I think I need to see the
psychotherapist optician. I have spots before my eyes at all hours, this challenge has become all consuming. Last night I dreamt I was unpicking a never ending seam and the spots jumped off the fabric, attacking my fingers in defence!
I started this project quite late because I spent far too long dithering over which fabric to use. Finally, completely forgetting that Spring is just round the corner, I purchased a black and white, cotton blend sateen from Truro fabrics. It’s a well behaved fabric, nice to sew and suits the pattern as it has a little stretch.
The pattern as you know, is New Look 6000 and I went for the simple option, view E. I must confess, I didn’t make a muslin, silly me. Size wise, I cut a 12 for the top (matching my bust measurements to those on the pack) grading up to a 14 on the hips and I made it a slightly A Line shape which I thought was more ‘me’. Unfortunately, I ended up with a bit of a baggy back and a saggy bust … To cut a long story short I have done an awful lot of unpicking and re adjusting on this little beast! Oh, and sewing black fabric! How the hell can you see the stitches to unpick? What with blinking all those floating dots away and squinting at the stitches …
Not to worry, I managed to get some ric rac into this make and even got completely carried away and popped a couple of patch pockets on the front late last night. In the cold light of day, I realised they weren’t so cool after all and they were swiftly unpicked! I also changed the cuffs because I saw Sam’s version here and loved them so much I had to copy!
Will I make another? Well, I have a little crush on contrast piping at the moment and I’m thinking it would work really well with this pattern … ooh exciting! Despite all the tutting and multiple alterations (it’s me not the pattern), I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this make and am rather pleased with my new dress. In fact it’s spot on (oh goodness, sorry!!), thank you Winnie!