I had to do
some a lot of adjustments to the front bodice. I'm not sure why as I'd tried on my first version of this dress to make sure it still fitted me and it did. I ended up taking more than 4" out of the front centre seam!
Here's a close-up of the fabric - lots of lovely butterflies on a very dark navy background.
I'd actually thought it was black when I bought it but wasn't displeased to find it was navy!
I already have my next dressmaking project cut out and waiting to be made - a pink corduroy jacket.
Next - all sorts of things I've been making on my embroidery machine. I've discovered that I really enjoy stitching appliqués. This was my first attempt.
The M has no significance - it was a freebie somewhere (can't remember where) so I got it so I could practise.
Then I did a paw print and a goldfish.
Then a few embroideries:
Then on Sunday afternoon, I made this.
Isn't she just adorable? She's a mixture of appliqué and embroidery - the peach headscarf, blue dress and yellow pinny and are appliquéd on and the rest of the design is all embroidered. There are another 11 Russian dollies in that set so I'm going to be busy!
Finally, stuff for the tartan bee. This bag was a commission for someone. The outside:
Then yesterday, I decided it was about time to do some more sewing of things for the tartan bee shop so I cut out 4 pinnies and 10 bags.
I've made a start to sewing them so, hopefully, I'll get them done soon.