Friday 18 June 2010

More Makings

I'm got so carried away with putting everything on, and I forgot the shorts. So easy to make (yeah, right!) shorts. the first pair took a week of unpicking - with bursts of sewing them together wrong in between- to get back to where I left off in class the week before! Thankfully there was much less unpicking with the second pair, but I've definately found them trickier to figure out than the dresses. These do have pockets though, and once I got them together correctly they do look rather tidy, if I do say so myself. I had to adapt the pocket shape as the size of it was for adults I think- K gave me feedback for how she would like it though.
Both girls kindly agreed to wear them ( J taking a lot of persuasion!)- K's have had much more wear already.

Mum- in -law gave me some  fabric K loves to make a dress for K weeks ago, but I only got going with it last week. I had forgotten how to put binding on the raw edges, so had to ask in class on Wednesday how to do it, and Angela showed me how to make a button loop at the same time.

My hand sewing needs some work, but that won't show when the button is fastened.
I've been pestered to get this finished so now I've stayed up far too late 'just doing a quick hem' and remembering how to get pics off the cameras and onto here...but been to a lovely pre wedding meal ( aka Hen Night) tonight as well!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh lovely new blog to follow, hope you don't mind!
    The dresses are fab, you're certainly a very good beginner. I am still at the "thinking about making a dress for baby" stage and I've been sewing straight lines for months lol.