Sunday, 22 March 2015

Why does my camera hate red??

I am currently in the process of making a red jersey dress; 
the fabric is slinky and so stretchy.
The stretch should be good but as the fabric is heavy it seems to be stretching
too much, especially round the neckline.
I'm going to have to unpick :(, but
I'm not sure how I am going to solve this problem.

The pattern is from Knipmode 10/2013

I'm sure this will be a really nice dress in the end.

Sadly you can't really see the detail on the front as all my cameras hate red!!!

Bye for now, I'm off to sit on the settee with my best tool, the unpicker!!!

Jolanda x

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Good Morning,

I had a great weekend..... sewing of course!

from my favourite issue of Burda Style (2/2010) again.

This believe it or not is the stripy top pattern #122.
I find that Burda patterns are very wide across the shoulders and therefore low at front, 
so I extended the pattern pieces by 3cm at the neckline.
I did have to make  small adjustments on the sleeve seams to running up to the neckline as it was too wide.

I now have a very comfortable top that isn't going to fall off my shoulders and show my bra straps.

Even the back neck doesn't gape!

A couple of weeks ago I made this Burda Style (7/2014) top #114

No adjustments were needed with this one.  
I love the pattern on this fabric.

I spend Sunday with my daughter helping her make her dress
She is laughing not crying in this photo!
Hopefully soon I will be able to show you a photo of the finished dress, it is looking really good so far!

Bye for now

Jolanda x