress pattern.  I did feel a little restricted following a pattern.  So, not sure it's really me!  But I'm pleased I did it. Think we spent less time shopping yesterday for a heap of items than it took me to make this one!

I did crack open the packet with the twin needle in it though and threaded that up for the first time to do a fancier hem than normal!

7 comments:

  1. You've done a great job making the top from a pattern, Jo. Looks terrific!!! Next time you'll be much faster and you can always make it your own and deviate from the pattern.

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    1. I've featured your blouse today, Jo...
      http://www.threadingmyway.com/2014/08/threading-your-way-features.html

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  2. You did a great job with this blouse!

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  3. Lovely, a pattern I would like for myself.

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  4. It is absolutely stunning! What a fabulous pattern, I bet she loves it.

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  5. I made this one for my daughter, as well - very cute pattern!

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