Friday, 20 November 2015

Made By Me #167

Happy Friday!  I am so ready for the weekend especially when I have a fun packed one ahead of me.  Not even the predicted cold spell can put a downer on it, I'm excited!  I mentioned in my previous post that I have been making a few pattern alterations to fit to my new shape and size.  I have increased the waist darts on this one and also redrafted the sleeves and arm holes to get rid of some of the gathering on the bodice where it meets my arms.  It's not yet perfect but it's getting there and fits me a damn sight better than any ready to wear dress ever has.   I need to say a big thank you to Hannah for her help over twitter and my Mum for not sticking pins in me.  I am sure it was tempting when she was helping me late last Saturday!

Reducing the size of the sleeve so that it fits the redrafted arm holes meant I wasn't left with much fabric for gathers where it meets the shoulders which I really love so the sleeve head has been elongated from the notches upwards which has sorted it out a treat.  Thanks for the tip Mum.  It seems Mum's do really know best, ha.  I think the length of the skirt is better on this dress so am going to go with this length on my next make, still trying to decide which fabric that will be! 

Dress: Made by me using Lotta Jansdotter fabric



  1. I love this print! Looks great on you :)

  2. Looks beautiful! The colour is perfect. And Yay for Mum, especially for not poking you with the pins :)

  3. I love this dress - so in awe of your sewing skills! x


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