How are you all this week? I’ve had a very busy but rather lovely week. It was my birthday last Sunday (thirty seven how did THAT happen?), Papa and I cooked an amazing roastie beastie which was followed up by very yummy chocolate cake and fizz. Monday and Tuesday were spent filming and editing some YouTube clips which was a total pain and took way longer than it should have but so worth doing. The only reason it was a pain is that I was using Papa’s camera which is awesome but I have absolutely no knowledge of it’s workings so there was a steep learning curve involved! Wednesday I spent prepping sewing projects to take to the shop, yesterday actual sewing occurred (!) and today I finally started cutting out the fabric for the wearable muslin of the Sewaholic Robson Trench Coat! Phew! Construction of that will start tomorrow I’m hoping but first there are a few little projects that need finishing off…..I can do it!
Today I wanted to share the last of my March completed garments and I think I saved the best till last….
…..it’s another KB Grace dress but as I mentioned in my last look book vlog if you have a tried and true pattern that you love then I see nothing wrong with making many MANY versions of said TNT. This iteration is in a stunning pansy print which I’ve been hoarding for years now waiting for the perfect pattern to come along. First up I was thinking some kind of wrap dress, then I was considering the Butterick “Walk Away Dress” but I didn’t really have enough fabric for those so it sat on the shelf mocking me.
After working with a few border prints it occurred to me that I could also cut this fabric on the cross grain giving me a skirt width of at least two and half metres which is approaching the fullness I love. For my summer dresses I prefer the skirts to fall below the knee which means a skirt length of 27″ which only left me a 15″ width of fabric to cut the bodice out of so it really has to be some kind of strappy bodice and the Grace dress is perfect for that. I ended up with the tiniest scraps left over…not big enough for a bag lining even but there will some of this in the “All The Dresses I’ve Ever Made” quilt that I’m planning……..in the huge list of quilts I want to make……my brain really needs to stop coming up with new project ideas……at least for a little while!
One of the vlogs I uploaded this week is my May Fabric Haul and Sewing Plans and these are some (yes SOME) of the fabrics that will hopefully be turned in to beautiful things….
|Dress for Me / Dress for Me / Dress for Mum
Dress for Mum / Romper for Me / Skirt for Mum
Dress for Mum / Cushions for Cousin / Skirt for Sister in Law
…..there are seventy two days in May right? This picture doesn’t even included the commissions I’m working on! It’ll be fine…..who really needs sleep?