I have just been on holiday to the happiest place on earth and like all good sewists I left it to a fortnight before I went away to decide I needed to sew new holiday approps clothes - that is why I have been absent so long. I sewed 7 complete garments in that fortnight, its a wonder I didn't die of sewing exhaustion. In my sewing frenzy I discovered this dress in the jersey stash -
|no idea what is going on with that foot, why do I pose like someone with a broken ankle?|
See, not a snowballs of getting around opposing curves, in fact I still did a really crappy job of it with my regular sewing machine, there are little puckers all over this thing.
I tried gathering the skirt on my overlocker as well, lets just say I've not done it again. I love my overlocker beyond all reason but no matter how much I tinker with the settings I can never get a gather that I am happy with.
Despite all its faults, this dress was super comfy to walk around a hot busy theme park all day. I took it originally as I thought it would be ok for lounging around the villa and since I didn't really care about it if my case was overweight on the way back home I could dump it. But it made the journey back, I like the fabric too much! I think it will get re-made into a t-shirt.
Expect more photos with eye searingly bright blue skies soon