Welcome to my 'other blog' the one that explores my crafty side. I have been a maker of 'things' since childhood. By nature I'm creative. I still love to write, and you can click on this link to visit my blog: Hanging On My Word, which is where I indulge in the thought and word side. Although a teacher by profession, I don't offer tutorials. This is my showcase of projects I like to share. So pull aside the curtains and let's begin (I'm a bit theatrical too!).

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

My New Look


A lovely new sundress made using New Look 6557. This was an easy pattern to make up and I chose option B from the designs on the front, also worn by the model. It fits very well, except for the usual problem with crossover bodices with a tiny gapping at the cleavage. Everything was measured before cutting but the right bra ususally solves the problem. To be extra sure I like to wear a pretty brooch at the crossover point. Next time I make the pattern up I may choose one of the other bodice designs.
The fabric had been sitting in my stash for about ten years so it was definitely time to use it. It's a pretty poly cotton chosen mainly because I seemed to have rather a lot of it and the circular skirt requires cutting on the cross. I also made the tie belt, which is really just an adornment and serves no useful purpose. The picture was taken in a friend's garden which overlooks the Bocaina Straits here in Lanzarote. The island of Fuereventura is visible in the background.





Also showing this at 'Ta-dah Tuesday' on Lakota's Faith, Hope and Charity Shopping blog