It’s lovely to be able to use your sewing skills to make beautiful one of a kind gifts for your loved ones. If they turn out well at any rate…
Here’s one I’ve made recently. It’s the Vogue 8946 which I made for my mum for her birthday!
I opted for the long sleeve version in this lovely abstract rose printed jersey and lined with a mint green tricot jersey.
The pattern was pretty easy to follow. I pretty much threw away the instructions when I started making it so I have no idea how they compare but I don’t think there’s too many ways you can go wrong with this one! I opted not to add a zip (what’s the point? The jersey was more than stretchy enough) which made it even quicker to make.
It did come up really long though so I chopped off about 10 inches from the bottom – apparently the vogue ‘customer’ is crazy tall. Same goes for the sleeve. I ended up making it a 3/4 length sleeve because I know my mum likes those!
I love the pleated detail on the front on the dress. It’s really quite flattering.