She loves this dress and proudly told everyone her Mum made it and didn’t use a pattern. Bless her.
She is correct to a degree, I did use a McCalls bodice which I then shortened, added a waistband, added underlining to the skirt and bodice and sewed the entire thing without instructions. It was lots of fun! We made it up as we went along. Oh AND it was fully lined.
I pulled out my never-been-used darning foot, dropped the never-been-dropped feed dogs and secured it down by stitching in close to the roses. Then I trimmed the netting back, leaving a tiny frill around the edges. Worked beautifully!
In other sewing news: I have a healthy pile of my husband’s shirts that have been put out the pasture. A few are in perfect condition. Should I just cut the buttons off or does someone have a brilliant idea to re-fashion these?
I’m considering some tops for the girls. They adore their dad and would probably love anything I make for them from Daddy’s clothes!
Oh yes, my mini muu-muu pattern has arrived. Happy hand claps.
However I have another project that I’m committed to… more on that soon!