I have been quite a busy girl this weekend.
John went on a boys only camping trip (sleeping in a cave, no less) leaving me free reign to cover the flat in bits of tissue paper, scraps of fabric, threads, pins, and other such sewing related mess.
So what have I achieved?
Well first off, I completed one of my gifts, so here it is one Parisian buttercup bag (please ignore the fluff and lint, this fabric is like a lint magnet!!):
This is for a work friend who is off to live in Paris for 3 months (I am very jealous). So this cute little print seemed to be the perfect choice for the lining.
I also popped to the shops and bought all I needed for my pretty summer dress. I decided on a large polka dot fabric for this, and will use New Look 6457 view A, making the top band and straps out of a plain white cotton.
I have also (finally) cut out all the pieces for my Beignet. So that's good to go now.
But, when I attched the interfacing onto the facing pieces, the fabric ended up being a bit bubbly / puckery. Have a look at these pics:
I swear I pressed and didn't iron the pieces, so I'm not sure what happened! Should I cut new pieces and try again, or leave them as they are.? What might have caused this problem and how do I avoid it happening again??
Even besides the weird problem with my interfacing, I am feeling a lot more focused and productive at the moment, so hopefully I will do some sewing in the week.
Oh also, I found out on Friday that I passed my final AAT exam. Woo, no more exams ever!!!!