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
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!