I was thrilled when Corrie's lovely package arrived containing the pattern that goes up to a size 14 and a lovely little French themed fat quarter.
It never occurred to me that I had never actually made a piece of clothing from a pattern before and that I might find it difficult.
It also never occurred to me that attempting a new skill on the last week of the school holidays when I haven't had a day without a child for six weeks, might not be the greatest idea.
So I cut most bits out more than once and I sewed and unpicked each section at least three times, mostly more. I wandered around the house all day carrying bits of the dress and the instructions reading them over and over.
I altered the pattern in a few ways; because of the fabric I used I left off the bottom trim, I didn't make the pockets and I made plain shoulder straps rather than wide, gathered ones.
I am happy with the end result and I think that judging by the fact that Jazzy is asleep right now wearing it, she is too.
I also think that now I have made it once, I could make it again easily.
Thank you all so much for your insightful words on my post about sheets with history. I have decided to sew something for the old owner's Great Granddaughter and then leave them until they call out to me to be made into something.
Does your stash call out to you demanding to be sewn up into things?
I hope your Monday was a funday. XX