Sunday, September 18, 2022

Dress for my daughter

 I wrote about my fear of cutting the fabric for this dress and of course I did cut it. I left it on the floor for a night before taking my scissors and do it. In the meantime, the dress is finished and the wedding of my daughters’ friend was last Friday. 

We both were happy with the result and she felt very good wearing it. It was not the easiest of fabrics to work with, it had been a long time since I had sewn with pure silk. I didn’t want visible topstitching and after seeking the advice from a friend I used a prickstitch. Being very critical myself there are a few points where I could have done this better, but it’s okay😊. With my daughters’ permission photos of her wearing the dress.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Debut skirt, my first pattern published!

Today I published my first pattern on Etsy 😃, the Debut skirt. A milestone for me. It's been so much work. I had thought it would involve a lot of time, but it took even more time than I thought. Those last steps, when each time you think you're nearly there! If I had known in advance, I would probably not have done it 😁. 

The pattern comes in A4, US letter and A0 (copyshop) size and illustrated instructions. 

Without further ado, here is the link to my Etsy shop

You will find 2 patterns for the same skirt. The difference is that there is a regular (green background) and an hourglass (red background) version. 

For my Dutch readers: Dutch instructions are included as a separate file!

Let me know what you think. I'm open to constructive criticism. And when the pattern/style is not for you, that's perfectly fine.