What I’ve been sewing – November and December 2020

As its been a while since I got a post up, I thought I would do a quick round up of the things I’ve sewn in the last few months! I’ve had a great few months for sewing, and I’m so excited about my recent makes.

The lotta Dress

I jumped on the bandwagon and finally made my very own lotta dress from Tilly and the Buttons. I used this gorgeous autumnal fabric from felicity Fabrics which was a dream to sew with! I changed the pattern a little and finished with a bias binding around the neckline instead of facing. After taking the photographs I also added tabs and buttons to hold the sleeves when they are rolled up.

Over-it-alls

My friend had twin baby boys back in October and I couldn’t wait to sew something cute and tiny for them! I chose the over-it-alls pattern from made by jacks mum, which was so much fun to follow. Attaching tiny cuffs to tiny legs was a little challenging but I’m happy with how they turned out! The gorgeous soft jersey fabric is from By Graziela.

Hinterland Dress

This has probably become my favourite ever sewing pattern! I loved making my Hinterland Dress from Sew Liberated and I’m about to cut out fabric ready for my next one! For this pattern I chose to cut the bodice on the fold because I didn’t want the button front, I chose the cap sleeves and added waist ties. I love how many different variations there are with this pattern in terms of front closures, sleeves, ties and so on. For this dress I recycled an old table cloth of my brother in laws, which worked perfectly and I was so chuffed I decided to wear this on Christmas Day!

Florence Boxy Tee

After purchasing this amazing space print jersey from Sewisfaction I decided I needed to make a comfy T-shirt that could be loungewear and pyjama wear depending on my mood. The Florence Tee is from size me sewing, and Is a great beginner jersey pattern. It is quite oversized, and I had to make a few adjustments afterwards – these were easy to do but I managed to stretch my fabric out a little! Its still a great T-shirt though, and lovely to wear round the house. Next time I make this top, I’ll size down and take extra care with the fabric while sewing,

Man’s shirt – New Look 6197

This is probably the make I am most proud of all year! When I started to seriously learn dressmaking back in June, I said one of my goals was to be able to sew bright, fun shirts for my husband. I decided to use the NL pattern 6197 with this awesome cotton poplin from Pound fabrics. I did find some amazing Youtube videos talking through attaching collars and setting sleeves in which really helped! I’m going to do a full post talking more about the process of making this shirt, but it turned out well and it fits Andy like a dream!

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