Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A sweet apron for a special girl

I got this pattern from Sew Liberated - Free Childs Apron.
It was so quick and easy to put together, even with a gammy hand.

Thsi was made using some fabric from my stash, and some fabric I recently bought from work (the pocket fabric. Seriously, isn't it gorgeous). It's for a friends Miss 4 for Christmas, we are going to make a wee baking set for her. So the apron was the perfect thing to go with it.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The dress for the dinner.

Here's the dress, I cropped my colleagues out of the photo, just because I don't have permission to post them as well.

It turned out really gorgeous and comfortable. I'll be wearing it to a friends wedding in December too.

And the best part is, we came SECOND, in the category we were entered in, which was customer service! We were so absolutely thrilled! First was the only 5 star hotel in our region, so we are all really proud.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A dress almost finished

I did a few wee bits on my dress yesterday. very slowly, getting movement back into my hand, so I'm doing bits and pieces as I can.

All that's left to do now is tack the facing down, hem the bottom and the underarms, as well as the back vent.
I'm not happy with the sleeves though so I am going to slash and spread the sleeve to give me more room for my fat arms lol.

I think the sides may need taking in a wee bit more too.

 See my wee helper? lol

Definitely need more room in the arms, and I may yet wear a jacket or such too as Im not comfortable with my fat arms

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Need some help - how does this pattern work?

Ignore this, I worked it out in the end lol.
I'm perplexed.

This is the shoulder pattern piece

these are the armholes (there's also the back piece that works into the armhole. but there's no markings on that!)

 which way do you think the sleeve goes? Longer piece to the back?

And then problem two.

 to the left, the right front side facing piece.
the longer piece is the left front side facing piece.
Above that is the back facing.
Im absolutely puzzled as to which way the front facing piece attaches onto the back facing.
Very angled, to the back facing, or slight angled to the back facing.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sneak peek

This was the dress pinned together. I really like it! Can't wait to keep going on it

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A bit of sewing to be done

The store I work in on the weekend, is in a local competition for its customer service (obviously can't say much else about it) but we are going to a gala dinner, and need a formal dress.

I've got some stunning fabric

and am using a Lekala pattern, for the first time.
Did you know that you send your measurements when you buy the pattern and they email the pattern through as a PDF to your measurements. And also, only around $3NZD ($2.50ish USD)

I've cut the fabric out now, and have sewn the back princess seams together, but am waiting for the guide sheet to be sent to me as the pattern itself doesn't give much indication on which way things like pleats go etc.
And how to do the neckline.
I'm hoping it turns out well! 

Update. So far so good. I've pinned everything together now, figured the pleats. It looks stunning on. Can't wait to finish it!!