Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Slow start....

It was over a month ago now that I blogged about starting to sew again, although slowly, well it's going really slowly. So slowly in fact that I haven't done one little thing. 

Friday was a chill day, well as chill as you can when entertaining and caring for a 5 month old all day. Going out is so much easier than staying in these days, but every now and then a harsh night of little sleep means we really do just need to stay in our pjs at home for the day. So I used this opportunity to get out some fabric from the stash and a pretty dress pattern to go with. 

Now at this point they are just sitting on the table BUT they are now in eye view and I know I won't be able to just leave them there not doing anything for very long so this is me finding my sewjo again.

Having not even got as far as choosing some fabric for my wedding guest dress I thought I should get on with making up something else to get me into the swing of things.

I've got out this piece of stretch cotton. I have no idea what it actually is as I picked it up from a bin bag of fabric at work but I think it's probably got about 3% stretch and it has a lovely weight to it.

I've decided it's destined to be a BHL Flora. I made the faux wrap front version last year and really liked it, I actually need to take in those side seams a bit so I can wear it this summer-I gave it quite a bit of ease to accommodate the bump. This time I'm going to try out Version 2 with the high neck and straps but stick with the straight hem skirt. 

Lets see how long this really takes.....