There are lots of sewing blogs that I like to read, but one I often dip in and out of is by Cassie Stephens – I just love the all the fun clothes that she makes and she is always a good source for classroom inspiration! I recently saw a fantastic pair of Christmas shoes that she had painted and these set me to thinking that it was about time I made myself a Christmas outfit. I haven’t made a dress for at least 3 years (before I got my new machine in fact), so this could all go horribly wrong! I found some suitable festive material on-line called ‘Nutcracker’ by Michael Miller and chose a pattern by simplicity called the ‘Amazing Fit’ dress. How could I possibly go wrong?
Well, not really sure this is the ideal material for the dress – but it is just a bit of fun. I thought I could outline the pockets, neckline and hem in white fluff – lights would also be fun – but could be a step too far for my skill level?
Have I bitten off more than I can chew? Still have my beetle to finish, not to mention my Jacobean Crewel work and I am going back to the RSN in three weeks time!