I have only been sewing for two weeks. I have wanted to make things myself for a long time, so I bought a second hand Janome and thought I'd teach myself!
I found the webpage 'Perfect Pattern Parcel' via Instagram and I decided to purchase the #2 package.
I had previously picked up some cheap bits and pieces of fabric from op shops to practice with.
I had planned on making the whole tunic with the thick purple fabric (shown on the bodice), however I made a mistake while cutting the pattern and I eneded up not having enough.
I had to improvise! I wanted to make this tunic for my daughter so badly!
I decided I'd make the bodice with the thicker fabric, then use this thin, flowy fabric for the sleeves and skirt.
It took me 3 days to complete... I did things that I never thought I'd be abe to do... I made button holes! I made the fabric gathered! I had never heard of 'bias' so I had to make my own!
I am over the moon at how it turned out. I'm so proud that I actually made this!
It isn't perfect, but it has given me a huge amount of confidence to keep on sewing and not give up.
Thank you Perfect Pattern Parcel for the great package. I look forward to seeing what else I can create in the future.