Dressmaking is Getting There! & Knitting In Public

I am finally feeling like I am making actual progress on the dress I am making because I have almost finished the bodice!

Class was a bit boring this week as I had to unpick what I had sewn at home. It was okay; I’d realised as soon as I finished sewing that I’d gone wrong. I was supposed to do an invisible seam around the armhole edges/side seams but I couldn’t figure out how. I got really confused with all the lining and the sleeves. My orienteering/coordination is terrible. I still couldn’t figure out how in class so it was lucky my lovely teacher had the patience to keep showing me again and again!

Even though all I did in class this week was unpicking and resewing, I’m proud I managed to do it all in an hour and a half (with some help) considering I could have caught a lot of fabric in the stitching but didn’t, so yay me!

And then when it was time to sew at home, I ironed on the interfacing for the waistband…

I also pressed the side seams ready for understitching. Then I did the understitching. I think my sewing machine needs to be serviced as it keeps getting stuck. I just need to find the time! Then I sewed the sides of the waistband. So all in all, I am very pleased with my dressmaking progress this week!

Tomorrow (11th June) is knit in public day. I will be knitting in public anyway as I will be working and I usually knit outside in the few minutes of freedom I have before I start work! I had a lovely day off today and visited Tetbury so decided to bring my knitting and got a couple of rows of my Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in there.

Which reminds me of another lovely day out recently. Last autumn I visited Stourhead and made a post about it, and one of my lovely readers “liked” the post, which reminded me I need to do an update! Here is Stourhead in Spring!

Happy knitting in public everyone and chat to you soon!


Published by alicemowse

Writer. Occasional performer, stitcher. One book published so far, my collection of poems 'Saved by Porpoise' available on Kindle. Featured in the anthology 'Around The Mulberry Tree'

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