|The headlines screech "Woman suffocated by her own junk."|
|Or maybe "Woman gives up on clearing junk. Children eventually tunnel out of house. Woman still sewing, oblivious"|
The pattern was straightforward and quick to sew up. The instructions are clearly written. I cut it out on a tuesday evening and sewed the dress up in two sessions over the next two days. I don't have an overlocker so just used the zigzag stitch on my machine. Then I stopped for about two weeks as I had no ribbing fabric for the neck, cuffs and hem. I didn't want to do the edgings in the main fabric. Again I pondered, browsed online shops and found it really hard to decide. Then I remembered the jersey rib sold in the Ottobre Etsy shop and ordered half a metre. It took 6 days to arrive, not bad, as it came from Finland. It went on - and there you go. The dress is easy to wear, the fabric is the right weight for the oversized pockets so they drape rather than bag out. I like the shape that the princess seams give the dress - I can see that I have a waist when I wear this! I can wash it and dry it quickly and (yippeeeeeeee) it doesn't need ironing. I will definitely make it again, probably in a brighter colour for spring and summer and I am tempted to copy Alessa's polka dot version. Now, that's my review over, do you want to see my out take photos of the Lola?
|Possibly the worst picture but so funny. What is my face doing in this picture? Where has my fringe gone? Why am I standing in front of a fighter plane?|
|And look, my own mission control. "We meet at last, Meester Bond" It's blurry as that's what often happens when a six year old takes the picture|