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Seamwork Adelaide

Hey guys, just a little update from me in the land of no internet!

I recently prepared 4 different PDF patterns I’d been planning to try out for a while; Seamwork Adelaide, Christine Haynes Emery Dress, T&TB Francoise and T&TB Coco.

I realised pretty quickly that the knit fabrics I have won’t really work for the Coco so I’ve had to put that pattern on the backburner for now. I’m hoping to crack on with the Emery soon, but for now here’s my Adelaide!

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For this pattern I used some polycotton I picked up at the Sewing Weekener, there was 1.5m of it and I used it all up. At first I was making this and the Francoise at the same time but I decided to focus on the Adelaide because I had something to wear it to on Friday.

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So obviously because I set myself a deadline, I started rushing and I added pockets to the pattern. These things combined aren’t ideal as I just placed the front pattern piece on myself then used my finger to hold where the pocket should go whilst I carried the fabric around, and only then actually marked it.

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So I’ve made a dress with pockets that are suitable for people with great ape arms. Sadly my arms are average length so these pockets are not suitable for casual hand support, sad times.

The fit is slightly off on my chest and around my shoulders, I seem to get this fairly often and I’m not sure how to go about fixing it, suggestions welcome!

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This was the first time I’d used bias binding on necklines and arm holes so it went about 85% well haha, I’m taking that! Especially as this was just a toille.

The fit overall on the dress is really loose, which is how it is supposed to be but I’m just not used to such a loose fit, so I don’t know how often I will wear this. Obviously the fit would be better if I had made the belt, but I couldn’t make it in time and I need to buy a loop turner it turns out!!

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I am gonna give the dress a few more wears, layered up I might not find it so loose, and we’re starting to get into layers weather anyway!

If you’re thinking of making an Adelaide know this, when you sit down in it, the bottom poppers like to come undone haha!

I am gonna give the dress a few more wears, layered up I might not find it so loose, and we’re starting to get into layers weather anyway!

If you’re thinking of making an Adelaide know this, when you sit down in it, the bottom poppers like to come undone haha!

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My final say on this dress (with the above in mind), is that its so super fun to take it off at the end of the day!