I have used the Annabelle dress pattern a number of times already, with both times using a viscose fabric and I loved how flowy it was. It is a perfect pattern for casual and work wear and I was just itching to make another for the warmer weather!
As I have already made the pattern in a viscose fabric, I thought I would try another version in a different fabric. According to the pattern the suggested fabrics are: cotton lawn; linen; viscose; crepe de chine and satin. I wanted to use fabric that was already in my stash (I am trying to not buy fabric for a while!), so therefore I was limited to my choices. Luckily I had some gorgeous Liberty Tana Lawn. I only had 2 metres of fabric (53 inches wide), and the pattern requirements call for at least 2.7 metres of fabric for the size 14. Cue some interesting cutting out!
When I first moved back to Kent, I decided to enrol in another sewing course. The course worked really well with work as it was on Wednesday evenings for two hours over a ten week period. Our course tutor asked us all to bring in a pattern to work on. As I was the only one out of our group that had a little dressmaking experience I decided to challenge myself. Enter the McCall’s M7084…..
Starting this blog has been on my to do list for quite some time! As I had been sewing on and off for a year, my New Years resolution in 2017 was to make all of my own clothes and not buy a single item! I quickly failed that and only then did I realise how silly I was to make such a commitment. It did however make me appreciate how much I enjoy sewing. Since January my sewing skills have grown rapidly and it is here I hope to share my sewing journey with you!