I've been wanting to have a go at sewing something wearable for a while and I got a load of fabric off Mark's auntie a few months back, mainly for finishing cross stitch items but, there were some larger cuts of fabric in there too.
I chose this pattern by Tilly and the Buttons because it said it was a beginners pattern, it takes you though all the steps from cutting to assembling and sewing. I also liked the idea of a tunic as I do wear them a lot.
I did it!
I set aside last Tuesday when I knew I would have no distractions, and good job I did because it took me most of the day :-)
Now I'm not saying it's perfect, but for a first attempt I'm pretty happy with it and....it fits. If I wanted to be really picky about the fit, It could do with taking in a smidge, but I could still do that If I decide I want to.
I've also been stitching on and off.
I haven't been feeling like stitching lately but I did get Autumn Dream out recently to see if it would spur me on.
This is where I'd got to when It got put away.
And this is how it looks now it's had some attention.
I'm going to keep plugging away at this though June in the hope I can get it finished, although If I'm honest I don't much like stitching on it, I do however love the design so it needs to be finished.
Today is another Bank Holiday here in the UK and for once the weather is beautiful, not that we are going anywhere, I would imagine there are crowds of people out and about today because of the sunshine, so I'd rather stay at home. We've worked in the garden all morning before it got too warm and enjoyed a quiet afternoon.
Mark is back at work tomorrow and as it's half term I won't have to pick Oliver up from school so I have the rest of the week to myself :-)