Sunday, 2 August 2015

Summer Sewing...Alder 02 {Grainline Studio}


A brief update on summer sewing life... my love for Grainline Studio patterns continues with my new Alder shirtdress, a first View B (with the gathered side and back skirt sections). I skipped the pocket as the fabric is busy enough, and added some length but otherwise followed the pattern and it was smooth sailing...

The fabric is a John Lewis sale find so this dress was actually a bargain to make. Incidentally, you could probably use contrast binding or bought bias binding, and make this dress out of less fabric than the pattern requirements. I did buy the right amount as it was so cheap, but I have plenty left.

That's it for now. I have renamed this little spot; or rather pinched the name from an old personal blog of mine which has long been defunct. I have finally found my own space and am excited to make some 'homely' things as well as clothes.

Inspired by seeing this amazing (and pretty moving) exhibition; listening to Nick Mulvey, who was amazing at the Cambridge Folk Festival; planning my first make of this pattern, hurrah!