Yesterday saw the beginning of sewing The Dress. I know, I’m brave!
Mmm french seams!
So far it’s going well. I’ve managed to sew some tricky curves without unintentional gathering/puckering/killing anyone, and we now have a bodice and skirt.
I say skirt….I mean about two thirds of a skirt. Because the skirt in the pattern was a little too full for the design, I omitted some panels and gathering. Alas, it doesn’t work, so I still need to do the extra panels and gathering, but from how it’s looking, it won’t be as bulky as anticipated. Annoyingly it means I need more satin and The Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham is closed Sundays *cries*
However, I can still get on with cutting the lining this afternoon and getting that assembled, ready for the back closure and boning to go in.
Life has felt particularly chockablock since Lily started school two weeks ago, which has left little time for crafting.
Lily ready for her first day at school
It’s been a big change for all of us, with a new routine which we’re slowly getting used to. With the anticipation of returning to uni, I wanted to try and get the creative juices going and so packed a bag for Stitch on Thursday with an open mind. So far, this is what I’ve made…
I LOVE stitching hand lettering, and there’s a bit more to come that I think will be well suited to satin stitch.
Anyway, Lily wants to go and explore the new Birmingham New Street station and Liam will be watching the f1 this afternoon so I’d better get a wiggle on!