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On hiatus

My blog will be on hiatus for a while. We are in the busy process of selling our house and buying a new one. The selling went a lot faster than we thought and if everything goes as planned (subject to the buyers getting the mortgage as is the rule here) we have to move out before May 1. I expect there won’t be a lot of time to sew and even less to post here. We will be visting houses to find a new place, de-cluttering all that’s stored in the attic (what a lot you can store there) etc.So it’s bye for now, but I will continue blogging about my sewing adventures in (hopefully) a few months time.

Third place

My dress made it to 3rd place in the Pattern Review contest. Thank you if you voted for me. It was special to read the comments on it. All the nice comments either here or on PR made me blush. I wore the dress to a dinner last week and it was very comfortable. It was also great fun to make and see it turn out the way it did. There is another knock off dress in drafting process, hope to make it in the next weeks.Anne said in a comment “I understood that you can't just add sleeves to a sleeveless garment so is this drafted specifically to take sleeves”. That in general is true: a sideseam for a dress with sleeves is a bit shorter (and the armhole deeper) than a sleeveless dress. When drafting a sloper for a sleeveless dress in the drafting system I use also a little less ease is used than in a sloper used for a dress with sleeves. Not a lot (2 cm in total circumference for a fitted bodice), but still. I don’t know whether this works the same in all drafting systems, it’s the way I l…

Contest

I voted in the Bargainista Fashionista Contest 2015!Not asking to vote for me, but have a look at all the wonderful entries and if you are a member of Pattern Review, you can vote for the 5 entries you like best. ----------------------------------There is a lot going on these weeks in my life (all positive), not a lot of sewing though. I will share a bit more info on the dress but it has to wait. The review of the dress with some additional info is here.