Dressmaking plans

I actually really really hate cutting out fabric for dress patterns, big pieces of ungainly cloth, crawling around on the floor adding seam allowances, Remembering to leave notches where the darts stop and tailor tack the points etc, etc. But I do enjoy watching fabric go from 2D to 3D and enjoy even more when something fits (I have a 50% success rate this far so it’s always a gamble). I also get frustrated with the instructions sometimes, I’m no candidate for The Great British Sewing Bee, I’d be launching things out of the warehouse window 😉

It may come as a surprise then that I have lots of dressmaking plans all at once.
I bought this Charley Harper knit a while back to make another Lane Raglan top…

I have a pile of brand new Moda cotton (censored wth bobbly sheet as it’s not even been shown to trade yet!) that I am going to make a Round Trip dress out of…

I have a big piece of Lizzy House dinosaurs to make a blouse, the shorter one on this pattern I think…

And I still have this (also Dinosaur) Lewis and Irene print to make some shorts that I was going to make for last summer.

I also have two men’s Primark shirts from eons ago to alter and make into a womanly body shape.

How many of these will get done this year I wonder?!


  1. Posted April 24, 2015 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Oooh! Dinosaur shirt!!! I have a plan for a first dressmaking foray myself this month but nothing as clever as yours – a simple Tilly and the Buttons skirt to see if I like sewing clothing!

  2. Posted April 24, 2015 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Those are great plans. Do consider making a muslin to get the fit right.

  3. Posted April 24, 2015 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    some exciting plans there! I love the idea of dinosaur print clothes on a grown woman. Good luck with getting the fit right, maybe you should make muslins (and readjust your mannequin if it’s not right), say me, the experienced dressmaker who’s made… oooh, one skirt that didn’t fit.

  4. nan
    Posted April 24, 2015 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I can’t wait to see your completed projects, especially with the dinosaur prints.

  5. Posted April 27, 2015 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Oooh nice plans and choices! Can’t wait to see the dinos and Charley print 🙂 Now you made a list you need to knock em off one by one… especially for Me Made May 😉

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