After the toile-making class on Saturday I purchased a couple of lengths of fabric (by way of a change!).
The first was 4 metres of a cotton poplin printed with daisy-like flowers in various autumnal shades.
The second was 1.5 metres of Pink spotted cotton to be used to make a sample dress of the Party Princess workshop being held in November using Simplicity pattern 1452.
The cotton poplin had its raw ends overlocked and the length was popped into the washing machine first thing on Sunday morning.
Since then over a period of 3 mini-sessions of sewing the latest incarnation of Bettina has now been completed.
Dress front Dress back
There is really not much to say about the construction, you know that by the 5th time of making I have pretty much got the pattern sussed. I did not bother with pattern matching this time and I don’t think the dress suffers for this. The lapped zip is, as usual, hand picked and the hem has a single row of top-stitching. On checking the knit shrugs in my wardrobe I was pleased to find one in a sort of lime-green colour which co-ordinates well with the print of the dress, so that’s what I shall wear with it tomorrow.
That’s all folks for now. I am off to the cinema this afternoon to see the latest “Bridget Jones” movie and from Friday afternoon I will be working on the Party Princess sample dress. Watch this space…..