Well well, 2 posts in one week. Things are looking up around here...
A while ago, I entered the Tessuti Gridlock Sewing Competition with a last minute ditch effort.
The sewing gods must have been smiling upon me because I actually won a prize for this dress!
The lovely ladies from Tessuti offered up a $100 gift voucher for the store.... ummm yes please!
The only problem was that my Tessuti wishlist was somewhat gigantuous (understatement).
So I shuffled up to the shop to have a feel around and fell in love with some black silk...
But this wasn't just any black silk, no. This black silk was like a scene from studio 54 with a dance floor full of dancers. I kid you not. Win!
Lets all stop for a moment and bask i this fabrics gloriousness shall we!
I think it's silk chiffon...or something. hmm. But look at it! Loooook!
Doesn't it make you want to start John Travolta-ing all over the place?
Anyway, enough of that jibber jabber. People want details...
Fabric: (I forget but think it is) Silk chiffon with dancefloor border print from Tessuti
Pattern: Victory Patterns Satsuki (Oh my god Satsuki! true love)
Time: Two afternoons
Swear words screamed whilst roll hemming: Approx. 762
The chiffon was quite sheer so i thought this disco creation would have to be lined. I wanted it to keep the liquid consistency of the beautiful silk so I opted for some silk habotai from my work to give it a bit of opacity. Turns out... sewing rolled hems on all this wafer thin silk isn't as fun as first thought.
Just a quick note about this pattern (And Victory Patterns in General...) its fecking amazing!
I have sewn up three of the Victory patterns so far and have had no issues at all. The drafting is so flattering and the fit is wonderous. I can see this dress becoming a summer night out staple.
|Look Ma, no arms!|
The sash was made out of the black habotai also, you can see that the black isn't quite the same black... how does that work? Anywho, no major biggie, nobody will notice at the discotheque.
The belt is threaded through two carefully placed buttonholes and helps define the waist on an otherwise sack-like frock. Sack-like simply does not work on my top heavy frame unfortunately. I dream of pulling off those light and breezy, loose creations like this hot woman.
|Hooray, I made a dress!|
Anyways. that is all for now. I will leave you with a stupid picture to peruse.
My sensai master (Husband photographer) mentioned that this dress looks like a kimono and said I should show off my best karate moves. I have no moves evidently.
The dancefloor is a different matter however.... You wish you could see these moves.