It is a different style for me. I usually go for a shift dress but thought I would try a floaty summer pattern instead. It is from the Sewing Bee first series book.
The summary drew me in...
I have not bought any of the other books. I like to have a good go at a few things before I start ogling something new. I think it is a good book with some stylish patterns. This book can be picked up quite cheaply now because it is 'old'.
Working in tartan gave me a chance to practice my pattern matching skills. It was fun and very rewarding especially while fitting the bodice which is lined.
I struggled with the length a bit. How long should it be? What will I wear on my feet? Will I ever take my hands out of those lovely deep pockets? I made it shorter than the pattern because I am well...short.
Thanks Minerva for stretching my fabric choice beyond flowers for a summer dress. There are lots of lovely tartans in their range go and take a peek. Great choices for men's shirts, not that I have ever made a shirt for a man, over to you Lazy Daisy Jones....