May 31, 2011

Summer is for sewing

Filed under:Crafty Sites,Sewing — Aileen @ 08:00

You all know I have a penchant for embroidery. Last night, I decided to return to a few handkerchief projects I had started when snow was still falling!

Spurred on by The Summer of No Pants project over on Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!, I dug out a summer dress I started sewing before Christmas. It’s the Roundabout Dress by Anna Maria Horner. I’d left it to one side because I managed to sew on the pockets the wrong way around! So yesterday, I fixed that and all I need to do is hem it.

It covers a lot of firsts for me: lots of gathers, a v-neck, putting in a lining when there wasn’t supposed to be one and pockets. It didn’t turn out perfectly but I’m really happy with the gathers and how I got the lining in. When I get it finished off, I’ll show more pictures. Albert is one step away from saying out loud how much he dislikes the fabric! So far I’ve gotten, “Wow, that’s a lot of… flowers?” and “It looks like you made it yourself”. This amuses me because the fabric, I must have bought about ten years ago and I wasn’t about to go buy new fabric for a design that I was unsure would even suit me! Given our record for summer weather, I will probably end up wearing it only twice anyway.

If you’d like to jump on the summer sewing bandwagon, check out Grosgrain’s Free Pattern Month. At least one free pattern a day for the month!

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1 Comment »

  1. Ooh, thanks for links. Must check it out (also on a bit of a need-to-sew-things buzz)

    Comment by eimearee — May 31, 2011 @ 10:12

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