Monday, 2 February 2015

Made By Me #120

I'm a bit sad it is Monday already.  I had a weekend to myself and instead of sitting behind the sewing machine as planned I spent most of my time feeling sorry for myself and trying to sleep off a persistent headache.  I did sew three dresses though so all is not lost.  After some advice from Ant, one of the GOMI commenters, I have moved the bust darts down and shortened the waist darts.  I had no idea that they weren't where they should be and no one had said 'Hey Sarah, great dress but your darts are a bit high love'.  I'm always open to constructive criticism, however do you learn otherwise?!  I don't have a sewing teacher to correct any mistakes I may make.

I cut my fabric out at work during my lunch breaks so had already cut the three I sewed at the weekend out ready with the darts marked in the higher position so just moved them down an inch or so.  I need to alter my pattern now too to reflect these changes.  I've also tried to stand straighter as I have a habit of pushing my hips forward when taking blog photos which makes the waist look like it is higher at the front.

I have been looking forward to sewing up this fabric since it arrived from Elephant In My Handbag, I absolutely adore the print! It has a lovely retro feel to it and is making me long for brighter, warmer days.  It actually started snowing whilst taking these photos!  Thankfully it was only a little flurry, I have managed to miss all the snow so far this year.  Looking forward to rocking this dress with my sunnies later in the year but in the mean time I will make do with a pair of opaques and a bobble hat.

Dress: Made by me using Suitcases by Fabric Freedom*
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes 
Shoes: Office

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  1. Really love this fabric and these photos look great. I've got to admit I've never noticed anything wrong with the darts or the waistline but the bodice on this looks as though it fits you perfectly.

  2. This is such a beautiful dress, I love the print!

    Maria xxx

  3. You always pick such pretty patterns Sarah!

  4. I've never bought anything from Elephant in my Handbag, but I'm certainly going to check them out now. I love that fabric!


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