Selvedge and Bolts Hannah

I discovered Selvedge and Bolts in the early stages and had many DM conversations with Dibs about the fabric she was sourcing and how much I loved it. For me it’s not just that a lot of it is ex designer it’s the fact that it’s totally different. In the early days it was easier to add to the cart so I can’t say I’m happy about the popularity of this business now.

Only joking! Dibs keep going …

Like a lot of fabric shop owners I feel they get to know their customers and buy with a particular one in mind. Dibs seen this fabric and contacted me to see if I would make something up in it for a blog. Dibs gave me 2 metres Dreams come true when you wear floral and I loved it so much I purchased another metre so I had more of this delicious fabric to play with.

https://www.selvedgeandbolts.com/collections/cotton/products/dreams-come-true-when-you-wear-florals-cotton

I didn’t have a pattern in mind, also buying online, I think you really need to wait until it arrives to feel the fluidity of the fabric in real. When this arrived last week and did just that and imagined a long flowing dress, with an additional mandatory frill of course.

I’ve admired #bhlhannah from By Hand London and I did make it up in a top but it was an epic fail. The wrap didn’t quite cover my assets so when Elisalex brought out a blog with tuition to provide more coverage I knew I wanted to attempt it again. I followed and made a toile to check the fit and it was a success so I jumped straight in. It’s a really easy make.

https://byhandlondon.com/blogs/by-hand-london/how-to-fix-a-gaping-neckline-on-any-wrap-dress?_pos=6&_sid=4a9306703&_ss=r

I replaced the roulade fastenings with ribbon from my stash. Bishop sleeves are perfect with with weight of fabric. I usually avoid gathered waists but the distribution of gathers in the pattern instructions allow the flatness around the waistline.

I also need to mention my silver needle necklace from Joanna

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIk24DkFWRn/?igshid=nvs58h829s07

I’m a brand ambassador for Husqvarna along with my lovely sewing friend Laura @cottonrealstudio we both bought our Opal690q and we get provided with the accessories of our choice, in return we will post on IG. We had some online training via zoom (the way of the world at the moment). I had the ruffler foot and I was blown away with how easy it was to use. I was dying to have a go and this was the perfect opportunity to get that frill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GQQIh38hgA

I couldn’t be happier with the result. Colour and floral prints are definitely my signature style. My next wish is to get out of tier three and be able to go out for a meal with my Leggylad wearing it!

I love the gathering distribution

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