Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Green Knit Dress

Happy Spring Time! Today was 22 degrees, and after this photo shoot I took off my tights and let my winter legs breathe! 

It's hard to believe but I actually made this dress all the way back in Autumn! And I'm only just blogging about it now! It's been a winter staple of mine, paired with leggings and boots and layered with merino cardis, I've worn it every week since I made it. I can see this dress taking me all the way to summer.

Sewing this was a learning curve for me, I was learning as I went to sew knits (with zig zag, no serger in sight!), use a double pointed needle and clear elastic for the waist. Aside from a little frustration at the beginning (I stretched the neckline and had to restart!), it was smooth sailing and not nearly as scary and the internet made it seem! I shall go forth and sew knits with confidence from now on.

The waist is actually a little below my natural waist line which irks me, but as I'm no perfectionist I move on and will never fix it. I've since made another dress in this pattern and have lifted the waist line up 3cm which makes such a difference, and have made the same adjustment on other clothing items I have made since.

I have just got a phone tripod and remote for my camera so I can take my blog photos by myself now! I had lots of fun today playing around with it and being a bit silly for the camera! Hopefully this will help me record all the things I've been making, and not rely on my 4 year old to take my photos.

Fabric: Cotton Jersey Knit in lime green

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  1. Love it! The dress looks so good on you and those photos are so cute! Looks like you had fun with it all too. Whoop whoop!

  2. Well done! I adore the colour too, you look fab xxx

  3. Fabulous frock, and wonderful model!


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