I've taught myself another new skill - tracing sewing patterns. A few months ago I bought myself these two books from the Book Depository - really, really good value with multiple patterns in them.
Yesterday I spent a few hours with an aunt learning how to trace patterns - quite tricky at times with multiple patterns over layering each other! I traced four for a start and today I made my first thing - a smock.
I used some japanese lawn from Spotlight. The pattern instructions were very easy to follow and to sew - the sleeves did come out longer than what was in the picture above. I might make another one with shorter sleeves! It is so fabulous to have an overlocker too (my Mother's Day gift earlier this year). I might wear this on Christmas Day! I really do love the fabric. It would be a good thing over jeans too I think.
This makes me look short - which I am! Such is life! I do love it and think it'll get a fair bit of wear. I wonder what I'll make tomorrow?