I was trying to think of a sassy blog post title involving jewels, but couldn't think of one, so this is the Diamonds Are Forever dress.
This is about as 'bling' as I'll ever go - I'm not really into sparkly jewellery, but as soon as I spotted this fabric in Tessuti, I had to have it. The colours are amazing, and this jersey is thick and extremely soft at the same time. It was only $22 a metre too! Down the cheaper end for Tessuti.
I made it up in the Dixie DIY Ballet Dress again for me. I must admit, I wanted another one after seeing everyone's Lady Skater dresses popping up everywhere. I think the patterns are pretty much the same, so instead of buying the Lady Skater dress, I went back to the lovely Ballet Dress Pattern.
I don't really have anything to add after my previous review. This is a simple pattern that uses knits. It came together easily for me as I had adjusted the pattern during my first make.
I have enough left over to make young Little M a t-shirt or a little dress. I'm cutting out a bunch of stuff for her at the moment - have some Alannah Hill jersey that is gorgeous for a dress and some bright cottons for shorts for the upcoming summer. Also some really, really cute cotton from Tessuti for a little Oliver & S dress. I've actually made a lot of stuff for her over the past few months, but find it hard to post about it as Michael and I have a 'no face' on the internet policy with her. Would you be interested in the garments on hangers? They are pretty cute.
I have a few things I've made lately to show you - but I am really excited as this Tuesday I am having a private lesson with Vanessa Lucas to finish fitting and adapting my tailored blazer pattern. It is a vintage 70's blazer with wide lapels. Once I have my lesson with Vanessa, I am going to be obsessed with sewing the blazer I think! Although I also want to sew the Sewaholic Saltspring Dress (even though it is a summer dress and it is freezing here today). What are you all sewing at the moment?
Pattern: Dixie DIY Ballet Dress
Fabric: 2.5m jewel jersey from Tessuti (got quite a lot left over though)
Notions: Stay tape
Alterations: Lengthened bodice by 7cm, took in sleeves by 4cm total.