Is February flying by for you? It is me.
I think it is in part to the new job at work and also the mere fact that there are only 28 days.
It’s good in some ways. Pay day comes around quicker.
But bad in others. I’ve not really started on my next Minerva Crafts garment make which I’m due to post about in just over a week’s time.
At least I’ve made my toile.
In fact it is this dress – Cowl Dress 10/2012 #118A from Burda Style.
I’m never brave enough, or daft, to go straight to the fabric and have always made a toile. Something doubly important when cutting into fabric provided for you by another. There’s no making this twice!
Experience has taught me there is always an alteration to be made.
Usually I’m taking in at the waist but this time the opposite is true. I’m letting out at the waist and taking in up the back.
This fabric is lovely and soft. It comes under the title of ‘ Blue ultra soft floral jacquard designer dress fabric’. There’s not much blue about it; it’s more grey.
It drapes beautifully but pattern matching down the back seam is proving a bit of a beast. The flowers are about 4 inches across.
Note to self. Next time choose smaller pattern or order more fabric.
I was going to make a shorter top version but I’ve decided to go the whole hog and make the dress. I can always cut the bottom off later ;). The front section is cut on the bias and with the extra fabric required for the cowl, and the gathers on the side, it takes a whole heap of fabric.
Just a weekend to turn it around then!
Love, Lucie xx