Wednesday, December 08, 2010

On a roll!


I made another top yesterday afternoon using the same pattern as the first one but this time I crossed the straps at the back. I haven't decided but I might uncross them, it makes the front hang a bit funny and the whole top sits a little high.

And today I made a dress! It was easy to make but it took me a lot of faffing about to get the straps the right length and in the right spot to cover my bra straps, it's really hard to do that on your own.

I also should say I used only stash materials and notions to make all three of these items, the only thing I had to buy was a hook and eye for the dress.

Pattern: Simplicity 8518
Size: 12
Mods: took in top edge of bodice by about 1cm on each side
Fabric: self patterned cotton
Blurry I know but you can kind of see the self-pattern on the fabric
This is the pets hard at work napping while I was sewing away (that's the sewing chair at the bottom of the photo). I had to be careful I didn't roll the chair over Samson's paws sticking out there.

(Sooty has had a little operation, that's why he's got a shaved patch on his side)