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5 Weddings and hopefully no funerals!

So far we have invites to 5 weddings this year! Because of the 2014 RTW Fast I won’t be able to buy new out fits (loud sigh of relief from my hubby!) and I don’t think I’d be able to produce completely new outfits for each occasion. Luckily there are all different groups of family and friends so 1 or 2 new outfits should be ok for all the weddings.

I’m a big fan of hats at weddings, but so far have not given wearing a hat a thought. All my time had been spent searching for THE perfect dress pattern.

And here it is….

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So far I’ve made a muslin of the bodice in a gorgeous stretch cotton sateen. I only had 1/2 metre, so wish I had enough to made it all! From the muslin I’ve worked out I need to lengthen the bodice by an inch, but other than that it should be ok. (This is my first proper muslin!!)

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I’ve found quite a few reviews and completed dresses on the web, here’s one of my favourites from Cozy Cottons blog:

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Here’s my fabric which I purchased today on eBay. It’s a John Kaldor fabric, and I am loving orange this year, so think this will do nicely!

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I first found it on a well known online store for £8.99 per metre, but managed to find it on eBay to £2.99 per metre!

A fellow blogger, Cheryl, over at Redknits is also making this dress in time got her birthday next week. I can’t wait to see hers finished!

What did we do before pattern reviews and being able to see other people’s finished garments before we finally chose our patterns!!??

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I sew and play golf. I blog about my sewing as I don't think you'd want to read about my golf. It's bad enough watching it on telly! Contact me via email - Thimberlina.blogATgmail.com

3 Comments

  1. That fabric is fabulous–I can’t wait to see how your version turns out! And how funny that we’ve also made up the same pants pattern. Great minds and all…

    • Thanks, it’s a long process, especially as I’m inter lining the main fabric. I found the pleats on the neckline a bit fiddly, I’m hope the skirt ones are going to be easier. Hopefully doing that today.

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