Sorry there haven't been any posts all week, I have been holding out for my camera to come back from the repair shop, but still no sign of it so more blurry, hastily taken pictures here I'm afraid.
I have a few projects on the go - it's starting to get warm and humid here now and every year I just never have enough suitable clothes for this season so I am focusing on summer now. I'm in a dress mood at the moment...here is the first completed item.
New Look 6429
This is an extremely popular mock wrap dress - there are currently 39 reviews of it over at Pattern Review, and I'm not sure there is any point in adding mine to the list. I made View C (the one in the photo) in some herringbone tweed print jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics (really I do buy fabric from other places too!). The pattern is easy to follow, there are a few different variations of the pattern as you can see from the image above.
It's a very cleverly cut pattern, there are no side seams, the back pieces extend round the front. The only problem I had with this dress was that I found the neckline a bit low so I chose to bind the neck edges, effectively raising them by a seam allowance which was all it needed. This also replaced the facings which are a bit silly in a knit garment - I think most people who have made this pattern have omitted the facings anyway and just turned and stitched.
I usually wear skirts and dresses much much longer than this because I don't really like my legs, but I am getting a bit tired of the same look. So I will slap on the fake tan and will need to wear this dress with sky high heels. That's OK I found 2 pairs in my wardrobe that will work, but I'm thinking I NEED a red pair too!
On a totally unrelated note I relived my teenage years last night and went to see Duran Duran in concert. It was a blast, I had such a good time. Off to sing along in my sewing room now!!