Sunday, 19 February 2012

I seem to have the sewing bug, again

This is the 3rd dress I have made in two days. I love to sew, but every now and again I lose interest. I have been feeling pretty uninspired for the last few months. I have made a few pair of shorts and covered lots of cushions but I have not made much clothing.

This weekend that seems to have changed, there are lots of things I am itching to make. Like this 1968 simplicity dress. 

So I got to work,

 The pattern is a wee bit big for me so I had to make it smaller. There are all sorts of clever guides for this, just ask Google. As this is a simple pattern I made a 1 inch pleat down the middle of each pattern piece, making sure I didn't change the neck or darts.


and cut.
 It was at this point I realised that the instructions were not in the envelope, eek.

One of the joys of getting patterns from the op-shop. I had to make it up from here but it turned out fine. Phew.

 Thanks for reading x


  1. Oh my goodness! I need one of these in my life. So gorgeous!

  2. I have a feeling you would look good in a sack, of course the sack would have to be tweaked. Are you going to make the bow, it's too nice to leave off surely?

  3. Thanks Monksda, I would like to put the bow on but without the instructions I couldn't work it out. I might try again soon.

  4. I love the dress! Fab fabric :-)