It has been ages. This is because my life has changed considerably and parts of it fell apart.
I won’t go into detail but this means that things have been on hiatus. I haven’t been sewing, due to lack of energy and creativity but I do have 2 items I made three months ago to show you. So hopefully soon I can face taking pictures of those and talk about them.
I hope you can bear with me and hopefully in the new year i will be newly settled in a new place and I can start to focus on other things like sewing again.
I am reading all your blogs though and loving all the enthusiasm as the holiday period is approaching. Your are all awesome and your stories are a welcome distraction. Hopefully I can interact with you all again soon as I miss my sewing buddies!
Virtual hugs all around!
So I have been really snowed under and not gotten anything done. So the giveaway will have to wait a lil longer. I want to make sure I measure the fabric and that I have the extra all sorted too. :)In the meantime I have two more By Hand London items to share with you.
Ann in Linen and Victoria Blazer in wool that I picked up at the massive meet up swap.
I actually made the linen version first, and added darts at the back to avoid the gaping issue I had. Apart from that it was incredibly simple to make and is really comfy. The bodice isn’t as fitted as the other two but it is great for the office.
The blazer is made from wool with cotton sheeting as lining. I also lined the sleeves to avoid any woolen scratchy feeling. The length is around 2 inches shorter than the pattern as I didn’t have enough fabric but I like it.
The pictures are from a nearby park. Hope you enjoy! And sorry for the repetitiveness of pattern choice.
OMG I am loving all the Anna dresses popping up? Now and am inspired to make even more!!!
Look at these from Lizzie:
Handmade by Jane, the Virtual Princess & the Pea, My Oh Sew Vintage Life
And needless to say I have made another one. Again very similar to my previous one but in red using a Japanese lawn I bought in Paris. It is soooo soft and was a dream to sew with!
I just love love love the v-neck version and I made this one a tiny bit shorter than the last. This was mainly due to the fact that I did not have enough fabric on fold and was a tad lazy to trace it onto the fabric.
Oh and the bag was an early birthday present! So cute! I couldn’t crop it out without cutting out bits of the dress.
Constructions wise I simply pinked the seams and finished the waist seam with a zigzag.
Can you tell how much I love this pattern!
Playing in the park
This is my birthday dress as my birthday is tomorrow. Being on a Monday I have no plans but maybe dinner in the afternoon.
However considering it is my birthday and I have missed my blog anniversary means I am just compiling a little giveaway in celebration for you all! More details next time! Hope you had a great weekend!