Thursday, August 1, 2013

Diamonds Are Forever

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
Size: Small
Alterations: Lengthened bodice by 7cm, took in sleeves by 4cm total.

13 comments:

  1. Rachel this looks gorgeous! What a lovely dress... the fabric is perfect and the colours really suit you. Hanger shots of the littlest outfits you've been making would be fun to see, lucky Little M :)

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  2. Love that fabric Rachel! It looks gorgeous on you! I'd also love to see just hanger shots of your recent makes.

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  3. I love it and I adore that fabric. I think hanger pics for kids clothes work.

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  4. I'd also love to see the Oliver and S dress. I've been itching to buy it for Adele, but have hesitated because its a simple pattern. I know though that O and S patterns are finished beautifully, so will probably get over the line soon.

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  5. Yep. Hanger shots of little clothes are so cute.
    Your dress is great.

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  6. This. Is. AWESOME!
    That fabric works so well with the pattern and has such a great drape. I am totally jealous of this one!

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  7. Love your dress, and I think the blog title is apt! I sometimes get terrible writers block trying to think of post titles and always envy those who come up with funny or cool ones (isn't that silly?)

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  8. How about "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds" dress? It looks kind of psychadelic and also a bit like deep space with multi-color planets. Glorious and flattering too!

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  9. This is lovely Rachel, that print is amazing! I've been lusting over the lady skater dress and never realised it's almost identical to Dixie's design...hehe!

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  10. Love it! And what a great skirt on that dress, just enough flip (or whatever the technical term for 'fullness' could be!?) for me! I might look into that pattern!

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  11. I love this and I want one. What more can I say! It's perfect1

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  12. wow look at that cool fabric! And super flattering...winner

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