My first denim pencil skirt has been worn so often it is really starting to show it’s age. Naturally, I decided to remake it. Because I can 🙂
Blogging is not coming so easily at the moment. This blazer has been finished for a couple of months, I have a stack of new items to photograph and I’m only just getting to this one. I guess my lack of love for this item has delayed its post.
You see, I love Morris. I love this Orla Keily fabric (You can see Kate Middleton wearing the brown colourway of this fabric in a coat dress here). But this blazer ain’t perfect. She’s warm. She’s snuggly, but she’s saggy!!
Many months ago, Debbie an ex Sydney-sider (I’m kinda devastated we didn’t meet in person on home soil before she left) from Lily Sage and Co put out a call for pattern testers for her first pattern, the Twirl To Me dress. Thinking Adele could do with a few new dresses (couldn’t we all) I put my hand up and whipped up this cute little number for her.
Unfortunately, because I’m not as committed to my blogging and photography life, as I am my sewing life, I am only just getting around to blogging this dress now. *Sorry Debbie!*
This dress is adorable and Adele loves it, even though it is seasonally inappropriate for her to wear it right now. I made it with enough length that it will still fit in a few months when the weather warms up again.
The dress was easy to make and the front bow is super adorable. It reminds me of Japanese patterns and styling.
Adele picked out the fabrics for this dress. The purple is a poly knit, which is too drapey for the front bodice, so I heavily interfaced it to get it to hold it’s shape. She loves the shiny finish on this fabric and the swish, so it was hard to sway her fabric choice and steer her away from it, even though it wasn’t an ideal choice. The blue is a voile which is fine, but again, I heavily interfaced the front bow to get it to hold it’s shape a little, rather than drape down and be unrecognisable as a bow.
Both of these changes work a treat and the dress looks adorable on her.
Unfortunately, once again, my poor photography skills are being displayed here on this blog, but I hope Adele’s hilarious poses give you a giggle. “She’s gunna be a su-per-model!”
For more patterns from Debbie, check out her blog and pattern store.