At the 2008 Industry day at the Simplicity factory, I bought two bolts of quilt fabric. I don’t quilt but I thought these would be great as toile fabric.
I’ll post up the full pics of the garments I made up in the Fabric stash competition this weekend. The competition ran from 1 January to 1 March 2009.
Right now I’m a bit over sewing garments at like ‘project runway’ challenge, but I now have a few more casual items in my wardrobe that I’m happy to keep and wear with pride.
I came 17th out of 259 contest participants and I used 35 yards of fabric. The winner used 100 yards of fabric.
Last night I conquered the pockets and adjusted the bodice to fit me, as opposed to a tight squeeze. All weekend I was dreading the pockets because they’re a feature on my hips, that I was trying to avoid/change/amend/ignore.
Now I’ll be joining the bodice to the skirt (fingers crossed). I had to face up to the reality that I needed to do more planning and adjustments to the pattern, that I’ll do once I finish this fushia trial.
I will finish this new dress pattern and then try a new jacket pattern – more stress even with the normal adjustments. In the meantime, there are a couple of knit tops that I also want to fit in.