School is still being quite hectic and I am struggling to get much sewing done in my spare time. I would like to dedicate one full day of sewing this weekend, however I have open day at my school so I doubt that will happen!
During the summer holidays I stumbled across a post from Simple Sewing Magazine on Facebook. The post was from the pattern company Jennifer Lauren Handmade and that they were looking for pattern testers. I jumped at the chance and quickly signed myself up. whilst I wasnt succesful to be picked as the first pattern tester, I was picked to test the Afternoon Blouse and Shift Dress, which you can find here. There is no ignoring the fact that Jennifer Lauren Handmade has produced some absolutely gorgeous patterns, I particularly like the look of the Laneway Dress. However, I can’t say I was a huge fan of the Afternoon Blouse and Shift Dress, at first I thought it might look a little dull and plain-looking, which isn’t my style at all.
As it has been quite a hectic first week back at school, I have decided to show one of my makes I made during the summer. Yet again it is another Simple Sew pattern!Continue reading “The Sienna Dress”→
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…..