It’s that time of year when everything accelerates. Summer turned into Autumn over night. I’ve just got out my thick black tights to wear tomorrow and I am starting to see Christmas cards in the shops. Depressing anyone yet? And I am back at work with new management and the effort of pretending that I am a mature, sensible professional is killing me. I am hoping I can keep it up until they lose their enthusiasm and bugger off back to their offices instead of sniffing around trying to be supportive. More importantly I have realised that it is over a week since I took these pictures and I’ve only just got round to sorting them out.
It’s another Anna of course, but my first with the slash neck and midi length skirt. I haven’t had much luck with slash necks in the past but I love the way they look so I decided I was going to do this properly. I made a muslin! I knew I would need to take some in from the neck at the front and back and do a narrow shoulder type adjustment. I then traced the pattern out again with all my changes added in and made sure it all lined up properly, the grainlines were right, blah de blah de blah. A pain in the arse when I just wanted to get on with sewing but totally worth it. Actually I still have a little bit of gaping because when it came to transferring the changes to the pattern I was worried I was taking a bit too much out so I took less than I should have, but I can live with it. If you want to see how I made the changes Ginger Makes has a great tutorial here. I did what she suggests for the back and then pretty much the same thing for the front. I just wish I had seen it first instead of having to work it all out for myself on my muslin (lazy cow that I am). I also added side seam pockets. They do add a little bit of bulk at the hips but I wear my dresses with pockets a lot more than the ones without and this one is no exception.
Making the dress was as easy as before. Nothing to report really. I cut it out, sewed it up, job done. Taking photos proved more difficult.
No, I’m not doing the Teen Wolf dance. Wasps. Actually drunk wasps. That is what you get for taking photos in a pub garden at the end of summer. We persevered but it wasn’t happening:
So there you have it, Anna number three. I love her just as much as my other two and have worn her to work a couple of times already. I also love my daughter, even when she’s being a little madam. However if you want to take this post as a public service warning not to mess up your contraception then please do. And I do not like wasps.