What a weekend its been.
I've been involved in an epic battle battle with a cold. I've downed more lemsip syrup this Weekend than my entire life. I really did overdose on Lemsip( yeah it was that bad). I did some sewing too ( when I felt better between spoonfuls of lemsip).
I finally put the zip on the other Vogue 8232 dress I was working on. This pattern seems to be my go to pattern, as this is the second time I'm making it (first time seen here). I also used the skirt for another dress I made a couple of months ago.
This time I found the zip really easy to insert. All that Lemsip probably unlocked some part of my brain. I think I need to stock up on lemsip syrup. I'm not saying I'm going to turn into a Lemsip addict....well if it does have anything to do with easy zip insertions, then I might.
I also did 3 maxi dresses. I did not use a pattern for 2 of them, just some personal measurements and elastic on one, and some ribbon on the other. For the 3rd one, I used Simplicity 2638 and the fabric I bought in April when Iwent to visit my in-laws.. The good thing about maxi dresses is that they are so easy to sew, and do not take an awful lot of time.
|With this one I measured my hips, and cut 2 rectangles with that measurement, and my desired length . Then I made a casing at the top for the elastic, and hemmed the bottom. Simples!!|
|With this one, I made two rectangles with my hip measurement and desired length. I left some inches off the top side seams, which act as the armholes, then made casings for both parts of the top, and put a ribbon through it. Job done.|
Then I decided to do a little refashion. I had a not-so-new top I had at home, which i realised I did not wear often. So i decided to give it some love.
|So old top and some fabric|
|Cut the top at the waistline|
|gather the top of the skirt|
|Sew it to the top. Finish off the seams and hem the skirt.|
So that's what I've been up to. I still feel really horrible, but the lemsip is doing its job.
Have a nice week everyone.