Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lily Linen Dress & Another Sewists' Meet-up?

So, I'm sorry to say TJ, but here is another sack-like, figure-hiding frock from me :-).

I really am a fan of such frocks as the Tessuti Lily Linen Dress as you can generally run around in them, eat as much as you like and not worry about my mummy-tummy hanging out when I'm running around after my small one.

So here is my Lily Linen Dress!


I decided to make it sleeveless as I was unsure how the 3/4 length sleeves would suit me on this loose style. I think I prefer this dress being sleeveless as it will be wonderfully cool in summer. It also means I can either layer underneath or wear a cardi over the top.

I made it in Tessuti's Como Black Out Linen which I love so much I've bought enough to make part of a colour-block dress from it and a pair of pants.


Another great thing about this dress is the extremely functional pockets. The little twist feature at the top of the pockets did give me pause while stitching them... but once I had figured it out I couldn't believe it had taken me that long to 'get it'. Derrrrrr.


The other supremely awesome thing about this dress is the twirl factor. I mean look at that beautiful wide hem spinning out. I love it. I wore it yesterday and would catch myself just standing there swaying from side-to-side to feel the swish factor.

In other news, I would like to propose another meet-up. I know Rachel has been the kind organiser of some social sewing meet-ups, but I've been unable to attend them so am pining for some sewing chat. I'm also pretty keen to kinda replicate the last meet-up, so was thinking:

1.30pm, Saturday 17 November
The Fabric Store, Brunswick St followed by the Alannah Hill Fabric Clearance outlet (I think it is pretty much next door to The Fabric Store).
After a spot of fabric shopping, drinks and food (if you're hungry) at the Little Creatures Alehouse (fantastic cider BTW). 

Please let me know Saturday 3 November if you can make it so I can book a table at Little Creatures. Hope to see you soon!!!

23 comments:

  1. You know I'm there! Lovely dress BTW and I heart the necklace too.

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  2. That dress is a perfect canvas for a statement necklace - lovely! I'd like to come to the meet up and meet some Melbourne sewists in person!

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  3. It's all right, I'll make do with the fabulous arms (for now) XD This is pretty cool, I admit but I wanna see more of the Clover pants type stuff (those pants= pure awesomeness). And yes, yesyesyes, please include me in the Nov meetup!* little creatures nomnom*

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  4. I love your sleeveless version it looks so comfy but still very stylish. Another meet up sounds great but I'll have to check the family calendar :)

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  5. This dress is perfect for summer heat...and black looks great on you.

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  6. I'm so excited to see you in the Lily Linen Dress! I too just made it up in a sleeveless version in Black Out Como and this time left off the tucks at the hem, it's even more swishy!

    I'm still waiting to see you make up the vintage Butterick 4873 ;)

    Have another great sewing meet...one of these days I'll join you x

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  7. This looks great on you! I have the same necklace - will have to make a Lilly dress go go with it!

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  8. The dress looks great. I can totally understand just wanting something comfortable and easy you don't have to worry about.

    The 17th of November is a date we've already scheduled a social sewing for :(

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    1. Are you flexible regarding your social sewing meet up at all?

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  9. Dear Rachel,
    I like the Lily-Dress very much. My dress was great in last summer . And your dress is very nice. Black is a good color for this pattern and for you too.
    I like your blog an follow it since 2 Years. There where some great inspirations for me. Thank you for this.
    Mema

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  10. I have to say I like the sleeveless versions the best. Would you consider changing the date so both the meet up and social sewing can happen?

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    1. Hi Kat, both Leith & I can't make any other date in November and I'm assuming December will be pretty busy for everyone as it is for me!

      Do you think the social sewists would be open to changing their date? Would be a shame not to see everyone.

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    2. We can't really change the date of the social sewing. When we booked the room about a month ago for the Oct and Nov meets the two dates we booked were the only ones that would work for those months (a decent part due to the availability of the room booking).

      If that's the only date in November that you're available why don't you join us for (even just part of) the social sewing? and you could still organise some drinks/food afterwards, since GJs closes at 4pm?

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  11. I really like that dress, especially with that chunky necklace .Its very elegant especially when matched with running around after little munchkins Thanks for your last post about the liberty fabric from England . I went to their site and am waiting for a yummy parcel in the mail. I enjoy your posts very much and have been inspired to reactivate my blog . I might meet up with you but have to admit to being a bit shy !!I will let you know though .

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    1. Oooh - very exciting about the Liberty Mem! It would be lovely to meet you - we're a very welcoming bunch :-)

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  12. The dress looks great. count me in for the sewing meet-up! I was sad to miss the last one. Steph (orchidsinmay.com)

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  13. Love the dress - and would like to come along to do some shopping with you on the 17th.

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  14. Hoping to come along too - but will have to confirm during that week. Will have been away all the previous weekend at Sewjourn!

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    1. Yes, I will be there! So looking forward to it.

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