Thus far I've almost finished the bodice of the dress and will need to put in a zip and add the skirt, which won't be quite as full as the pattern dictates partly due to miscalculating the difference between yards and metres and partly due to me deciding I didn't want acres of fabric in the skirt.
|Sneaky peak of bodice|
|The left over seam tape, wonder what the dress looked like?|
The other interesting thing I found about the pattern is the fact that when it was new you could iron the pattern onto the fabric much like Sublime Stitching embroidery patterns and could be used upto 3 times, neat eh? Assume it didn't work so well as don't think there are clothes patterns you can iron on nowadays, correct me if you know better!
|Instructions on how to use the 'Easy Mark' pattern|
|Ah, if only you could get 7 issues of a pattern magazine for $1.96 nowadays...*sigh*|
|Love the stylish silhouette of the sassy seamstress!|
And since I'm a bit behind, here's some other fabric I picked up when I was only supposed to be getting some thread and a zip for the voile dress...naughty naughty
|Pink and purple flower print|
The jersey will hopefully become a dress, I'm thinking of using an existing crossover front jersey top as the pattern for the bodice and then winging it with the skirt! I want a dress I can just pull on with no fastenings and thought this would be perfect...we shall see if these are my famous last words. The floral print will be a sleeveless 60s style dress that I think this print lends itself to naturally. The pattern is one I picked up in the same haul as the one on the go now. I initially thought this was a notion less pattern too but sadly not.
Thankfully I've started to make a list matching patterns to fabric in order to get a hold on my spending and use up my stash. I'm not going to transpose this list to here as it's all a bit 'if I've got enough fabric or maybe this fabric for this pattern or this pattern' as it was done whilst feeling too poorly bard to go measure anything and just from memory.
|It does go onto the other page...this is how naughty I've been buying fabric and hoarding patterns|
So here's hoping I get some new items of clothing to show off in Me Made June as I'm feeling a little under prepared as before...whoops!