It’s September, seasons changing and big changes in my life! I am in a new house in a new (old) city, with a still quite new job. So I have spruced up the blog a bit to go with all the new beginnings and I finally have a some new dresses to blog about!
I have been sewing over the summer, but because time has been very limited I have kept it simple and stuck to TNT projects. Earlier in the year I made a Kitschycoo Lady Skater dress with the skirt slashed and spread to make it closer to a circle skirt – read more about it here. I would hesitate to call it a hack, since it was a very simple adjustment but I was ridiculously pleased with the result and have worn it a lot, despite having used a rather lightweight poly jersey fabric.Not long before we moved I saw this lovely viscose print jersey fabric at Clothspot (sadly now all gone!) and in a moment of over excitement I ordered two metres without any idea what I would do with it. I am very easily tempted by blue prints – see here and here. I also picked up another mystery blue print jersey from Abakhan and as I was crossing the road one day in the first dress with the skirt being rather twirly, I remembered that I wanted to make more dresses exactly like this one.I cut both dresses out before we moved and sewed them up together – as before I cut the size 4 bodice and slashed and lengthened the skirt. Both dresses were almost complete with only hems to do, when the huge upheaval of moving house took over and they spent some time in a box before I was ready to get back to sewing. In both cases the fabric had dropped quite a bit where the hem was cut on the bias, which was a surprise to me as I didn’t realise that happened with knit fabrics?So these dresses have been the final project at my old house and the first in my new house, we are having a final burst of summer here in Brighton so I have had a chance to wear them and I am nearly ready to start thinking about some new projects!Is anyone else squeezing in one more summer dress or are you all getting ready for autumn now?