An image of the back of a denim dress where the straps cross over and are closed with wooden badges
diy wardrobe,  sewing

First make of 2020

It has taken two weeks, but my first make of 2020 has finally happened. After several weeks of unpacking boxes and rearranging our newly renovated house, I was desperately in need of some sewing time.

I decided that my first make of 2020 should be something for me – all pre Christmas sewing was for others and I was feeling a bit left out! I have had my eye on the Apron Dress from The Assembly Line for a while, so when my friend found some bargain denim (I’m talking £2.50 per metre!) it was like a sign.

Usually I sew clothes using stretch fabric on the overlocker, and I love how quickly a garment is finished. I forgot how much longer it takes to make a garment using woven fabric, but after a busy few weeks it was really good to slow down. The stopping and starting as you pin, sew and iron was just what I needed.

Our new kitchen island makes the best cutting table

I am so happy with the resulting dress. I mean, look at the pockets!! They are cavernous. Plus, the pleat at the back is such a lovely feature. The dress is so comfy and easy to wear that I may never wear anything else. Ever again.

If my first make of 2020 is anything to go by, I am pretty sure that this is going to be a good year.