I seem to have found my sewing mojo again after losing it for a few months. I've been on holidays for two weeks so have had plenty of time to daydream - silently laying on the daybed while matching fabrics in my stash, to patterns borrowed from my sister to up-and-coming events.
Here is the first one I've completed:
Fabric: Japanese cotton from Tessuti, purchased on my Sydney trip
Event: Today - Friend's 40th birthday, drinks & lunch at a groovy bistro on the beach in Palm Cove.
I'm really happy with this dress. Apart from minor fitting adjustments to my toile, the only thing I changed was to make it a teeny bit more a-line. I usually like to add interesting and unique details to the garments I make, but I think the fabric was interesting enough.
I was lucky enough to already have a perfectly matching belt (and shoes). I sewed a few belt-loops to go around the actual belt, to keep it in place. Much less tacky then a rubberband! I think the dress kind of needs the belt to hide the seam. Not that there is anything actually wrong with it, but there is a slightly odd effect due to one layer of fabric (the skirt) meeting 5 layers of fabric (bodice, lining + SAs + SA of skirt).
Anyway, the beach is calling and the bubbly is flowing! Enjoy your sunny Sunday!
- Just because I'm smiling -
- side view -
- back view - (I really have mastered invisible zippers! Yay!)
The amazing fit was achieved with the help of Robyn, from Robyn's Learn to Sew Studio based in Cairns, Queensland. Robyn runs fabulous sewing lessons. If you live in Cairns, I highly recommend them.