Well, so much for starting a blog getting me to pull up my sewing socks. This has drifted some what. So, new year, new start I figure. To start with I am going to give myself a gentle nudge (kick) in the right direction. I am going to take part in Casey's of Casey's Elegant Musings sewalong using the swing dress pattern from Sense & Sensibility patterns (http://www.sensibility.com/). One of the things I've been wanting to do is have a go at a forties inspired dress, and I think this fits the bill. Even better there is a deadline, so I'll have to get a move on.
I especially like the gathered drop front shoulders. Hopefully mine will turn out as well as Casey's versions so far.
I'm a little nervous of some of the fitting issues as I have a sway back, as well as being pearshaped, but hopefully it won't be too bad. I think I might have to shorten the bodice slightly too as it is for longwaisted gals, and despite being quite tall I have quite a high waist. Don't you just love how one of the joys of sewing is knowing all your body's defects intimately? ;p