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I knit, I sew, I run, I look after children and hamsters, I take truly terrible pictures, I cook, I complain.  Sometimes all at the same time.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Handmade Monday

I've already put up a picture of Hattie's dress; here is Lucy's new dress, shortly after its first wash.

It's a bit creased, and needs a bit of repairs around the shoulders and under the arms, but I'm very pleased with it.  Lucy loves it, of course.

I've never really used bias binding before, and I bought a lot from Hobbycraft, and just had a go.  It's worked really well, so now I need to go and buy more.  And more and more and more, and more fabric, and make more dresses.  I never realised how addictive sewing is.

One of my next projects will be a skirt for me; I've taken my measurements (urgh).  I'm not going to wait until they reduce, I'm just going to jump in and make one.  Probably from this site here.  I'm intrigued by the idea of a "no pants Summer"; I think it means something different across the pond.


  1. Such a pretty little dress, the bias binding is a great way to finish off the neck and arm holes.

  2. It's lovely - such a summery fabric.

  3. Cute dress and the skirt you have planned will be great. That's how I did the hem on the skirt I made for Laura - it is really easy and takes all the stress out of hemming.

  4. I wish I had a dress like this - so pretty and summery! Definitively needed right now!

  5. What a pretty dress. The fabric is so summery and the bias binding really sets it off xx