I used a combination of all suggestions to see what worked best for me: a bit of rotary cutting, a bit of tracing, using a table (not the floor), and pin-pin-pin. And ta-da!!! Neat and accurate cutting!
|on the "very unsuitable for any craft work" dining table|
|The "Spring is here" top|
The pattern itself is very easy and straightforward. I used french seams throughout and the only adjustment I made was to lengthen by 1", but next time I might add another 0.5". It was my first time sewing binding on garments (I've done it for quilts before), and I think it turned out pretty well. It's a bit wonky in some places, but the print is so busy, it's hardly noticeable. I should probably sew closer to the edge next time.
I wore my new top to work yesterday. It was such a great feeling to wear something beautiful that I made myself. Even though it isn't perfect, I think I love it more than anything else in my wardrobe!
And while I'm on the Liberty-love, I treated myself to a little notebook for all my sewing notes. The plan was to pick up an plain black, spiral-bound notebook. But really, how could anyone resist this?
Pendrell blouse. I've seen so many wonderful versions of Tasia's pattern, that I simply must make one for myself!
Has anyone else tried this pattern, and if so, do you have any tips/advice?
No sewing for me this weekend - I'm off to Cambridge to visit with my lovely in-laws.
Have a lovely weekend & speak soon!