I’m catching a flight tomorrow, so a finished V1179 is the perfect make. Combined with a pair of jeggings, how comfortable am I going to be? And the jersey will keep me nice and cosy in the face of aeroplane air conditioning. And it barely creases. What’s not to like?
This is my first make with the overlocker. I successfully changed the white thread to turquoise – get me! I did, however, nearly have a Tilly incident:
I didn’t even realise I was going over a pin! I can see why Overlocker Newbies get caught out. I tend to watch my sewing machine needle to judge when it’s time to take a pin out, but on an overlocker there’s that nasty little blade going up front. I’ve learnt my lesson. I fiddled with this pin for a good couple of minutes before realising it was probably a good idea to switch the power off. Shudder.
What do I think to the V1179? When I’m trying to lose a bit of weight, I think it’s ironic that I’ve made something so roomy. I would definitely choose my moments to wear this dress – not when I wanted someone to think, Wow! Karen’s hot! Why did I ever split up with her? Or if I had an important meeting. I would wear it when it’s cold out and I would wear it when I wanted a bit of comfort – emotional as well as practical. You could wear a long sleeved jersey beneath this for even more cosiness.
I absolutely love the neckline.
The fabric came from Stone Fabrics and I can’t recommend this jersey enough. It’s so soft. The colour was a compromise. I wanted to order peackock blue, but they’d run out so I settled for turquoise. I wasn’t sure when it arrived. I don’t really wear turquoise, I thought. But accessorising this dress made me realise I have a lot of turquoise in my jewellery drawer.
The more I sew, the more I realise how little I know about myself!