Sunday, June 05, 2011


As Kitty and I were having our usual online-chatting-while-sewing-or-otherwise-craftifying, we discussed how despite both having a metric heap of patterns, we do often sew the same ones over (and sometimes over and over) again.

That's exactly what I did this weekend.

Saturday was a leopard ponti version of the red buckle dress from way back last November - the vintage Simplicity Slenderette S.183 . I dug out a silver buckle from the haberstash and off she went!

Unfortunately I think the coverstitch on my Elna was going a bit weird so will have to wear it and see if it maintains Hem Stability. 

I'll see if I can get a better picture tomorrow where it's not looking quite so brick like.

Next is old favourite Butterick 6522, made Sunday afternoon after a lovely lunch at my sister's house to celebrate a couple of family birthdays. . 
I've now made this one from lace, halloween cats, lurid stretch cotton sateen, black knit with embroidery, tiki print (hmm, where is that frock?) and now goldfish:

As mentioned before, it's a pattern I've had for ages so was cut to a 14 - I now sew an 18 most of the time. So I added 2cm to each seam (side and back) and the centre front, and sewed the back dart 1cm smaller at the waist, tapering up to the existing dart at the top. I used the usual a line skirt from New Look 6557. This is such a quick sew, what with the cut on sleeves, dartless a-line skirt, faced sweetheart neckline and french dart. It's a great style for showing off the pattern of a fabric.

Note to self: trace a version with these additions onto interfacing so I don't have to mark it up every time and adjust the facing. Because we all know I'll make this one again.