Sunday, 7 May 2017

A Long Time Coming - Walthamstow S2444

Hello again, all! I'm still here, I promise, just working more and not having quite as much time for sewing. I have here for you a dress that was a long, long time coming... with one of my TnT patterns, Simplicity 2444.

This fabric... I'm not really sure what it is. I got it from TMOS in Walthamstow in February of 2016 (so yeah, ages ago), and it's literally travelled around the world since then. We were in London in early February 2016 for a family wedding, and I took a free day while there to go out to Walthamstow and do some fabric shopping. It wasn't the busiest (it was a weekday) but I walked away with a few pieces of fabric I really loved, this one included.

The design is stitched on rather than printed or embossed, and it has a slight stretch (although I sewed it up with a straight stitch), and it has a little bounce to it which gives the hem a lovely bit of shape to it when worn. I lined the bodice with ust simple white cotton

This is my modified S2444 block, with the back darts removed and the neckline slightly lowered. I love this pattern so much, but as I now have 3 in the cupboard, I'll be moving on to other patterns soon. Now that we've had all our stuff delivered from Australia, I have my stash of both patterns and fabric back! I'm excited especially to get into sewing some knit dresses - my old machine couldn't cope with sewing knits, but I already have 2 Deer and Doe Ondee jumpers in rotation (to be blogged soon!), and I can't wait to try out the Lady Skater pattern!

So yeah, there's not too much to say about this dress other than I love it and it turned out perfectly. Also I love this coat, found in an op shop for 10 pounds! It's even mostly wool (total bonus for the London climate) and other than minor mending was in perfect condition. Such a score.

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