That is such a sweet thing to do! Yes I would say the sizes of patterns are very different from those in the shops. I wear a size 16 from most shops and to accommodate my waist I need to usually cut or grade out to a 20 (or bigger) in the stomach! Some of the indie patterns have started naming their sizes 1,2,3 etc to stop confusion.
Also, if…[Read more]
Some really nice patterns there. I love Gertie too but I think my first version of that dress will be the full skirted one. It is my 40th birthday in December and I would love a special party dress for it and I think that dress will be perfect. I am unsure what to sew for Autumn as my weight keeps fluctuating and that is putting me off making…[Read more]