More Catching up….
More of my February sewing. I sewed a few things for me this month, some with more success than others.
My sister’s MIL sent me a Mini-Boden catalogue. I’ve heard many of the ladies on SewingMamas rave about them, but had only seen their (very small) online pics. There are some adorable clothes in there. I based the dress I made off of this dress. There are more detailed photos in the catalogue. I’m not sure I will wear it by itself…the bodice is not very flattering. With a cardigan, maybe, though. Still, I was pretty proud of myself for a first dress.
I bought Simplicity 4589 based on a review on another blog…I believe it was Tiny Happy? Anyway, I was really happy with how it turned out. I did take it in under the arms a bit, as the sleeves were too poofy and it was a bit wide. I also added some length. Next time, I’m going to add an inch or so at the bottom…it’s a little snug around my hips. I might try the sleeveless version next.
I also made some lounge pants. As usual, they’re a little too low in the back and a little too high in the front! I know it should be obvious, but I can’t quite figure out how to fix that for next time (if you know, please tell me!). I do love this fabric with the crocheted trim. It looks so pretty and vintage to me. And they are wearable, at least.