When I first moved to uni, I didn’t bring my sewing machine, a decision I soon regretted. It’s been sitting at my parents’ house gathering dust for the last two years… until now. I finally have it with me in Leicester, and I’ve been getting right back into sewing.
I’m going to Thailand on Sunday and I really wanted to make some clothes to take with me, but I was too scared to buy tons of fabric and ruin it, because I am not an expert seamstress (at all). Then I found Katy’s fantastic blog, and decided to give it a go. I tried making a super easy skirt, and it came out well, but it’s too heavy for Thailand (and I haven’t got any decent photos of it yet, haha).
So, I give you my first dress, made using this tutorial…
Instead of stretch knit as the tutorial uses, I used a very light cotton that I got for £6.99 (I think) at Leicester Market. I love how it is modest enough for a country that doesn’t appreciate a lot of flesh on show, yet it’s light and loose enough for the heat. Oh the heat, it is going to kill me. I can actually pull the dress down a bit more at the front so I’ve got a bit more breathing room.
Just ignore the fact that I have no makeup on please :)
I’m pretty pleased with my first attempt at making a dress. The two maxi dresses I bought to take on holiday cost about £30-£40 each, so I’m pretty pleased that this only cost £7!
What do you think?
P.S. I love my yellow belt, scored it for £2.99 in a charity shop!