Some fold-over elastic, a bit of visoflex and extending a knit top pattern made this dress quick and easy to whip up this weekend. There were some ruching features that I would have added if the pattern was less prominent, but I'll do that next time.I tried this on without the fold-over elastic and the … Continue reading Whipped up easily
Did I buy this fabric in haste? What were you thinking? The print is large and I'm short. You can tell from the dressmaker dummy that the print is almost as tall as I am.My idea was to make a short sleeve, formfit/casual dress - not sure about the length as yet.If this doesn't work, … Continue reading Introducing…??
This top is now going to be a pretty layer when I just want to relax on the weekend. The fabric is a silk chiffon so I'll be wearing a singlet top underneath. Comments about this top consistently mentioned that it's a maternity look top and you can adjust the front to adopt this for … Continue reading Relaxed layer – McCalls 5050
I've now simplified a complex pattern. I feel like I've been simplifying problems all week.After unpicking the sleeves, underfacing, elastic in the front waistline and shoulder seams, I:- took off 2cm from the shoulder seams- added clear elastic in the neckline edge, turned it over once and then straight stitched- sewed on the sleeves and … Continue reading Make it work – Vogue 8420