No sewing here this week due to an uncooperative work schedule. I have however managed to find enough time to stuff some crocheted budgies! They're completely mad, I do hope they make you smile!
Monday, October 20, 2014
Not without it's problems but today I wore it in public and no one laughed!
As far as I can tell it's just all round too big and the bodice is slightly too long but you know what? - I'm super pleased that it's wearable and well constructed and given that its my first ever 'marker pen' pattern I even feel a teensy bit proud of it.
OK, I didn't design it from scratch or anything but I wasn't too disheartened when my pattern for the wrapalong arrived and it was too small. My Ramona met my Moneta and my hybrid was born.
Question - Do I persevere and get this pattern spot on or buy a proper one for my next wrap dress, what would you do?
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Well I finished the wrap dress! It's truly 'not bad'. I took my time finishing, adding binding around the whole edge of the dress. There are a few reasons for this:-
1: It helps lift the dark charcoal grey from funereal to fun.
2: I'm not yet ready to go with a solid colour, I love my prints.
3: I do like the shape of the wrap and the binding shows it off better.
While it turned out better than I ever imagined it's going to need tweaking somewhat to get it right, this is the bit where I need a buddy! Someone who could tug and pull and pin until it looks better. As it is it's wearable.....
I will try to get a picture of me wearing it tomorrow, I actually think it looks better on me than on my body double, I can only assume that's because I'm sort of squishy and she's just hard.
A work in progress I think. I will tweak my tablecloth pattern and attempt an improved version, I have this amazing camo fabric..............