#Sorbetto Sleeveless Top finished

Sorry I have not updated my blog for a few weeks chaps…

So…about a month ago I popped down to a local market stall and found some super cheap fabric, ยฃ2/meter and had polka dots…YAY!

I thought it was perfect for trying out ideas and using my basic pattern cutting skills instead of using calico which I can not wear.

I made a slight change to a free pattern that I found online (I removed the fold in the middle) Sorbetto Sleeveless Top top from Colette Patterns

My next plan is to try this again and change the neck line and add a Peter Pan collar and a slight and button fastening at the back (so I can get into it).

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Sew Over It ‘Sew along’ 1940’s Tea Dress Finished!

Last night I finally managed to get round to putting the finishing touches on my Tea Dress and now I can reveal my finished garment … YAY ๐Ÿ™‚

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#soisewalong 1940’s Tea Dress by LouWeezCreates

My most challenging part was the fitting. ย I can sew/machine sew quite well but I always fall down during the fitting phase…but I persevered and with a little help from my Mum, Hubby and quite a few pins I managed to get the fitting right.

When originally cutting the pattern I realised that my shape was different from the top, waist then hips so I had to ‘wing’ it slightly. ย My bodice (mainly the front) had to be amended in a few areas which then meant that the skirt had to be amended so the seams joined at the waist. ย After getting this area right I then had to slightly amend the arms too to fit the amended bodice.

So here it is:

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#soisewalong 1940’s Tea Dress by LouWeezCreates

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#soisewalong 1940’s Tea Dress by LouWeezCreates

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#soisewalong 1940’s Tea Dress by LouWeezCreates

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#soisewalong 1940’s Tea Dress by LouWeezCreates

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#soisewalong 1940’s Tea Dress by LouWeezCreates

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#soisewalong 1940’s Tea Dress by LouWeezCreates

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#soisewalong 1940’s Tea Dress by LouWeezCreates

This was quite a challenge for me but I did it, yay!

1940's Tea Dress Sewalong

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New pattern just arrived – Coco :)

I’m very excited about my new pattern which has just arrived in the post his morning ๐Ÿ™‚

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It’s a pattern that requires a knit fabric which I have not used or sewn with before. This is my next challenge to take on ๐Ÿ™‚

I have to finish my tea dress first which I am making with the Sew Over It ‘Sew along’.

I made a promise to myself to finish a project before I start another as I have way too many unfinished projects round the house. My main problem is the fitting stage. It’s hard to fit your clothes on yourself without help ๐Ÿ˜
My Hubby helps out when he can … thanks Zombie! x