Monday, 8 January 2018

Fjell dress

I've had this dress cut out for sooo long and finally put it together this weekend and I love it!

This is the Fjell dress from The Eli Monster.  This is the first pattern from this designer I've made but I've got my eyes on making some more really soon. I used some fabric I had in my stash and I can't remember what it was and the selvedges are long gone. It's a really lovely teal colour with a geometric print so it was always going to be a winner in my book.

If I was honest I'd put off making this dress for so long because it used a technique with elastic I've not used before. Instead of a casing you stretch the elastic over the fabric and sew using a zigzag stitch. I cut it all out ready to give it a go and then reports needed to be written, school was hectic and then it was the silly season. Finally this weekend I decided enough was enough and made the dress and surprise, surprise it was super easy to sew and looked really cute.

My girl is growing up so quickly! She's excited to be starting school soon and is super ready. She keeps asking me for "homework"I'm sure that will soon end when she does start! She's been cracking up with her poses for photos lately. I don't know where she's got it from but she's suddenly become a right poser! She's having fun though so that's all that matters even if it does lead to a lot of "interesting" shots.