A great British sewing feat – my first me-made dress

Evening folks. Wanting a push to get me sewing more often, and eventually out of my sewing comfort zone (once I find it) I’ve decided to join The Monthly Stitch Collective.

I’m terrible at buying books based on their gorgeous photographs of colourful handmade creations yet I never seem to get from buying the book to actually making any of the projects. For this months stitch along, having recently purchased a discounted copy of the Great British Sewing Bee, I eventually decided to sew the free tunic pattern from the back of the book. Being a shorty at 5’2 the muslin has ended up as a loose fitting dress however I’m happy with the result.

Great British Sewing Bee Tunic

Having made the muslin in a plain black jersey and with it turning out ok I’ve decided to declare this my first me-made dress! I even wore it to work and a sewing class this week and after a bit of LOOK AT ME I received lots of compliments about the garment. I eventually want to add embellishments to the collar area but seen as I had a job interview on Friday and have another next week (I will hopefully find out about them both next Friday) sewing is on hold for the moment whilst I prep.

Once I’m able to get back into the sewing room I’m also going to make another version of the dress/tunic in  blue flowery liberty jersey as it doesn’t take long to cut and sew the garment pieces together.

GreatBritish Sewing Bee Tunic

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10 thoughts on “A great British sewing feat – my first me-made dress

  1. Thank you for the encouragement :-)I’m looking forward to some quality me time after Friday. Zibergirl – the next season is meant to be out early 2014 so most places are discounting the book I managed to get my book brand new for £5.


  2. If you wore it out of the house then it definitely counts as your first me-made dress, well done! xx it looks great and jersey can be tricky too – I am looking forward to seeing how you choose embellish it.


  3. Nicely done! There’s nothing more rewarding than being happy with your own handmade dress. I hope the second season comes out soon. I loved the first season. I didn’t know about the book! Lucky you!


  4. Thank you for the lovely comments. As soon as Friday is out of the way I’ll be straight on to dress no.2. I’ve even purchased two new patterns for this: the Colette Peony and Eliza M’s Daisy Dress in case I’m feeling more adventurous.


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