The weather here in Melbourne has been soaring in the last few weeks, sometimes I have to remind myself that we are not in the tropics.
Despite my sunny disposition in the photos below, I have to be honest... I wilt like a flower in the heat.
I am a winter baby after all.
|check out stashapalooza in the background...the shame of it all|
So first things first!
Hands up if you love cotton voile....*throws hand up*
Now, hands up if you love Colette patterns... *throws hand up*
Okay...enough of that!
This little number came together one sunny (read hot hot hot) Sunday afternoon.
It was a frenzy of cutting and sewing and gathering.
No time to eat or drink. Just keep on gathering.
And gathering... there is a hell of a lot of it on this dress, which leads to a nice pouffy finished product.
These pictures do not show the full pouffyness in its true form which is a shame.
The pattern is Colette's Chantilly
Speaking of Colette...I think I own most of their catalogue these days and not one has let me down yet!
Sarai has managed to make a style for every occasion. So far so good.
She also has a way of drafting for a real body, which I noticed after being frustrated with the big 4 pattern companies. YES I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU VOGUE!
Anywho, I have nothing but good words about Chantilly. We are new best friends.
After seeing Tasia's version, I thought it was time to make something bright and cheerful (just in time for the end of summer eh!)
AND...the fabric is from stashapalooza!
I can hear the sound of applause from here.
Two meters down, Six million to go... or thereabouts :-)
Hope you are all well in your neck of the woods, what is everyone sewing?