I’m still here – somewhere…

Oh boy, I’ve not been good at updating, have I?  1 000 apologies.  I even missed a milestone!  This little blog was one whole year old on the 27th June!  I missed it.  😦

So here’s what I’m working on for Daughter No2 at the moment.  It’s not a pincushion, or a totebag.  It’s a dress!  YAY!  We’d seen this dress on Modcloth over a year ago, and liked the panels on the bodice, so we pinned it for future reference.  I managed finally to get the pattern cut last weekend, and got to make the toiles this weekend!

Here’s what the bodice section looks like in a plain fabric:

Second toile of the bodice, showing all the panel seams

And here’s the nice stuff all cut out and ready for tailor tacking!  I really hope to get it made up tomorrow, so fingers crossed there are no visitors!  😀  The fabric is a John Kaldor stretch cotton sateen print in red and white that I bought in Derby from Tatler Fabrics.  I only had 1.5m, so the skirt on this dress will just be a simple A-line, rather than anything fuller.  But I have a feeling I might be making more than one version of this, so stick around to see variations on the skirt.

All cut out and nowhere to go!

And a close-up of all those bodice panel pieces….

Five bodice panel pieces. On the front.

 

So I’ll see you tomorrow with the finished garment and someone with a biiig grin on her face!  Let’s just hope it isn’t raining for the photos..

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Author: Anne W

I love fabric, and sewing. And I could do nothing else but sew, all day, every day, if I could!

13 thoughts on “I’m still here – somewhere…”

  1. Ohh congrats on one year of blogging 🙂 xx I’m looking forward to seeing this dress in the final fabric, it looks amazing already, all that seaming! I think I have a similar fabric in my stash but in black and white!

  2. This looks like it’s going to be stunning! Worth the wait and congratulations on one year of blogging (I missed my blogiversary too).

    1. I couldn’t believe I’d missed it! I was ready for it at the beninning of the month – then it slipped away without a sign. *sigh, better luck next time!

    1. The good thing is that there are plenty of seams in which to do fitting alterations. The thing that could pose problems is the fabric. As this toile is just a cotton there isn’t much movement, but the final fabric is a stretch cotton, so needed to be stabilised.

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