If you can remember sunshine and warmth from last year then this is what came next. Oh, before I go on I had discovered SewDirect wooo sweetie shop revisited. Two free Vogue patterns when you sign up for a membership...no brainer! Here was one of my patterns V8872
Went for View F - quite fancied a swirly skirt for the latter part of the summer- so off to Birmingham again and picked up a Rose & Hubble blue spot for £3.99 mtr from Silk Store (not too sure on composite, a poly-viscose? soft, silky n floppy- something I'd really like to brush up on) had already got some White Satin left over from the practice run on an Irish Dress .
It was all fairly straight construction wise; main problems encountered were seam puckering with the fabric- used fine needle and shorter stitches-have researched various tips since but never quite get it perfect when using fine fabrics; do you know how to get truly flat seams? prompts keenly welcomed. The other area was putting in the zip- not one of my greatest fortes, but it was more on the inside as the pattern had instructed doing the back seam prior to insertion and I had then trimmed etc.
I quite liked the finished result, wasn't too sure about the asymmetric shoulder area to start with, thought it looked as though I had just done them lop-sided or needed to hitch the left side up all the time- verdict at work- SUCCESS lots of oooo's and arrrrs, even a visitor in the ladies said it had caught her eye when I swooshed through the office ( I assume she meant in a good way and don't physically- don't think I got that close to her!! heheheh)
|See what I mean about the shoulder bit - or may-be it just me I like balance & symmetry|
|Love the detail on the dipped back|
So there we have item number 3. speed and enthusiasm building all the time