I'm on holidays until early Feb and while I haven't made any proper resolutions for the new year, one of the things I want to do in 2015 is to sew more clothes for myself.
Here is my first frock for the year. Fresh off my little old Janome 360
146 photos later!!!
(I am a shocker in front of the camera! Honestly, you've got to see 'em to believe 'em! I
t's I'm scary!)
It is a lovely, simple (and yes, okay) voluminous dress, reminiscent of those gorgeous smocky frocks you see in Japanese sewing books. Well IMO it is anyway. And best of all, no translation required ;)
Here it is without me in it
looking even more Japanesy hanging off our ply wardrobe.
Here's a close-up of its thread loop closing
I am very proud of that little crocheted loop!
Here's the back
"box pleated, loosely draping", nice and cool for Summer.
It has a bow (it threads through openings in the side seams)
(no baby here!)
and great big pockets to stick your hands in.
It also has that whole mullet thing going on - you know, "all business in the front, party at the rear" (except the other way around), but the less said about that, the better!
What do you reckon?
Maternity smock? House dress? Or is it the muumuu for you you?
(Mc Call's M6553 if it is)