Now that the evenings are getting colder, I am in need of a dress I can lounge around in without it looking
like I am wearing pyjamas. Something comfy, cuddly and warm.
I couldn't find anything that I liked at the shops.
What I did find was a nice, soft, grey, velvety kind of fabric in the reduced bin of a fabric store.
Unfortunately I am
So if you know how to sew my methods will probably either alarm or amuse you. But it did get the job done,
and I now have a (grey!) dress for chilly evenings and lazy Sundays.
Here is what I did:
First I looked in my cupboard for a dress that had more or less the form that I wanted.
I drew the outlines and cut it out:
I also cut out four pieces of fabric for the pockets:
Then I started with the neckline, folding the fabric and sewing it in place (I accidentally rolled it in the wrong way around, so the left side was showing (see what I meant earlier?) but decided then that I liked the effect of the light grey against the darker color:
The left side, or what it was supposed to look like on the right :-):
Then I cut some sleeves, again using another piece of clothing as a guideline:
Then I sewed it all together.
It wasn't quite as quick as this sounds now. The pockets for once had me baffled for a long time. How to do that? Finally I figured it out (after taking the seams I made apart again three times...).
I asked Eva to take some pics, but she was a lot more interested in taking pictures of the puppy:
So I had to take matters into my own hands:
A beautiful Thursday to you!