Craftee_Welsh_One’s Sewing Exploits – Darling Dress – Floral Chambray

Megan Neilson Darling Dress – Floral Chambray


The first time I visited TrixieLixie, I stroked this fabric [White Floral Printed Chambray] and knew I had to have it, though did not walk away with it that day – big mistake. All I could think about was how nice it would be once made into a dress. I knew exactly which dress pattern I wanted to use too. For weeks all I could think about was getting my hands on this fabric.
My birthday was around the corner and I knew that was the perfect excuse for another visit to get some. I had a plan…. a pattern in mind and the fabric – that’s not normally how it goes, I normally pick a fabric because it’s beautiful and worry about what I will make with it later!

I choose to make the Megan Neilson Darling Ranges dress. I just knew the pattern and fabric were meant to be together. The pattern is so lovely, it’s an easily adaptable modern shirt dress. It has a v-neck, button front, high waistline, multiple sleeve lengths, large pockets and ties at the back to allow it to be worn in a fitted or loose style. Suits me down to the ground.

While there, I spotted some gorgeous buttons that jumped out at me. They are absolutely stunning – I knew they would look amazing on my dress so added them to my pile of goodies. I also picked up the amazing Prym magnetic pin caddy, with it being my birthday, I had to treat myself!

The fabric was amazing to work with and behaved really well – making it a really enjoyable project. It’s nice and light which makes it awesome for the lovely Welsh summer that we have [occasionally!].

I already have my eye on some other fabrics to make different versions!
Until next time…



Sew much sewing

I have been so busy sewing that I haven’t had time to post anything! I have made 6 dresses, 2 pairs of shorts some pyjama pants, a bra top & knickers and a kindle case!
I haven’t got pictures of everything but here are a few;


This lovely linen fabric with an embroidered swirly pattern is available from TrixieLixie here


This is one of my prototype bra tops, I am hoping to have a pattern and a kit available soon to match the knicker kits.


This very simple shift dress is a copy of my friends favorite dress, she had worn it out so I made several versions of it for her.


These two are made using the new Michael Miller fabrics that have just come in.


Michael Miller Dinosaur fabric for my 21 year old son’s new pyjama’s, you are never too old!!


And this fabric is just sooo cute, its from the Michael Miller Norwegian Wood range which is gorgeous, you have to check it out here!