|Oh - to be a cat!|
|Making the bodice|
|Keeping my pattern pieces organised|
Ever since staring dress making just over a year ago, I keep getting drawn towards Simplicity 'New Look' patterns (which I find really user friendly and therefore easy to follow - ideal for those new to dressmaking), this is my first attempt at a 'Project Runway' pattern by Simplicity and it has to be said, I'll definately be making more from this range.
|For some jobs, only the dining table will do!|
I love the 'croquis'* idea which comes with this pattern as I've never before come across one..... it offers great scope for designing your own unique product.
* the croquis is a tool which helps you draw the variations of a pattern to help you design your final product ..... kind of similar to those dress-up paper doll kits you used to have as a child - the ones with the tabs to keep the clothes on the paper doll!
I'm now at the stage where I'm adding the sleeve facings as I've opted to make the sleeveless version dress with the large yolk collar and a flared skirt. The bodice is looking really good and I can't wait to get it completed ........ I'll be sure to post up loads of photos when I do!
In the meantime, why not have a look at Fancy That blog to read Nikki's review of this same pattern, her choice of fabric is gorgeous.
In the meantime, I'm off to listen to some music (over the sound of a snoring cat) and to have maybe just one more cup of tea before getting these facings on!
Blog ya soon,