Pink! I don’t mind the colour pink how do you feel about pink? It’s okay I guess, it’s how you wear it really. I’m not at all fussed, whatever floats your boat I say, I chose to only use a smidgeon of pink for this weeks challenge because I had stacks of this $5 maroon gaberdine left in my stash and about half a metre of pink floral from last weeks challenge. I wanted to sew this McCall’s pattern I scored from Etsy. On opening the instructions the paper was so damn fragile it was disintegrating before my eyes, I had to be so careful handling it, she’s 53 years old.
The pattern was relatively easy I decided to change how I would step into it by sewing close the front placket inserting fake buttonholes and sewing the buttons on top of them so it appeared to look correct. I inserted a side zip. Why?? because I always have to sew up buttoned up shirts because they almost always gape open showing off a little side boob, not at all a good look for me. So I used my no-side-boob method with this dress. I think it works best for me.
The streets around our place were desolate due to the AFL Grand Final (football), all you could hear were spontaneous roaring cheers from within houses followed by the clanking of bottles and laughter, my daughter and I took the opportunity to venture out in between sporadic rainfall intervals to snap some photos of our pink creations.
Lil E has been indulging in a little bit of sewing too and on her ‘To Do’ list these school holidays she wanted to sew one of the skirts from this — very Harajuku looking Simplicity Pattern I picked up for her. She did a fabulous job too, guess what? she has the sewing bug, Yay!! she know’s nobody else will have this skirt and knowing that gets her excited about sewing! and the ‘I made it! tagline gets her excited too. Hoorah! I say. I want to teach her everything and when my son grasps some patience I want to show him too he has a great eye for style for a little fellow he just has to get over the stigma that only girls sew.
Between the pair of us I think many trips to the fabric and Op shop will be made, god help the boys in our house they’re always caught leaving the house with bits of thread hanging from them. OoOps!
How do I feel about gabardine? I like the fabric it was somewhat easy to work with, it puckered in places but I blame myself for not changing the needle to suit… L A Z Y. I love this dress. I think I’ll wear her till the seams burst which maybe by tonight after I woof down my green curried vegetable feast followed by a healthy serving of apple and blackberry pie drowned in custard. Yum!
So what about you? would you wear all pink like I did previously? or just a Little Bit of Pink?
Next weeks challenge is Spanish Harlem??!! I’ll be sitting this one out, I have no interest whatsoever and want to use my time wisely to sew a lovely dress in this wonderful black and white curtain fabric I spied. I’ll be posting it here so pop in if you’re not busy or add me to your feed to stay updated either way I’d love to hear what you think?
Happy days, Happy sewing.