Dressmaking I haven't blogged.

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I don't always blog everything I make, but I do usually share most things on Instagram
With February almost here...how did that happen? I thought I'd just do a quick and dirty blog post of my January makes, the good, the bad and the downright disastrous!
Firstly the Doris Sweater above. I love this version so much. The fabric is a super soft loosley woven wool blend, and it is so cosy. I feel the cold even in this mild winter we are having, so any excuse to cosy up is most welcome.
It's been a bit of a Doris'y month actually because I also ran up this quick Doris Dress from some vintage fabric I found in a charity shop while visiting my Mum who lives in Somerset.

And this Doris Dress sample for Ministry of Craft.

I also ran myself up a lovely wool blend A line skirt. Fully lined in some pretty ditsy print cotton.

And finally this disastrous dress.

I have rather sadly gained too much weight for my bodice block, and have had to re work it, this is the first dress I have attempted with my new bodice block, and it just doesn't work. My own fault really, I was in a hurry and didn't toile the dress, and now I have something that needs completely reworking or chucking in the charity bag...I haven't yet decided which it will be......

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  1. The dress is so pretty it would be such a shame to get rid! Jen

  2. I agree with Jen. That is such a gorgeous dress, keep and rework it if necessary! I was also thinking how svelte you looked in your grey skirt combo! Melissa

  3. Yep rework the dress and I too was thinking you looked svelte!

  4. Love the skirt and Doris top. The dress is lovely how would you rework it. X

  5. Your Doris top looks lovely and so cosy. The skirt is a flattering shape. I have given a few of my garments to friends when they have not quite worked out and they have been appreciative.


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