At last, I have braved and successfully made an item of clothing! It is my very first time and I am very pleased with the results!
I started it last week and I did get some help at the beginning from my sewing teacher, May. I go to a sewing class once a month, you can take whatever you are working on – anything from quilts, dress-making, bunting, soft furnishings – and May helps you along the way with advice, tips, sewing machine know-how, understanding your pattern or project. Basically what May doesn’t know about sewing isn’t worth knowing!
So I finished the tunic today just by following the instructions and working it out for myself. It was very clear and easy to understand. I think in total it took me about 6 hours from start to finish including cutting the pattern out, then the fabric, sewing it all together and finishing it all nicely. I think it must be a pretty straight forward kind of pattern or perhaps just well written as it all went smoothly. Hardly any swearing at all!
I cut out and made the 10/12. I think it’s quite accurate size-wise...On me I would say it’s slightly too big around my waist but the smaller size would have been too small on the sleeves and top. Anyway, I love the style so I am going to leave this one as it is, comfy and airy for summer and make another one, probably in a dark colour for winter in heavier fabric...maybe needlecord...I am thinking a dark green or French navy. Anyway, next time I am going to adjust the pattern slightly to taper in more at the waist and be slightly narrower in the skirt. Also, I made the dress slightly shorter than on the instructions and I would like to thank Jenny and May for telling me it was short enough! There was no mirror and it really is short enough!
I am still new to this whole blogging thing and have yet to work out things like tagging my words and including links...all in good time!
A cake baking day tomorrow! Bye for now, Nix X