Dear blogging friends,
I have finally finished my very first little girls dress. No, I have never made one before and for that reason I decided to set myself the challenge and make one. I perhaps could have selected an easier pattern, but life isn't mean't to be easy!! and nor are my challenges.
It isn't perfect (far from it) and I have lots to improve but I am quite pleased with the end result nevertheless. It might have been better if the machine I started making this dress on didn't play up so badly. But with my new baby it did make sewing so much less stressful.
Each time I sew something I like to learn something new, this time it was all about add lace to the hemline and creating a neat finish. I found a very useful tutorial that I followed and now I feel quite confident in doing this again, perhaps on one of my outfits, just need to find some gorgeous vintage lace.
|Simplicity pattern: 2377|
|I also need to learn to sew straight!!|
The next project will be a summer skirt for me in this lovely Japanese Lawn - if you are unfamiliar with lawn, it is a very soft (lightweight) cotton, very smooth to touch and has a high thread count. And here is some trivial - the word "lawn" comes from the French "Laon", a city in France, which produced large quantities of linen lawn. It is a pricy fabric, however I picked some up in January this year when it was on sale. I plan to buy more when the next sale comes around!
|Simplicity pattern: 3881|
|Planning to make A, not making the belt though.|