Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Oh so many pieces! The pattern looked daunting. Did I really want to make this dress? I'd chosen to make the dress out of a piece of Kath Kidson jersey - from a quilt cover second. And having taken the trouble to pin the pieces on to the fabric I figured I might as well continue. The image of the dress is kind of deceiving as it looks simple but this is a Designer Vogue pattern (Tracey Reese) so that should have alerted me.
Surprisingly though, as I begin to construct the dress, following the pattern one step at a time it is much more simple than I had anticipated. Just as well as jersey is not very forgiving if it needs unpicking - and the dress very much depends on the drapey qualities of a knit - all those gathers!
It's not fast going but I am enjoying sewing this dress. Way to go yet but think this is a pattern I would make again. We'll see how it looks when it is all done.
Posted by Louise at 10:14 AM