As you can see from this photo, it is nigh on impossible to get things done when a small person is around! So, I started work at 6am while the house was asleep and quiet and manged to keep going until 7.30am.
I had my usual mishaps caused by inexperience. After overlocking one edge (rather beautifully if I do say so myself!) I didn't notice that another section of the dress was heading under the blade! Luckily it left just a small nick which will be covered up. I then managed to iron the interfacing on to the t-towel rather than one of the dress facings so had to cut out another. One seam needed to be unpicked too. Is it any wonder it takes me ages?!
I recently made a pair of pyjama trousers using the Oliver and S pattern and, as a novice sewer, really appreciated the clear, helpful instructions. Other pattern companies could learn a thing or two. Following the instructions on this Butterick pattern, I stitched the curvy facings in place but when I turned them round to the inside, I found it looked very puckered. I then remembered that the Oliver and S pattern had recommended making cuts in to the fabric on the curves to help them lie flat, so took the scissors to the facings and re-sewed. Hopefully, I will know to do that immediately in the future but all these things come with experience.
Not quite finished but all in all, a good day's sewing.