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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Final bridesmaid dress

Sorry for the long absence - I have emerged from under a pile of packing boxes to show you my finished dress.  I am moving into temporary serviced apartments on Friday and then head off to the UK on Wednesday for 2 weeks so I will post pictures of the dresses being worn when I get back and do full reviews on all the patterns.  

I am missing sewing, but everything is packed up now so I have been trying to keep up with all your blogs instead - it gives me my sewing fix even though I have not had much time to add any intelligent (or unintelligent, like usual, for that matter) comments.  I'll be in the serviced apartments for 2-3 months while the new place is being renovated and I am taking some sewing stuff with me.  It was hard deciding what to take, in the end I've packed my machine, serger, a selection of summery fabrics, this years BWOF's and essential notions - we'll see how I do.

Scarily small pile

Anyway you don't want to hear all that, you want to see a dress right?  


Close up of the hem treatment.  

This took ages just pinning everything on the dressform and then stitching the pleats in place.  I experimented with gathering, like the childrens dresses but the effect was too girly, I am happy with how it turned out.  

Now I just have to make sure that 2 weeks staying with my dad and his cheese toastie maker won't make the dress magically shrink!  


20 comments:

Sew4Fun said...

The dress is gorgeous! I absolutely love the fabric and colour, plus the overall style and the hem treatment.

Good luck with the temporary move. Deciding what to take and not take must be hard.

Lori said...

The dress is so pretty, the color is gorgeous. Also, the hem treatment is lovely.

Good luck with the move.

melissa said...

Fantastic, both the colour and the fitted bodice and the hem treatment!

Anonymous said...

The dress is beautiful! Nice work.

Lisa

Amanda S. said...

Wowza! This is gorgeous! I love, love, love the hem. What a different and stylish dress. Are you sure you won't be upstaging the bride?

Amanda S. said...

Oh oops, forgot this wasn't your dress. :)

Nancy K said...

Beautiful dress, with great details.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I adore that hem treatment! I need to come up with an occasion that requires a fancy dress so I can copy you!

peacockchic said...

fantastic dress!! The hem really makes it unique!! Love it

Birgitte said...

Beautiful! Enjoy your trip and good luck with the temp stay.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

These dresses all together are going to make one stunning wedding party! Enjoy the wedding and your vacation.

BTW, just because that's all the fabric you packed for your short stay in the temporary apartment doesn't mean it can't be augmented with a few finds! *wicked smile*

Summerset said...

Very cool hem treatment! Enjoy the trip.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous! Enjoy the trip and good luck with the move.

Cindy said...

I love the hem! Have a great trip!

j.kaori said...

Love the dress! The pleats are inspired --- very cool detail! Hope you have a wonderful trip --- I'm sure everyone will look fabulous in their dresses!

Netty said...

That is beautiful

Linda said...

What a great looking dress--beautiful. Love the pleats and all the special design elements. Great job, bravo!

Tany said...

The dress is fabulous, I love everything about it! What a masterpiece!

MommaLisa said...

Kudos on all the dresses. Can't wait to see the pics from the wedding. Enjoy!

Cennetta said...

Fantastic looking dress.