Saturday, 30 May 2015

pink


I nearly called this the 'stag weekend' dress because I spent a weekend locked up in my flat drafting this pattern while my other half was away in Dublin celebrating. (Whoop!)...it's not often I get to spend 48 consecutive hours designing, dreaming, pattern drafting and sewing - but this is the result.

In fact, I can't even remember if I brushed my teeth or ate anything other than cheese on toast, but I do recall that the whole series of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt played on Netflix in the background until 3am, and I'm still not really sure if she went back into the bunker or not.

I bought this super lightweight pink suiting for $1 a metre at a Fabricland blow-out sale, which I think makes it the most economical dress for a wedding I have ever made.

I'm happy with the overall result but it's one pattern I can't stop thinking about. Specifically, should I have cut the first radiating pleat on the bias or straight grain? (It's on the bias). 

Any ideas?

Happy sewing everyone!

27 comments:

  1. I really love your dress! You look spectacular!

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  2. That dress is crazy beautiful! Love it! :)

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  3. waaaauw what a beautiful dress!
    Please make a pattern out of it!!

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    1. Thank you Lien, I will do my best!

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  4. Oh, wow! What a gorgeous dress!
    And Kimmy Schmidt is awesome :)

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    1. Thank you!! Ha I agree, I will have to watch it again and pay attention!!

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  5. Oh, that's gorgeous! I'm very impressed that you drafted it and everything! Perfect for a spring wedding and I would certainly snag that pattern if it were available ;)

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    1. Thank you! I'll see what I can do!

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  6. What a perfect dress for a spring wedding! The front pleat looks great -- bias seems to work. I guess if it were on straight grain, it might feel more stable?

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    1. I think you're right... I must try it again!

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  7. Beautiful! Hope you share the pattern :-)

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    1. Hi Becky! I'll see what I can do

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  8. Bias seems to work - it seem to add some additional texture/light. I would love to have it as a to - I hardly wear dresses! That neckline is really beautiful.

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  9. Wow! You dreamt it and made it happen! I am learning a bit about this through my sewing class, and the straight grain may keep it sturdier for longer... i.e. after lots of wears... your bias cut might be fine for a bit, but it could change the shape eventually... maybe?

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    1. Hi Veronica! Thank you I think you are right! Thanks for the input!

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  10. Super pretty! :) And looks expensive, could never guess the price of the fabric!

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    1. Thank you! I was delighted with the find... wish I had so much more!

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  11. I would love to try this pattern!

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  12. Hello did you end up doing a pattern for this ? I love the one with the button on the side

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    1. Hi Suzie! Not yet, hopefully in the new year! Thank you for asking!

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