Happy New Year!
My first finished item of 2016 is the Grainline Studio Moss Mini and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I made view A using a coated twill from Joy's Fabric Warehouse which gives it a bit of a leather look (it also shows every wrinkle). I cut this out over six months ago but I think I made a size 14 with several inches extra length. I'm not sure of the exact amount because it was so long ago. At a guess I'd say I added at least four inches and then removed two when I hemmed it.
I'm pretty excited to be back sewing. I had a fantastic day in the city on Saturday with Mum and my sister - we hit up Darn Cheap Fabric, The Fabric Store and Tessuti, had lunch at Chin Chins and then saw Fiddler on the Roof. Talk about kick starting the mojo! I had such a great day and I can't wait to sew up the fabrics that I bought.
My only issue with this pattern is the instructions for the fly - they're just nuts. I'm tempted to make this again and if I do, I'll use the method from the Ginger Jeans. It gives a much nicer finish.
I think I need to invest in a tripod and remote. When I asked Wade to take my photos he told me to spin slowly like a rotisserie chicken! Ah well - at least I'm back sewing and blogging again.