I am trying to menu plan for the week, a new idea to fit in with the whole save money, shopping locally agenda I'm trying out. So of course, I'm pretty desperate to do almost anything else.
This is a close up of the dress I made for Lucy on Saturday night. Some people go out, some people stay in and sew. When did I fall into the latter category?
We left early on Saturday morning to go to ballet and so were able to do some other things beforehand, which makes a nice change from getting there two or three minutes after the lesson has started, tearing around in a screaming panic and generally being grumpy. We went to Ealing Fabrics, and I let Lucy choose a fabric for a dress, with the only caveat being it was one that I liked too. The ones I really liked she disliked, and the ones she loved were frankly horrible, so we compromised on the one above. I choose the pattern as it looked unfussy, simple and quick. I can't be doing with dresses with bodices and all that, children's clothes need to be very unfitted so that you can get a tee shirt underneath and a cardigan over the top, and still allow for free movement. Lucy is an active child, she needs clothes that allow her to run around.
From a trotting horse, you cannot see the terrible hem or the dreadful mess that is the neckline and armholes; this is my second dress ever, and I am a novice to all such things as bias binding and other exciting developments in the fashion world. I am off to Hobbycraft tomorrow to get more fabric, bias binding and more thread so I can have another go on Thursday. So watch this space, if you are, and I know this is a long shot, interested in sewing.