Rhinestones and telephones has been hosting a Colette sewalong on her blog. I recieved this pattern as a gift of appreciation and I really appreciated the opportunity to make this up with other fellow Macaron sewers. These are the pieces I had planned to use. The print is on the yoke and sleeves. The burgundy is … Continue reading Mad Macaron – Colette 1001
This dress was the overwhelming favourite from your supportive comments; with PRers who regularly chat on the message boards; the ladies at Highlands to the sea retreat and with Rhodes ASGers. I'll be wearing this dress to the 2nd family wedding and the bias dress will be worn to the church for the 1st family wedding with a … Continue reading A fave – vogue 1271 & B3833 vintage jacket
It's taken me a while to get to this pattern but it's always been in the back of my mind to do. . This is one of the set of formal dresses I've been working on. Thank you for your comments about this dress. Again the fabrics are remnants from Pitt Trading. That $20 garbage … Continue reading Galaxy dress – Vogue 8280
This is a one of the formal dresses I've testing for a couple of family weddings. Thanks again for your comments. Your comments made me realise I had picked the right styles to suit my figure.Here's my pattern pose. The skirt will be adjusted before Saturday so that it's above the knees.
This is a great pattern and I used interlined georgette to extend my georgette sewing skills and test this retro dress pattern. The result isn't as formal as I had envisioned, but this version will be a Spring dress. Thank you for your comments about this dress. I made the guts of this dress up on the … Continue reading Retro spring – B6582
Which dress should I wear for the family wedding? I do like each dress and I'll have a go at testing the Macaron this week so that next weekend I'll finish 'the dress' that I'll wear on the day. We're still in winter but I have a couple of long woollen coats that I can … Continue reading What do you think?
Last Friday to Sunday I was at a sewing retreat with 3 of my sewing buddies and 30 other sewers at Stanwell Tops. Below we were being blown away when we went to the beach for a break on the Saturday.In the lead up I decided to use this time to test dress patterns for … Continue reading Pattern testing weekend