This post fulfils the aims of my slow sewing on two fronts. It's made from a nightie/dress I picked up for £2 in a charity shop when I was visiting my brother in Abergavenny, Wales (lots of good charity shops there!) so no new fabric. I also took my time sewing and followed all the steps recommended in Jen's tutorial including the French seams. It was my first time doing French seams and I'll definitely be using them again as it was much easier than I thought and it looks so neat!
|showing off my neat French seams|
However, on Saturday I had a blip on the slow-sewing front as well. We were in Walthamstow for some flat viewings (trying to buy our first property at the moment) and of course I got tempted by one of the fabric shops, Saeeds. They do some amazing jerseys and I just couldn't resist! I got a nice thick deep pink/purple that I'm going to make into a maxi skirt and a more delicate drapey navy that is going to be a shirt dress. So.. in the spirit of slow sewing, and following Kirsty's example I'm going to go through my stash and choose 2 fabrics that I don't have any immediate plans for, or don't think I'd use, and do a wee give-away. It's also a good reason to go through my fabric and see exactly what I've got. Hey if you haven't already you should go and check out Kirsty's give away!
John Coltrane's Lush Life was my sewing accompaniment over and over again whilst making this. I realised the name fitted the floral fabric pretty well.