You may remember my previous post about my fantastic new toy (the sewing machine)... Well, I came across a vintage pattern for school uniform in a local charity shop for 50p, and then couldn't believe my luck when one of the fabric shops in town reduced all it's fabrics to £1/mtr. I am a total novice when it comes to sewing but I am really enjoying it so thought I would give it a go...
I had never followed a pattern before so just dived straight in and made it up as i went along. I used greaseproof paper to trace the pattern, forgot to note all of the markings and cut off the notches! I spent a lot of time on you tube watching "how to" videos and asked various friends and family members what to do with edges and hems.
Here's the result:
It won me the biggest kiss and cuddle, I can't believe how pleased she was with it. It only took me 9 hours, Plus another 2 hours to get the hem right.
So, by my Maths:
50p for the pattern
£1 for the fabric
11 hours at minimum wage
Maybe dress number two will work out in the £30 price range?