Tuesday, 21 June 2011

what Katie made

So here it is, finally!  The first garment that I have ever made that a) fits me and b) is made well enough that I feel comfortable wearing it out of the house!  I have to say, I am so proud of myself :)  Seeing as  I had attempted it once, and made many mistakes, the second attempt was much easier and quicker to construct!  I thought that using cotton may be a problem as it's not stretchy (the top has no fastenings) but it fits really well.  I have so far worn it twice since I made it just over a week ago, and I think it shall have many more outings!  I really want to make lots now in different colours and patterns and experiment with altering the collar.  The pattern was an old Prima one that I found in a charity shop in the Lake District for 50p - making the total cost way under £10.  I have most certainly caught the dress making bug.

11 comments:

  1. Very nice! I tried dressmaking once at night school, I made a pair of trousers and a dress which is still hanging in my wardrobe waiting for me to sew the hem! LOL Great idea to buy old patterns in charity shops though, youll have lovely stuff nobody else has!

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  2. I have a book called built by wendy someone brought for me which has basic dress patterns in which are easy to alter. Its quite a good book really for dress making and ideas making.
    Your top looks really good! I like the collar!

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  3. so cute,i love the colour on you! x

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  4. I love the pattern, the collar is so cute and the fabric really suits the design! I'll have to keep an eye out for a pattern similar, would love to make something like this! I need more tops! x

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  5. i had my hair like this today too, but it kept falling down :( I have such thick and heavy hair, so annoying. Love your top, and cute necklace. x

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  6. Top looks super, I like you choice of fabric. Feeling inspired to hunt out all my old dressmaking patterns now. Until the inevitable fall out with my sewing machine that is.

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  7. That's cute! It looks good on you, well done! :) x

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  8. it's so cute!!! i love it. so much. great job! i really want to get into this kind of thing this summer...

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  9. Love the cute collar/capped sleeves :) It fits you so well!

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  10. I love that! The neckline on it is so cute.

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  11. Well done! You have done a really nice job on it :)

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