I'm sure I will be less gung-ho about this repeated blogging after a while, but for now...
This is my little disaster zone. A mountain of fabric and projects that need finishing or mending.
The idea is that I chip away at this pile before I buy more fabric. But fortunately? unfortunately? Spotlight has regular fabric reductions so...one step forward, two steps back?
You can never have too much fabric, I say.
For something a little more inspiring...I have made this!
The Butterick 6582 View A
It was a very enjoyable experience making this dress with the gathered shoulders and the little bows. It's pretty spesh.
Unfortunately the only downfall is my rear end. While my bust is a size 10 my hips are a size 12 or 14 if I've been naughty.
So it's a pretty tight fit, even after I had reduced the seam allowance to 0.5cm.
But even so, its a beautiful dress and looks great on. I made it for a masquerade party which will hopefully have a matching wine coloured mask made from lace with any luck!
I would definitely have a go at this pattern if you have a passion for all that is vintage and retro!