In working through my stash for 2019 I’ve spent the last few weeks sewing through fabrics for Summer, and the first up with was New Look 6444.
Girls’ easy to sew dress and jumpsuit pattern features high low or maxi dress, and short romper or long jumpsuit with elastic at ankles. All have elastic waist with tie. New Look sewing patternSimplicity.com
Have you seen the Drop Sleeve Top from The Avid Seamstress? I’m sure you’re familiar with Lisa and her lovely patterns. The Drop Sleeve Top (DST) is a free pattern she offers to subscribers. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen me working on this pattern recently.
Whilst I love the Newlook top that I made last year, I wanted a simple top with slightly more elevated details. The DST has that.READ MORE
Oh! Burda 7368 – how this blouse has tried and tested me.
A combination of drapey, shifty fabric and a less than stellar pattern, plus a couple of big schoolgirl errors really pushed me to the edge with this.READ MORE
So my first finished garment of 2019 hits it right out of the park!
Not only am I thrilled with the garment itself, but its made from stash fabric and a stash pattern, albeit the updated version.READ MORE
As you know if you’ve been following my most recent posts, I contacted the designer of the DIY dressform pattern I used for Maud with some feedback regarding some niggles I found with the pattern.
This morning I received a reply from a member of the team over at Bootstrap .
Thank you so much for all your feedback, it really is extremely valuable.
Some these concerns have been brought to our attention and we just don’t have the time and team power to address them quite yet.
We currently have an intensive push to work on our latest project, including our newest Tailornova technology, so that’s where all our time and attention is going. We are still a small start up, so we will be able to refine our dress form pattern in a few months when we have more time.
I will forward your email to our IT team and pattern maker who can make all the corrections.
So there you go. Hopefully the tweaks will be made in the not too distant future. But in the meantime, the pattern is perfectly workable to make a good fitted cover for your dressform.
This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for….Maud’s new custom cover is fitted and stuffed.
This has been such an adventure. Both because this was the sewing of something completely alien to me, which stretched (pun intended) my sewing skill set, but also in terms of body confidence and acceptance. I think I need to ponder on that a bit more and revisit it in a separate post.
But for today I’m going to talk about the final stage – stuffing Maud’s cover to look like me.READ MORE