On Monday I finished my five week beginners dress making course, which basically involved five two hour sessions, of which the first was largely all the introduction shenanigans and the last four was used to make our own little garment. We had to chose something simple like an apron, tote bag or a pinafore dress for a child, so I chose this little dress
Although I already know how to sew and have already made curtains, blinds, clothes, etc. I felt it was time to learn how to read the gibberish on a pattern. Oh my, have you seen what they put on these things?! I tried to follow one shortly after Es was born when I made a very cute little dress for her and I can assure you there was a great deal of huffing and puffing and head scratching going on, but I got there in the end, perseverance paid off. This time I just felt that it was time to get with the program so to speak and thanks to the last five weeks, I now have a better idea of what some of the gibberish on patterns mean and I actually thoroughly enjoyed the little process and meeting some other like minded folk. Did I feel like I was on the Great British Sewing Bee, Hell YEAH!!! Well maybe not, but what I did realise though, is just how good all those contestants were. I mean I realised it at the time, but I think it was realisation of the time constraints that got me the most. They made the most amazing clobber in such limited time, very very impressive.
So here is the little creation in its full glory and the good news is that the royal Es, was absolutely delighted that she could wear it the very next day, which made it all the more worth while.
I quite enjoyed the little pockets and I added these very gorgeous buttons that was once on my doh (darling other half's) coat when he was a little todd, I think they are soo sweet.
Whilst being in my little sewing zone, I followed Daisy's hairband tutorial to make these two headbands. I love the use of the buckles, its so cool and I have been wearing mine all week. They are soooo easy to make, ist just getting your hands on some buckles that might take time.
So that's it for now lovelies, will hopefully see you later this week with some other little bits. Leaving you with these very beautiful Camelia's, can't get enough of them.