Unlike my friends I do not have bags and boxes full of beautiful fabrics to rummage through, organise and fall in love with all over again, because I’m just not the type of person to save things. I'm not a hoarder, you see I like things clean and tidy. (and I’m sure my friends will definitely agree with this) I will throw out most things before thinking will I need this in the future. So this meant I needed to go fabric shopping, something I have not done since university. I decided to go to Doncaster market (my home town) to see if they had any fabric stalls and well I was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely stall with lots of floral, patterned, embellished dress fabrics.
When I got home I got my sketch pads, watercolours and pens out and got sketching some summer dresses, its surprising how quickly a passion which I thought had gone came back. I forgot how much I love coming up with lovely designs and thinking how can I make this, without the added pressure of thinking this is going to be marked it needs to be better.
So that folks is my first dress of the challenge! Made in 5 hours from making the pattern to the last steam. Lets hope the rest of the year goes smoothly for us all (touch wood)