Well I am pleased to report that my first project the bolero I mentioned on my last post has been completed.
I made it from the fabric of an old skirt I had as I love the colour and the lace. I have to admit it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be .
I had never sewn in a lining before ( shameful I know but it was a job I have always managed to avoid ) so it did take a couple of attempts insert and at one point I thought I had just twisted it into knots.
I now feel confident that I could attempt a fully lined jacket so look out as this could be a new project post very soon.
I have now moved on to my next project a patchwork baby quilt. There are a couple of reasons for me tackling this. Firstly having made the bolero I realised my sewing accuracy could do with sharpening up and what better to do it with than a project that has literally hundreds of seams to sew. Secondly I thought that it would make a rather lovely gift and as I have a lot of pretty fabric pieces left over from college and other projects it would be nice to see them in good use.
I’ve just got started on this project by making the patterns for the squares and, selecting the fabrics and hopefully will start sewing it over the next few days