Green dress

I made a green dress using a t shirt as a pattern.

I finished the edges with blue bias binding. It’s okay but I don’t love it,

it wrinkles like tripe and fits where it touches. I’ll be investing in a dress pattern!

The belt is old and from Noa Noa

and the cardigan is (of course) my all time favourite.


I’ve just had a fun weekend teaching at Hope and Elvis– thanks Louise and all the lovely ladies who came on one of my workshops.

You can see what we got up to at Robin Red Crafts

Heartshaped and on Hope and Elvis’ facebook page.

Talking of Facebook- Louise told me to create a business page, so I did.  

Please go and visit me there as sadly, I haven’t got any friends at the moment…




9 Responses to “Green dress”

  1. Lyn Says:
    March 27th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Janet it was lovely to meet you last Sunday and thank you for passing on your enthusiasm and experience. I loved it so much….been looking at sewing machines!

  2. Dotty Says:
    March 28th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Got so carried away following the links to all the wonderful photos of your workshop that I nearly forgot to comment here! OOps! It looks like it was a wonderful day. I like your dress- very chic x

  3. wonderwoman Says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Dress looks good to me! wish i didnt live soo far away so i could attend one of your courses! xxxx

  4. Robin Red Says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Hello Janet
    Thanks so much for a brilliant workshop, it was such a lovely day and I certainly felt a lot more confident about free machining at the end of the day, just as you said we would! Look forward to seeing you and your new book at the FOQ!
    Best wishes
    Sally @ Robin Red

  5. Evie Says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I think you might be being a bit harsh on yourself. This dress looks lovely. And it’s such a pretty fabric.

  6. Diane Says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Janet, Just wanted to say how much I loved your workshop and I am so proud of the piece that you helped me to create. Ive faffed with my machine and discovered that I can do it with my own machine – so watch this space! Many many thanks again, and it was wonderful to meet you – you are such a lovely lady. xxxxx

  7. Charlotte Says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I rather love that dress! Am just heading over to your FB page now…

  8. Pat Sieler Says:
    April 13th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Very, very cute. The belt and trim are very delightful. I hope you have a lot of “good times” wearing it.

  9. Kay Says:
    April 22nd, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I had completely missed you were coming to Worksop. Are you making a return visit? I’d love to take one of your classes.

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