As I mentioned in my last post, I've made another Tessuti Gabby Dress. I wore this one yesterday to work (we have casual fridays) - this picture was taken at 7am before we were all just about to get in the car - and yes, I was freezing!
This one is made from a remnant of cotton-viscose that I got from Tessuti during their sale recently. It is a lovely weight fabric, and has a crinkly look that I love. Because it was a remnant I didn't have quite enough to make the length I desired, so I cut a band in four pieces to go around the hem. Because the hem is quite full, you don't really notice the seam in the CB and CF hems.
I didn't interline this dress, but I did line the bodice and sleeves using leftover silvery-grey lining from my rasberry linen jacket. It worked a treat.
I love this dress - I wore it with a black cardigan and a bright wool scarf I got in Italy last year. I got so many nice comments at work yesterday!!
Since my last post I have sewn some bunting for my sister who is pregnant and one of my closest friends who is also pregnant. I've also started on some denim pants for Little M.
But to really get myself out of my sewing rut I have signed up for a weekend workshop at Thread Den called 'Tailored Blazer' on August 11 & 12. We sew Simplicity 3628 in a weekend! I have some navy wool suiting that I'll be using for it. I think it is going to be pretty tough going, but I need some inspiration at the moment, and I think sewing something totally new will do it.
Has anyone got any tips for sewing a blazer? I'm assuming the teacher will be awesome, but I think an arsenal of knowledge is always good!