So I guess we'll start with the bad. I decided that it was time to learn to sew clothing for myself. Mmm...might have been a bad idea. I started with the Washi dress from Rae. First of all I've decided I'm not a fan of printing patterns at home. Oh dear does that take a long time to tape the pieces together. And then when they are together, one toddler or another decides to rip the pattern apart. What fun!
Don't mind the stray threads
The dress looks fine, I took my measurements and thought I picked the right size but my goodness I cannot get this darn thing to fit! I think I did a pretty decent job with the darts and love the armhole binding.
I remade the bodice twice because I wanted to do a full bust adjustment, which I think I did correctly. However, I now think I'm going to give up on this dress. Yes, hate is a strong word...but I think it describes just how I feel about this dress!
Can't even get the pockets in correctly! Argh!
I quickly moved on to something a little less frustrating. I've always wanted a wonky star quilt. I thought they would be difficult to piece. To my amazement they are super easy. I guess I won't give up entirely on sewing!
Underneath is a block that I had sewn for a BOM, but decided that I wouldn't like it in a quilt so I'll be making most of the BOMs into pillows instead.
Wow the colors in the last two shots are not accurate, must be the dreary weather.
This is going to be my patchwork summer bag for carrying all things kid related. Hopefully to and from the beach and lake if the weather starts cooperating.
And finally a shot of cuteness,
My sweet little sewing buddy!