Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Distracted

Well Spring has made a late entrance around these parts of Sydney. This weather has been crazy I tell you. It's been cold, rainy and sunny all in one day!

We have been feeling the heat so much so today that I really wanted to make this wrap dress that I've been talking about forever. I've used the pattern before for my maternity top.
It's not finished yet. I have only put the bodice together and skirt. I wanted to see if I could make a simple dress, omitting the top panel. I don't think it's working out.

 The bodice JUST fits. I'm holding it together in the pic above. After some reading the fabric you're meant to use is anything stretchy like knits. However, I had this lovely synthetic thing I picked up when Spotlight had their 30% off storewide. I think it really suits me and drapes over my bumpy pokey bits. It's rather low cut too, lucky I am wearing a singlet underneath. I am suppose to put facings on the edges rather than folding the edges under twice and that is why it is probably more open.



The problem I see is that I haven't cut out the front wrap panel so that's why I currently have trouble wearing it. See there are no zips so unless I plan to put in a side zip I need to cut out a top front panel.

I'm going to think about it a bit more........
I've decided to stick to the instructions and put in facings and make it a proper wrap dress. That means it won't be finished any time soon. I need to buy some facings (bias binding).

In other news I also recieved these in the mail: (squeal!!!)
 






I'm incredibly excited!!! The first is Overlock Sewing which contains simple items such as a skirt, t-shirt and cardigan. The second is Simple Chic. Both were from yesasia and they were free shipping.
I can't wait to get started on something else but I must finish the other unfinished projects around here.

1 comment:

Kristy said...

can't wait to see what you make from the Japanese sewing books. I love their simple syle aesthetic, although the amount of concentration usually required puts me off making something from them!

I hope you manage to fix and finish the wrap dress, I really like the print and colour of the fabric and it will look really great on you.