Proud as punch

I’ve been feeling a bit ‘meh’ about the projects I’ve worked on recently. I like them all well enough, but didn’t really feel a sense of accomplishment that I usually feel. This project, however, I’m pretty pleased with.


Vital Stats:
Simplicity 3835 (a Built By Wendy pattern)
Red cotton poplin from Spotlight

Sewing has been something I’ve wanted to try for some time. I’ve made a couple of things in the past, but this is my first attempt at a garment. I didn’t find it too hard to do, even setting the sleeves in was ok. Some of the seams are a bit wonky, but the elastic in the neck and sleeves hide a multitude of sins (I think). Once it warms up a bit more, I’ll definitely wear it, and I’ll use the pattern again in the future, perhaps with some patterned fabric.

Next up, sewing wise, is a skirt. I’m not a big fan of elastic waists, and it might be too early to attempt a zip, so maybe I’ll have a crack at a wrap round skirt.

3 Responses to “Proud as punch”

  1. Kylie Says:

    oh, I love that pattern! I bet you get heaps of wear out of it this summer – just the perfect red 😉

    good luck with your skirt!

  2. Georgie Says:

    Go you! A great result for your first big sewing project, and a fabulous pattern and colour too.

  3. Michelle Says:

    Hey! I found your blog! Nice top – I really love the style and the red. It would suit you!

    Now, if only this weather would warm up for good…

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