This is a sample of what I’ve made recently:
An Inari dress – just needing neck binding and hemming. This lovely fabric is from The Fabric Store (where else?!) I bought it a few years ago and it has been fermenting oh the shelf while I waited to find the perfect pattern for it. I’m not totally convinced that I did it justice with this pattern (feel the fabric might not be slinky enough for the look I was imaging) but that’s what happens when you take the plunge – some times it’s average and occasionally it is amazing. That being said, I tend to feel very ‘meh’ about almost all my sewing until I finish it.
A Georgia dress, completely finished! Check out my Instagram for some more photos of it in action. This dress went from concept to completed in less than a week – quite the feat for me. This is my third Georgia so with the others behind me this one came together very quickly – all fitting requirements had been sussed in previous efforts. My first and second Georgias are here and here.
I’ve nearly finished my second Davie dress (first is here). This project is taking a wee bit longer because I decided to do a black binding on the neck and sleeves instead of folding the allowance in (as suggested with the sleeves).
On top of all those, I also made this merino knit dress – there’s a good reason my blog is ‘Dresses & Me’, I don’t really make anything else! This is my second time using this Vogue pattern, my first is here. It was quite a gamble making this pattern with this full-on, super-intense, in-ya-face fabric. But I think it came out pretty well, the print is small enough that it blends together from a distance.
So that’s just a wee sample of what I’ve been up to.
4 thoughts on “Just checking in…”
They’re all lovely but that Merino knit is absolutely stunning on you!
Gorgeous dresses Penny! Can’t wait to see your finished versions. You’re inspiring me to try the Georgia dress too, it looks so flattering!
The last one, the green with the gathers is my favourite!
Lovely dresses, Dear One & so glad to see you over here ~ hope you’re staying warm! 😘