This project could be my undoing. I brought some green crushed velvert from Fabricland in Brighton. Or as my children refer to it "Happyland"! I had the intention of whipping up something elegant to wear over the festive period.
I spent some fun time on pininterest looking for inspiration. My board can be found here. .http://www.pinterest.com/louise0451/party-dress/
This was one of my favourites.
In the end I decided on a mini-length dirndle style dress with short
sleeves. I have Wendy Mullins book Built by Wendy - Dresses which allows you to use her
basic patterns to design your own clothes. Sorted. Or so I thought.
cut out my pattern pieces, started to pin my pieces together and then
...PANIC... it suddenly struck me, I had no idea how to sew with stretch
Easily fixed - I can practise on the scraps left after
cutting out. But I can't do it! The tensions all wrong, the seams won't
hold. I tried again the next day, hoping it was just because I was too
tired. Same again. I've tried using a walking foot to
stop the fabric moving around, but I still couldn't get the tension right. Anyway, this is the first thing I've
tried to sew since I took up this hobby that I haven't enjoyed. I'm
feeling beaten. Bah.
Not sure what to do now. Give up?
Keep going? Buy a party dress for Xmas? Do same pattern with non-
stretch fabric? Or I may sew something else, then come back to it. I need a sewing "high"!