Added Jun 6, 2008
- something for myself. I think the last thing I sewed for myself was a maternity dress when I was expecting my twins and they are nearly eight years old! I was actually taking part in the Sidonie sew along but didn’t quite get finished in time and then after wearing it once, I wasn’t happy with the wide waistband I’d put on it, so I decided to go with the original waistband and unpicked it. But before I got around to putting the narrower waistband back on, I got started on all that sewing for my niece’s dancing competition. My alterations were putting the zip on the side, cutting the main skirt in an asymmetrical shape and adding a circular bottom flounce. I took photos as I went, so hopefully soon I will post my How To.
I got about 4m of this lovely drapey fabric from a local thrift store for $4. When I took it to Spotlight to find a suitable lining, the sales assistant told me it is a faille — I love it ‘cos it doesn’t need ironing!,
charmeuse lining, zip
- the first BS pattern I’ve actually sewn- Thank you.
It's time to enter for our grand prize, an EX100 machine PLUS a trip to Nashville!
Pattern of the Week
A body skimming shift goes mod with graphic stripes and square neckline!
Three videos, a web seminar, and five patterns help you master stretchy stitching.
Try out menswear inspired wardrobe staples, like unconventional jackets and high waisted pants.
Find full size patterns for these, and other gorgeous styles in the spring issue!
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