Today a friend and I went to a sewing worship to learn to read a pattern and make a little girls dress as an introduction to dressmaking. As the bear has been so poorly for so long, she’s been pretty attached to me non stop so as guilty as it made me feel, it was actually pretty nice to have a day on my own at some kind of attempt at adulting (the term is used in the loosest sense of the word!!).
I love crafts and making things so this was right up our street. The venue was gorgeous, set in a barn within a cute little retail village:
I don’t have pictures of the creation in progress as to be honest we were so engrossed in what we were doing!! It was great fun though and was a great intro to breaking down all the terms I look at in sewing patterns which always frighten me away from trying them. Needless to say I fell in love with this machine which is soooooo much whizzier than my old geriatric one…unfortunately though waaaayy at the bottom of the “to buy” wish list.
Although my make did not go without issues: I got a bit overconfident at the end and tried some fancy hemming which resulted in the machine eating my dress. Twice!! Therefore I ended up having to cut the hem and re-doing it meaning it was 3 cm shorter more than it should have been. It’s ok though!! It just means it’s a tunic rather than a dress. 🙂 The finished result:
Overall I’m so pleased with it, not bad for a first attempt at making something from a pattern and I’m already eager to go again – to the point where I may have ‘accidently’ ordered some interfacing and fabric online. Oops!!