The children are still in bed. Most unusual for my two, even now they are teenagers. The Mechanic has left for work and I’ve been making the most of an empty kitchen table. Inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee last night, I’ve got out the pattern that I was lucky enough to be given on a recent trip to Salisbury.
The pattern comes with a Croquis Kit. No, I didn’t know what that meant either. Essentially it’s a paper doll for big girls. All the elements of the dress are printed separately and they all fit together. The bodice is always the same, but there is a choice of skirts, sleeves, neck bands and details like button tabs. You can play at fashion designer, without the need for drawing skills. Just trace off the bits you want.
Here’s a closer look at the style I’m aiming for, with the pleated sleeves, flared skirt and the narrower neck band. I love this pattern. Now just to figure out the sizing! The children are stirring and will be down for breakfast any minute. Time to clear away.
For more creativity on show, call in at Julia’s place, you’ll find plenty there.
PS You can read more about TGBSB in Monday’s post.