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Emery dress - I Made A Muslin

So I thought I'd update you with my progress so far with the Emery Dress.


Progress has admittedly been slow on sewing this dress as I have been doing a lot of reading in my spare time. I recently got addicted to the novels of Robin Hobb and have been working my way through them. Her books are amazing, if you enjoy fantasy novels I would definitely recommend reading them.

On other news, I am still following my diet and I have lost just over a stone in total now.  Still about half a stone to go but really pleased with myself.  I got a fitbit for my birthday last week too so I am finding it really interesting to see how active I am (or not as the case maybe).

Anyway, I decided to make a muslin for this dress as I have learnt from experience that this is a very important step not to skip if you want to have a wearable dress.

The material I am going to use for this dress was more expensive than I would normally buy, as I bought in John Lewis, and I really didn't want to spoil it. …

Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, London Olympia

Hi folks.

Sewing progress has been a bit slow here recently. My latest New Look 6262 is still not complete, just the sleeves to set in and the hem so hopefully I will have a finished make to share with you soon.

I have also traced out the pattern pieces for my Emery Dress and hope to make a muslin of the bodice this weekend.

Anyway, on Thursday I took the day off work and headed across to London Olympia to attend the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show with my mum.  We tend to go every year, as you may have read my posts here and here.  It's a great day out, but best to set yourself a budget before hand as you can do serious damage to your bank balance!



So what did I buy this year?

First up is this lovely floral cotton lawn, a bargain at £6 a metre from Fabrictime.


I bought 2.5 m which is my go to amount when I'm not sure what I am going to make. I've bought from this company before and I think I will definitely be checking their online store out.


My next purchase was thi…