Crumbs! This blogging lark requires serious narcissistic tendencies. I wasn’t expecting to be cavorting for the camera when I began my adventures in fabric. But, for the sake of sewing, and since it’s just you and me, here is my raspberry Moneta from Colette Patterns.
I’ve taken the plunge with sewing knit fabrics since Tilly enticed us with her Coco, and now I’m hooked. Without an overlocker, I thought this would be beyond me. It has been much easier than I expected, and the patterns tend not to require complicated alterations to gain a perfect fit.
This dress couldn’t be more simple to make up. The pattern is extremely flattering. It came together really quickly in under an hour, and hey presto! I was wearing it to work the next day. Although, now I’ve seen it from the front it doesn’t leave much to the imagination. Perhaps I’ll wear a jacket next time!
The pink stretch viscose came from a fabric expedition to Goldhawk Road. It has a lovely weight to it, so it drapes well but seems to have grown a little by the end of the day. I made up the dress in a size Medium with no alterations using regular zig-zag stitch for the seams and hem. I stabilised the neckline with double-sided stay-tape, which kept the fabric from curling as it stitched it. I’m sure there will be more of these to come…