I have been super busy and haven’t had much time at all to blog! But luckily for me there has been a small amount of sewing time…
Last week I did start thinking of my Autumn wardrobe and what I would like it to include. Although I want to sew a jacket, I didn’t have the supplies ready, so I decided to sew up two monetas. All in time for two important days at work!
Firstly, the aubergine fabric was from Sew Over It, and it is lovely! BUT I didn’t consider that it stretched in both ways before I made it. So the bodice is actually too long for me. It’s an easy fix but is a hassle with having to re do the elastic.
The other dress is using fabric from Fab Works Mill Shop in Leeds. I get a lot of fabric from them as they have a great selection and the delivery is always so fast! Great for a project that you want to start as soon as possible.
This fabric does not have much stretch lengthways. So while I used the same bodice pattern piece for both dresses, this one is considerably shorter in the body and so only just sits on my waist!
That being said, I do prefer this second dress. Mostly because it hasn’t stretched out in the length! Such a shame about the first one as the fabric is so me.
The one thing I do love about both dresses is the sleeves! I’ve only done one 3/4 sleeve moneta before and I have no idea why I didn’t do more before. I love them so much I even jumped for joy 😉
Hope everyone has a great end to the week! I have a special weekend coming up with some gorgeous friends, and it includes a special dress too! Can’t wait to show you all.
Love, Abigail x