Work in Progress Wednesday 5/19

More sewing getting done!¬† Must be the weather, April showers have arrived just on time! ūüėÄ I have moved indoors this week due to a couple of rainy days chasing me off the allotments.¬† I have less than 2 weeks to go before we’re off to South Africa, so there’s a lot to do, both sewing wise and gardening.¬† As I knew the bad weather was on the way, I cut out 5 projects on Monday afternoon/evening and started the sewing on Tuesday (yesterday).¬† But I’m not going to show you what I made yesterday just yet.¬† Today I made a Kabuti Tee in viscose, and started on a dungaree dress for Daughter No2, which I spoke about in my last WIPW.

The Kabuki Tee is one of those boxy, loose fitting tops that looks so completely different in a drapy fabric.¬† It’ll be lovely and cool to wear in the summer.¬† It’s a pretty simple pattern, the only tricky thing is getting those sharp corners sharp!¬†¬† I always pop a bit on interfacing on the fabric that I’m snipping in cases like this, just to reinforce the fabric and support that snip and spread.¬† It definitely helped with this viscose!

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Supporting the fabric for the corners

Next up was the dungaree dress.¬† This is one item that Daughter No2 is rather keen to have in her suitcase for the holiday, so I HAVE to finish it!!¬† The fabric is stretch cotton twill from Fabworks Online, chosen by Daughter No2 herself.¬† It’s a lovely, cheerful green, perfect for spring and summer!¬† The pattern is 115 from April Burdastyle magazine 2017. ¬† It’s also not a tricky pattern just has a few pieces to get together.

I started with the front bib and pocket and added the loops for the d-rings.¬† The front and back bib pieces are all done now, and I’m ready to get the waistband bits on and start on the skirt and pockets.¬† I hope it’ll all be done by lunchtime tomorrow, when I need to get to the allotment to plant my Mother’s Day present, a Bramley Apple tree!¬† Can’t wait to make apple pie with my own home-grown apples!

 

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