It's taken me a little longer to make my first dress, although I did start when the girls did, I have a beautiful six month old boy who takes up the majority of my time so I have to fit sewing in around him. Not the most easiest thing I've discovered! Although luckily for me my hubby (not official but as good as) has taken some holidays off work so as well as being able to spend time with him I've also been able to get on Fred (my sewing machine don't get any ideas).
I thought for my first garment of the challenge I should brush up on my pattern cutting skills, god knows its been a while since I did any. So using our bible also known as Winifred Aldrich's pattern cutting book I set to making a block. It took me a few times to read through and jog my memory but eventually it came back to me. For the most part.
Eventually after correcting my mistakes I finally got to get back on this lovely lady. This is Fred which is short for Freda she was my grandmas pride and joy and I now look after her because my grandma is no longer with us. I think she would have liked our challenge!
So once I started sewing things went quiet smoothly and all the skills I'd learnt years before started coming back with some help from some good books!
The finished dress. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out seen as though it's the first thing I've made in years .