I am improving but I don’t think I’m quite as good at sewing as I fantasise I am. I attempted this pyjama pattern for my daughter as part of her Christmas present. I used gorgeous old lace but new light cotton fabric. The yoke gave me lots of trouble and it didn’t help that I skipped cutting it on the fold because I wanted to make better use of the fabric and I think that’s why it’s twisted and puckered. It was harder than I thought it would be. Luckily my girl likes them anyway She might get one summer out of them. pattern photo curtesy of : http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Butterick_2198
I’ve been going to sewing school all year, it’s a full time course but I’m still a beginner. It’s absolutely one of the best things I’ve done, even though it’s so late in my life! Learning to sew is just such a fabulous skill and it opens up a whole world to you. My next challenge is to get my daughter sewing! No one teaches sewing to kids, they don’t have the patience it seems (that’s what I’ve been told my sewing teachers). Maybe there is a niche there for me?
Anyway, I tackled two vintage patters for my daughter. We are so over the black wall of fashion that comes down after you turn 8, no longer are their any pretty clothes on offer. And so I made her this skirt and these pants. You can see more here: http://vintagefabricaddict.blogspot.com.au/