I've got my first proper bit of selfless clothing sewing to show you today! Most other gifts I've given people have been items such as knitting bags, or cushions, however, when I received this pattern free in Sew magazine, my sister was immediately smitten and begged me to make her one.
We found the fabric together, in the now deceased Mandors in Edinburgh. It was during the closing sale, and everything was half price. Due to chronic not-very-much-money-ism, I only bought a few bits of fabric, which I will, of course, now regret forever ;)
Anyway, this beautiful Liberty fabric was half price. For the life of me I cannot find the receipt and so tell you what price it actually was, and I also can't find any record of this fabric anywhere, so I cannot tell you much about it other than that it was fabulous to sew with, has a brilliant pattern on it (figs!), and is beyond comfortable to wear. Absolutely gorgeous, and I might, just might, have enough to scrape out a t-shirt for myself from the scraps. Here's hoping!
Does anyone know what kind of fabric it might be? It's cotton, though I think there's some wool in there too, and it's got a slight stretch. Seems cosy, so I didn't worry about lining it, and it just feels absolutely delectable.
Overall, I really enjoyed making this dress! I will get photos of her but it won't be for another 9 months or so (she's now pregnant....!!), but in the meantime, you'll have to make do with these hanger ones. Sorry!
|Back view. My zips are improving slowly...|
Hope you have a lovely day, thanks for reading!