Thursday, 17 February 2011

Sew Weekly: Seeing Red


See what I'm doing there? I made a loveheart with my fingers and I'm looking at you cause I love you. LOLZ!


You may have seen my post go up yesterday at The Sew Weekly, but if you're just a casual visitor to my blog, I've been contributing to Mena's blog for just this year, and every week we settle on a theme and make up a garment in that theme. It's really fun and there's a bit of a fun sew a long following too. Go along and check it out if you're keen!


I'm really enjoying the challenge of a slower paced sewing environment. My sewing in previous years would be to list 5 things I wanted to finish by the weekend, sew like crazy, make them a bit half arsed in the process, and then get stressed when I didn't finish them. So with The Sew Weekly, I'm pacing out the deciding what to make, the fabric/pattern connections, the cutting, the joining and then the details all over a week, and it's really relaxing!



This dress is one of my faves of the year so far, it's a heavy synthetic shiny fabric (from Lincraft, but I used it for my friend's Music Award Dress, and had HEAPS leftover, just checked this archives and it is a gabardine fabric.) and kinda floaty but full in the gathered skirt.


I gotta run to work now, but I'll talk more about it and the AMAZING bolero tomorrow! I just wanted to show you some extra photos now! Husbie took the photos, using light from a street lamp, and his own camera flash, but the sun had *just* gone down and we're hanging at DOCKLANDS. It looks mysterious like it's somewhere AMAZING in the background, but it's just shipping yards!

Talk soon, have a great Thursday! xoxo

14 comments:

  1. That dress is gorgeous! The colour is great on you. And I love the little bolero you made too. Very nice!

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  2. Totally Fab, again. I love the picture of you 2nd from the bottom. You look like a classic beauty and the light on your hair is amazing. It all looks so romantic.

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  3. Great dress - the colour is stunning on you. I adore it with the jacket.

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  4. Your dress and jacket are gorgeous! Love the photos too.

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  5. You look very romantic with that outfit! I love the jacket of flowers!

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  6. Wow - love the lipstick red dress and the floral bolero is too cute.

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  7. Gorgeous gorgeous photos girl...yes it's time to be more leisurely with your sewing me thinks...it makes the rest of us feel better!

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  8. Love this outfit. The neckline of the dress is gorgeous. The bolero looks like the perfect pattern that you could make up in all different colours to go with every outfit.

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  9. Totally fabulous! And the first picture is really sweet!

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  10. Wow lovely dress! And awesome photos...it does make Docklands look magical even though that place is a soulless wind tunnel ;-P

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  11. We love you too, Veronica!! :-) I absolutely adore these photos! Just wanted to say again how beautiful the dress is....It looks so fantastic on you and I just love the neckline and the matching bolero! YAY!

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  12. I commented over on Sew Weekly, but this really is a fab dress!!! And your photos are awesome too. I can't believe that sewing a dress a week is a slow pace for you - if I sew a dress in a month I would be amazed!!!

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  13. I love that sewing one thing a week is a 'slower paced sewing environment' for you. lol I'm lucky if I finish more than one thing a month. Love the post as usual!

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