What do you think?

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 wear on the day depending on the weather. As for shoes – I have no idea where to start.

Vogue 8280 – To be hemmed.

Vogue 8271 – to be hemmed

Vogue 1208 complete

Butterick 6282 1960’s Retro complete
This taffeta is earmarked for the retro dress.
Taffeta for Butterick 6582
This organza is going to be a simple lined¬†bolero jacket. Would you believe I’m thinking of using fishing line to reinforce the jacket edges?

Jacket fabric for Vogue 1271

Ok. Let me know what you think I should concentrate on.
PS: I’ll post the pattern reviews shortly.
Earlier I forgot to say we have another family wedding next year so that’s why I’ve gone overboard with these dresses – Sorry.

Pattern testing weekend

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 myself. I prepared 5 and aimed to get 1 dress tested. By Sunday, I managed to test 3 dresses with the help of my sewing buddies with a bit of finishing work to do ie seam finishing, hems and lots of hand sewing.

Vogue 1208 in a dark print and lined with Sunsilky lining

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Vogue 1271 in a blue purple remnant with Sunsilky lining.


Butterick 6582 in a tulip print chiffon and orange bemsilky lining.

Vogue 8280 in dark teal stretch woven and remnant lining.

Colette Macaron 1001 in deep maroon and maroon/black print georgette.

The first three are complete and the last 2 are being tested this week. I’ll post up the finished dresses as soon as I can get proper pics done.
In the meantime I received some buttons from lotsofbuttons.com. Sharon contacted me with a $10 voucher so I used the voucher and spent more $ on a range of their buttons. I love the packaging and there are a few projects I have these earmarked for. Thank you Sharon.