I have finished my second 'Kate' dress and here it is! My fifth sewing lesson was a bit of a "dis-arrrr-ster" as things kept going wrong, such as catching the material when I was setting in the sleeves and having to undo it several times. Then, when I was overlocking the seams, it caught again! I decided to move on to my A line denim skirt and got that cut out, the darts sewn in, the side seams joined and my first ever zip sewn in too. I unpicked and re-sewed the offending wrong bits of the dress over the following week and finished it.
Here's the back view. I love this material as it is so happy and cheerful. I bought it back in April and posted about it here. I think it may be called Retro Flowers (which makes sense). I haven't worn this to work yet, but perhaps will do so this week, depending how cold it is as the material is only a cotton. I am currently working on 'Kate' number three, using the other material bought at the vintage fair.
Here is my finally completed A line denim skirt which I bought the material for way back in April. However, I gave myself "until Autumn" to get it done, so I am really pleased! It is very comfortable and having my tutor, Sue, help me through it, meant I was able to get the fit right.
My first proper zip!
Another view of the zip. As you can tell, I am really pleased with my improving sewing skills and my next project, apart from three or four more 'Kate' dresses(!), is to make a nice padded sewing machine cover for my machine which has only got a plastic cover at the moment and deserves something better! I shall be raiding my material stash to see what I can make use of - it'll be fun!