I Finished My Dress! FFO Alert

Woohoo! Dress is DONE! I thought the last few bits of the instructions would be quick and easy but nope! I had to unpick the stitching attaching the skirt to the midriff because the lining had to be loose to sew it inside out to the zip. That unpicking took me TWO HOURS. I hadContinue reading “I Finished My Dress! FFO Alert”

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 goneContinue reading “Dressmaking is Getting There! & Knitting In Public”

More Dressmaking Fails & French Knitting

This week in dressmaking class, I was attaching the sleeves and oh my goodness what a nightmare I found it! I’m hoping that by sharing my issues, if/when you make clothes, you’ll find it a little easier. The sleeve edge turned out to be a lot longer than the bodice edge I was attaching itContinue reading “More Dressmaking Fails & French Knitting”

Long-overdue Update and New Course Start!

Sorry it’s been so long since the last update! I’m doing more shifts at work now so I’m still adjusting to that! I haven’t done much knitting but still cross-stitching every day. Only getting about 80-100 stitches in but it’s something. I’ve had quite an exciting development on my “The Shepherdess” HAED. I am finallyContinue reading “Long-overdue Update and New Course Start!”