I am working away on my two Sewing Indie Month patterns. I may not have all those fabulous prizes to tempt me, but it is always fun to play along. Especially with these wonderful designs!
First up is Lolita’s Spearmint. I have quite a few winter coats but really only one Spring/Summer appropriate jacket.
I have been know to suffer the cold rather than throw on a coverup that looks ridiculous with my outfit, so it is high time I remedy the situation.
My other project is By Hand London’s Anna Dress - this pattern has been the talk of the sewing community for quite a while now.
After looking at the dress on my sewing table, I was not convinced . . . but once this one is put on an actual body, the design really comes to life. Now I understand what all the fuss is about!
I will mention one thing - the more I work with muslins, the more convinced I am that not taking the extra time to baste in a zipper is a big no-no. I have a couple of heavy duty zippers set aside for this task (an over-sized pull tab is helpful when you are getting in and out of the garment a lot). And really, it does not take very much effort, especially since it does not have to look pretty. Hand basting makes it very easy to remove when the time comes.
Now the only thing to do is take a seam ripper to the lot and the sewing can begin!