How long have I been promising to get these photos off my (soon to be revealed most handsome i.m.o.) man’s camera? I bet you’ve given up on me. Afterall the moaning wouldn’t you expect at least some form of relief to actually show the Colette Patterns Crepe dress being worn proudly? I even managed to blog about the accessories I made to go with it. Well, perhaps I had intended to raise levels of anticipation to a fever pitch? You may never know. And you are not fevered either I am actually glad to say. And then there were my blogging technical barriers. So, without any more dallying here goes. Remember the fabric was a polyester viscose from Walthamstow – total cost, sash included, around £20, but I have some to spare that could be made into a Pendrell perhaps or a Simplicity 2599.
Can you see the brown ric rac at the hem? I was pleased to once more to be able to get flirty with a scalloped edging. (By the way that brown thing hanging down at the hem is not a massive thread that I missed – it’s the fringe of a scarf! ha ha ha!)
I’m only going to dwell on things I haven’t already said, afterall, you do not want to hear again how tricky I found it to get the fit right. I’d say that the fit is still wrong- the back gapes slightly. To remedy this I used a press stud. However, through wearing it, I would not recommend it! It’s a place of variable strain, the back. I was acutely aware of this when curving shoulders, leaning forward as my press stud “popped” open. I became quite good (being flexible) at doing it up again with twisted wrists, but it was much easier to get help from my handsome one. So the moral of this particular story – press studs – don’t do it!
Good job I made a slip! Despite all the trials I really love this dress. The fabric was a perfect choice to show off the style. I received a few compliments (I’m actually not very good at that !) With Gary also drawing attention to it being made by me & then getting more interest! #Blush# Hurrah for blogs where that doesn’t happen!!
And the best bit ? Gary also looking like a star (although he did get a few comments about being late for his stand up act!) The wedding was lovely- sunny, relaxed, Greek food by the river in the city. Lovely company & a very happy bride & groom. The bride, incidentally was wearing a knee length sheath dress made from silver grey french lace- really classy and subtle.