Dressmaking

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Hello dear crafting friends. Result! Achieved! Done! Whoo Hoo!

Yesterday we were Grandchild minding and at a loss how to amuse her. Then…. The light bulb moment! We piled into the car and headed to Abakhan- a sewing, crafting wonderland. Grandchild was wide eyed with amazement at the amount, colours and variety of textiles for sale. She was to be a designer whilst I was to be the seamstress.

Grandchild chose a pattern ( with just a little guidance) and some fabric ( with more guidance.) Home we went to set up a sweat shop in the dining room. It’s some time since I made a garments but the pattern choice was relatively simple and away we went. I measured, cut, stitched, pressed, unpicked and stitched again. After the final press it was ready. Haute Couture wrap around and reversible dress. Lovely!

The pattern was Simplicity 8104.

imageThe instructions were straight forward and the fabric a firm cotton.

Grandchild had chosen contrasting blues.

imageThe model twirled and danced.

imageTwo dresses in one go. Result!

This project has inspired me to make more. Roll on the Great British Sewing Bee.

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