Monday, January 21, 2013

Vogue DKNY and Sydney Sewers' Meet-Up

Hi! Thanks for all your lovely comments on my Valerie top - I hope you've started sewing yours!

This post is twofold - the first is to talk about Leith's and my upcoming trip to Sydney and the second is to show you my new Vogue 1027 - the DKNY faux-wrap dress (that I've made before).

Leith and I are going to Sydney for a sewing meet-up that Christy has organised. We arrive on Friday the 8th of February and the meet-up is scheduled for the next day. Here are the details:

When: Saturday 9th February
Time: 1pm
Where: Tessuti Fabrics Surry Hills, then to The Fabric Store.

There is some discussion regarding whether people want to go The Remnant Warehouse before 1pm -- I am VERY keen.

So - who can meet us? It is so exciting to be going to an interstate sewers' meet-up!

Next up I have my new Vogue 1027 DKNY dress to show you.

You'll probably remember that I've made this before. Well, I wore my other three versions to death during my pregnancy. They were very stretched out so I put them in the Vinnie's bin during a major clean-out I had over my holidays.

For this version, I used a cotton jesry (hehehe Leith!) by Liberty. It is 95% cotton and 5% elastane. The cotton jersey is a lot lighter than viscose jersey and perfect for this type of dress as it doesn't sag and stretch out as much.

My only alteration to the size 8 was to overlap the front bodice pieces more - if I don't do this I show a whole bunch of bony cleavage (the only bony part on me!), which just isn't attractive. Plus I want to be able to wear this to work.

I love this dress - check out the twirly skirt! Little M loved my twirling and joined in the fun.

I'm busy sewing the two frocks I want to take to Sydney -- hope some of you out there will be able to join us!


  1. Oh looks lovely! The fabric choice is great and thanks for the tip about jersey vs viscose.

  2. It is lovely! I may have been looking on Shaukat last night...

  3. What a lovely dress! I have the Sydney Social in my calendar. Assuming I really can wrench myself away from the kids in time I would be keen to visit The Remnant Warehouse - I've never been there!

  4. So lovely. I haven't even touched Liberty jersey. Maybe it's time.

  5. very nice dress and you obviously love wearing it . i really love the fabric you used for the Valerie top . Where did you get it and long ago?? Thanks Mem.

    1. Hi Mem! I got it at Clegs just before Christmas. Thanks for your lovely comment!

  6. It's been so long since I stopped by your blog, I don't know why. I just had a look around and enjoyed all the wonderful things you have been making. Beautiful stuff!

  7. Ooh, I love this dress!! I am a sucker for a soft knit dress with surplice neckline, I admit. I might have to whip one up for myself.