Good afternoon all! I’ve had a Christmas sewing Saturday, actually both things I made were for my sisters but I will update you on them on a later post. I’ve come to a stop for the day though so I thought I would share the finished photos of my Christmas party dress.
I’ve wanted to make the Lilou dress from Love at First Stitch for a while, when I look at it I see ballerina dress – it’s so pretty. It’s the first time I made a lined dress and also the first thing I ever made with pleats, the instructions in Love at First Stitch make everything seem really simplistic and they really help you get your head around things. It was a really simple dress to make and there’s only 4 pattern pieces which is nice.
I did make a fatal error with the lining though – by making the lining out of the same black fabric as the top with black thread it meant it was very hard to know what was going on at times! When it was inside out and I was sewing the lining to the main body I didn’t know where I was at, which meant I was constantly having to double check myself. I did get there eventually though, just now I know how difficult it made life I won’t do it again!
PPS – I’m only telling you this so that I can excuse my makeup-less face!