Thank you to all the lovely people who commented on my recent blog post ‘lace giveaway ….’ And for all your colour suggestions for the vintage dress that I recently purchased the pattern for. Looks like I’ll be making about ten different colour versions of this dress, which could not possibly be a bad thing!
The winner of the delicious guipure lace was selected by random. I assigned a number to each person who left a comment and then got my husband to pull one name out of a hat. To highlight the importance of the task, I made him thoroughly wash his hands first, and then wrap them in 100% silk before selecting the random number from the hat. These things must be done properly!
So, without further ado I am very excited to announce the winner of the Guipure lace is the lovely …..
Yay! Congratulations Abby!
Thank you everyone for your super kind comments that filled me with all sorts of warm and fuzzies.
Meanwhile, here’s a lil’ something I’d been working on. I call it ‘Sunshine with spots’ because … well, it’s yellow, and it has spots.
This dress is another creation made with Tessuti Fabrics. The yellow shell is a Stretch Cotton called Canary which was an absolute delight to sew with and had the added benefit of cheering me up every time I looked at it. You just can’t help but feel a little more chipper when you look at such a friendly colour.
I drafted my own Peter Pan collar for the neckline and made it using a Japanese cotton also from Tessuti called Sand Yuki Small
I made little ‘stick-out’ sleeves (pretty sure that’s not the technical term) which I lined with the same polka dot cotton. Isn’t it pretty?!
I made my first attempt at a scalloped hem on the skirt of the dress. It gives it a playful look and was surprisingly straight forward.
I'm seeing scalloped hems everywhere at the moment and so I thought I'd see what the fuss was all about. I quite like the idea of the scalloped hem, though it does make me feel a little bit Wilma Flinstone.
I adjusted the width of the skirt back on account of my fuller behind (thank you Christmas!) without changing the side seams and hem, using my recent technique. You can see the ‘How to’ blog post here.
I made a round scoop neck on the front and back.
Thanks again lovely people for following my blog and helping me celebrate my first milestone!