Vogue V8511 take 2.

I failed in my first attempt of sewing this frock, but was determined not to let this pattern get the better of me. I don’t know why I chose to be particularly stubborn with this frock, as I didn’t even pay for the pattern, but I did.

So here is take 2, and it is quite cute if I do say so myself!

I’m not sure if I’ll ever wear this frock though. The fabric was purchased because it was cheap and the dots were cool, but it is microfiber and it feels artificial against my skin, it clings and it billows quite a bit in the skirt.

But twas the journey, not the destination with this dress and I’m hoping to sew this pattern again in a much nicer fabric, possibly also with dots.

No alterations were made to the pattern except for upgrading the sizing at the waist and taking up the hem a bit. Unfortunately, I forgot to grade up the front skirt panel, so when I tried to attach the skirt to the bodice it didn’t fit. To fix this I just re-sewed the centre front pleat, rather than re-sew all of the pleats. This means the skirt pleats are not uneven, which really, really bugs me. Most people probably wouldn’t notice though.

The pattern review is here.

Christmas wrap up.

Christmas went well in the little betty house. Very hectic and very tiring, but it’s over again for another year – phew!

Notice all the decorations missing from the bottom of the tree?? Someone slowly destroyed them all.

Adele was very lucky to receive a little betty bonnet this Christmas. As you may have guessed it was made with my new, super favourite, fabric combination – Wonderland by MoMo and Kate Spain’s Fandango.

The husband helped her open this gift and placed it on her head saying, “This is the right way right?”

Ummm no. But I know he was messing with me.

Here’s James in his new little cap by little betty.

And Ollie in his. This smile is way too big!

I hope you all had a very indulgent and enjoyable Christmas.