It's always the way, as soon as you try to sneak in a bit o' summer dress sewing - the temps begin to cool. Nice one!
Ah well, this dress for Mabel was very quick and fun to make. Stitching it was a most enjoyable way for me to get reacquainted with my (had it for ages) Baby Lock Imagine Wave. As the chill increases and it becomes time wrap up, I have vowed to use it a lot more in the coming months. I'm looking forward to whipping up snuggly leggings, pants, dresses and sweat tops for my Disco Kid.
Here's the dress I made. It took 4 days from patterning to finishing up. I could've have made it in a day, but I am a mum to a toddler (so uninterrupted sewing sessions are an artefact of my childless past - or only possible when she's living it it up with her Grandies).
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Cross over shoulder straps are a must for fidgets!
The strap bases are elasticated (because mummy is a softy like that - and she saw it on another dress and thought it a great idea) and this prevents the straps from digging in during energetic disco dancing.
Very proud of my first attempts at a rolled hem (using a 3mm rolled hem machine foot). So neat and fast, no ironing needed. I must look for other things to insert a rolled hem into! And very easy (once you figure out how to feed the fabric into the curl of the foot).
If I begin my autumn sewing now I might have items ready for her to wear before Summer 2015!