Saved By the Safety Pin

I came down with a bit of a cold and spent my day off today watching The Great British Sewing Bee. Definitely a nice way to be entertained without having to do too much! Have you seen it?


From the Victory Patterns site.

In other news, I finished the Nicola Dress from Victory Patterns and wore it yesterday. I had grand plans to photograph it today, but my cold got in the way! Oh well. I will work on that soon and write up my review. Also, since this is labeled a beginner pattern, I thought I’d add some extra tips that I felt were missing from the instructions that might help beginners sew up this pattern.

Before then, however, I’m going to try to add some snaps to the bodice AND the skirt – maybe I’m just very modest, but having practically my whole right leg show when I took a step forward isn’t exactly what I had in mind!! And, oh boy, this skirt is quite revealing when sitting down. Thank goodness for safety pins. 🙂

Despite these concerns, it’s a beautiful pattern and I received a number of compliments. It’ll be nice not having to rely on a safety pin, which popped open a couple of times during the night when I stood up from where I was sitting. Yikes and a half!


3 thoughts on “Saved By the Safety Pin

  1. Can’t wait to see the dress and I hope you feel better! And did you change the layout of the blog? I know I have been absent a few weeks…so maybe I am losing my mind? Hah! New or not, I love it! 🙂

    • Thanks, Maggie! Photographing the dress is the last step, which always seems to be the trickiest part. It’s my goal this weekend!

      And I did change the blog layout, good eye! I’ve been doing some spring cleaning with my fabric stash this week and the blog went through the same deal. 🙂

  2. Pingback: Victory’s Nicola Dress: A Splash of Van Gogh | Sewin' in the Rain

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