Even since I saw the first pictures from Quilt Market, I knew that I wanted to make a shirred sundress from the Nordika Whimsicol panel. I love this new line by Jeni Baker – the mix of graphic and floral prints is fab, and the colours are among my absolute favourites.
So yesterday I hot-footed it down to Annie’s shop, and picked up a metre and a half of fabric and a couple of spools of elastic thread. Two hours later, and thanks to this fantastic tutorial, I had a lovely summery dress. I took about 8 inches off the width of the fabric because of my, shall we say, diminutive size, which meant that I had matching fabric to use for straps. Win. And because
I am lazy I didn’t want to lose any of the print in the hem, I used the selvedge and just a single fold at the bottom. Double win.
So what’s not a win, you ask? Realising that the shower is the only part of the house that I can use for photos at the moment. My god, we are living in a tip. It’s only going to get more untidy – school holidays, followed by building works. Things are going to get so much worse before they get better. I have a feeling I am going to be spending a lot of time in the sewing shed in the near future.