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Linen two tone dress

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Lace collar dress

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Pinafore dress and chiffon top

Another old project, from about 2 years ago; I made this dress using Burda Young 7739 pattern:

ImageI made view C and followed the pattern pretty much exactly, although I didn’t use button fastenings for the front of the shoulder straps, just sewed them in (lazy, see). I did add some decorative buttons but I think I might remove them soon, to make this dress more wearable with other tops. This was quite good for when I was pregnant, although the top became too small fairly quickly due to unexpected bust expansion (the things no one tells you about being pregnant)!

Lately I have rediscovered this dress, after spending far too much time browsing other sewing and style websites I have realised I should wear more things I own and accessorise more affectively. I always avoided this dress because it made me look pregnant even when I wasn’t, but if you wear a belt around the upper waist, it is all good. I like this pattern and have made one and a half more versions, hopefully they’ll appear on here soon….

Birthday dress

I made this dress to wear on my speacial birthday day off, a couple of years ago, let me think when that was……, it was 2 and a half years ago, when I was about to turn 31 yikes! That seems young now, although at the time I was a bit depressed at how old I had become without realising it.

This was still quite early on in my sewing adventures, and I made it without a pattern, by tracing an approximate bodice fmor a top I think, and making up the skirt. Luckily it was made in a heavy stretch fabric, that conceals all imperfections, and manages to fit well. There was no zip, and the frill on the front was super easy to do as the fabric doesn’t really fray, so I didn’t edge it or anything. I am a very lazy sewer by the way, as my blog name indicates, so sorry to all the amazing people out there who sew properly 🙂  When I do get time for sewing I am usually so desperate to get a finished item that I cut as many corners as possible.

I wore the dress on my day off to celebrate my birthday, which included a lazy morning wondering around Covent Garden, shopping, then off to a spa for a seaweed wrap and massage (thank you very much, lovely hubby), followd by dinner with aforementioned hubby at a lovely restaurant. I felt very comfortable in my self made dress at all of these locations, which I am now feeling quite proud of. There is nothing quite like wearing something you have made yourself. Now I am all fired up to kickstart my sewing to make more things to wear, yay!

First post of my blog!

This is the beginning of what I hope will be a motivating power to get me to finish more sewing projects, keep track of my inspirations for garments, and to communicate with other sewing enthusiasts.