My sister wants to help my niece to make her own dress but doesn't know how to do this.
My niece has drawn a sketch of her dress she wants. So they came round today with fabric and a sketch. I have adapted a pattern I have to make the bodice of the dress. I needed to make it larger as it is one of my patterns for Stephanie which my niece is a little to big for now. So I sketched around the outline to enlarge the pattern on tissue paper. We have started to sew this together.
My sister wanted to make a present for her mother in law for mothers day. So I have shown her how to do this.
I haven't taken a picture of the finished present as I don't think anyone who knows her would see the fist before it has been received, but don't want to take any chances. Her partner also got involved as baby woke up before the button holes were made so he made those, with guidance.
My sister did make me laugh. her parting words were " I didn't know it was so complicated to make your own things I thought it would be easy" Bless her. I did reassure her it is once you have mastered the basics. She needs to gain confidence on the machine. They will be back another day to finish the bodice and then I will need to sort a template for the skirt- I don't have a pattern how she has described so thank fully I have a few days to think about it :-)