I’ll be sharing my love for gardening here and knitting too! I have so many hobbies I love it’s hard not to share. Mostly, I’ll be happy to have a place to come back and look upon my garden year in review. 🙂
We broke ground this weekend in our garden. I have to extend the plot space to help with staggering crop and circulation from weeds. Can you tell that gardening is just my lil science experiment?
I have seeds on the way for so many lovely veggies! A rainbow crop of carrots and parisian carrtos, ‘purple beauty‘ sweet peppers, ‘dwarf grey sweet peas‘, ‘trionfo violetto‘ pole beans, a mix of lettuce (for us and our rabbits), spinach, and white cherry tomatoes. We’ll have a bumper crop of other tomatoes too once I find the right ones. My mom always grows ‘big boys‘.
My not-so-little brother was helping us out, but I don’t think it’s really his thing until plants are there and he can eat them.
First of all, let me say that this fabric by LizzyHouse made my day the entire time whilst sewing. I’m definitely a dog person, but I love my kitties back home. I purchased this lovely 2.5m at The Workroom here in Toronto with the goal of entering the Catnap dress contest.
Sadly, I wanted to discover why the bust darts were giving me such a pouty, puffy trouble and I missed the deadline. At least I got a fantastic dress out of it!
I did a FBA on a muslin, but to my shock it was TOO big! After all the pattern drafting and adjusting I gave up and went with Megan’s pattern. This time around I did French seams at the side and managed to make it fit perfectly without the back ties! I still get a bit of dart problem, but mostly it’s unnoticeable.
Once the weather is warmer I will be sure to share some pictures of it being worn out of doors! I wore it yesterday and it was like it was my magical power. 🙂
Things I changed:
- Neckline: rounded it thanks to Holly’s tutorial here
- French seams at bodice waist (third picture from top)
- Bottom hem is only 1.5″ instead of the 2″ suggested
Things I love:
- The print! How could I not want to frolic around with dreaming cats?
- The neckline! It’s such a better fit for this dress for me as I am quite busty.
- I’m a sucker for dresses with pockets, The End.
Things I’d change/try next time:
- Keeping the neckline, but trying the dart cluster next time
- Lengthening the bodice for sure
- Not sewing my buttons and their counterparts by hand. It was worth it for this time and I have to do it one more time (old dress), but it was too much work.
- 2.5m of LizzyHouse Kitty Dreams in Cranberry
- single fold bias tape in fushia
- 12 3/4″ buttons
A fresh new start to sewing for me this year.
I have so many plans for patterns I have saved, even some I have completed to be modified and made better for my body type.
This year I hope to make most of my summer wardrobe completely handmade.
Welcome to my adventures.