Well I think I jumped ahead of the sew-along over at The Pretty Pickle but I was getting on so well with my sewing yesterday that I didn't want to stop! I can't quite believe I've made something with sleeves!! Okay, they're most definitely not perfect, and I totally winged it so there are probably much easier ways to add the sleeves but for now I'm just happy I made something I love so much! I used the sleeve pattern that Sew Incidentally kindly made available here.
This fabric contains quite possibly my favourite colour combination ever - pink, purple and orange - and the added bonus of featuring apples and pears! I wouldn't have thought of adding red to all these colours before but it totally works - well, I think it does anyway hehe! I bought this on a lovely Saturday morning stroll round Walthamstow market with The Toile and Trouble and I think the fabric was a grand £2 a metre (I really need to start keeping a note of what I spend on fabric). I also bought some lovely soft purple cotton which I think could be another sorbetto - I have plans for a dress with another inverted pleat. As well as the sleeves this was my first time attempting a hand rolled hem. The fabric I used is quite sheer so I thought this might be the best way of doing it. The hand rolled hem tutorial on the Colette website was really helpful. Changes I made this time were to make a size smaller and although I did add length once again I wish I'd added a bit more. I also really like the inverted pleat as a change from the normal one.
|Another truly awful photo by me - just wanted to show off my neat inverted pleat though!|