Today I had the great fortune of spending the afternoon learning how to crochet from Joanne. She’s such a patient teacher. And funny to boot. Sadly I have no photos to show for it because, well, I forgot to take any. But be assured, there was eating, drinking and lots of gabbing.
For the special occasion I wore my new babydoll dress. Because the pattern is so easy to put together I knew I had to whip another one up fast, before I got distracted by something else. This dress came together in about two hours, cutting included. That’s a big deal for me, y’all. It means I am getting better at sewing knits. Huzzah!
I used a lovely double-knit jersey bought from Fabrics Galore in Battersea. Shivani and I had a nice afternoon shopping there last week and we both came home with this jersey. For this babydoll version I left the sleeves out. Because, really, when am I ever not wearing a cardi? Hardly ever. I made some binding, cutting them 2.5 inches wide. In hindsight, I would go a bit narrower.
I remembered to fix the gaping problem I had in the last dress by reducing the back bodice by 1 inch. Worked out perfectly. No gaping!
But I totally forgot to make the front skirt longer, to compensate for the bump. If I make another I hope to fix that issue then.
So there’s that. Another lovely knit dress that came together without any hitches. Now I have to return to my Juniper trousers, which I have been ignoring for quite some time now.