Thursday, March 08, 2018

52 Week Sewing Challenge - Week Seven - Sew Something with Hearts

Much to my surprise, I'm mostly keeping up with my 52 Week Sewing Challenge, but I'm not really keeping up with blogging the challenge! I'm trying though - the them for Week Seven was sew something with hearts.

I did actually have some heart printed fabric in my stash (which isn't really surprising, given the size of my stash) but I didn't have a lot of it. I should have really made a blouse with it, but for some reason I had my heart set on (no pun intended) making a dress, which meant it was colour blocking time.
I decided to use this pattern, I've had it in my stash for a while, but I haven't made it much as in needs to be cut on the bias which uses more fabric than most of my patterns. I figured seen as I was colour blocking anyway, I felt ok using additional fabric.
Here's my fabric choices, the heart shaped fabric is actually batik (but I didn't buy it when I was in Indonesia, I got it from a Facebook group), although the colouring of the fabric tones went together well, when I was finished I decided that the two types of fabrics didn't really look that great together.
Here's the finished dress, and while it came out well, I just don't like it very much! On the upside it's well sewn, but on the down side I don't really like it and it's a little bit too big for me.
I did decide to share my interfacing with you though, I added bias binding for the first time and I really like it - I think I will be doing this in all of my dress facing in the future.

I have completed my week eight challenge which is up-cycling, and I'm pretty happy with it, so I will post about it soon.