I made another dress this weekend.
On one of my many online excursions, I fell across a lovely version of Vogue 8232 by Georgia on the Sew Tessuti blog and it made me buy the pattern the very next day. I've made up mind that my summer has already started so I will be using loads of bright patterned fabric. I don't care much for spring, and to me there's not much difference between Summer and Spring in London anyways.
Here's me looking all demure. lol
2 metres Stretch cotton
hook and eye
For the first time I actually prewashed the fabric. I have been reading alot about the importance of prewashing or pre-shrinking your fabric before cutting. So I tried it too. 2 weeks ago I bought some fabric from Goldhawk road, and as soon as I came home, I chucked all of them into the washer. I am turning into a proper seamstress I think. lol
I learned from the mistake I made with the last dress. The pattern called for a 22" zip, and I used a 16" zip. This time I took no chances, and got the proper zip.
The skirt as usual was easy. Since I had used it for the last dress, I knew what to expect.
The top neckline gaped abit, but I don't mind, as it is not very visible. Plus I have not yet worked out how to adjust patterns, so I won't be tempering with it.
I love the fact that it has princess seams. I think Princess seams flatter the figure more.
As expected, I had issues inserting the zip. Like I mentioned in my last post, I prefer invisible zips as I find them very easy. However, I had to scratch my head for a long time to get the zip right. I know some people find zips easy, but I have not inserted too many, so I still find them quite challenging.
I wonder what I am going to sew next. I'm going away in August to Mallorca, so I've decided to sew my holiday wardrobe. But there is the matter of deciding the type of stuff I want to wear while on holidays.