Firstly a huge welcome to anyone who has popped across via the Paris blog tour. I hope you enjoy my post.
And to those other regular readers, this is a post about a dress I made up from one of the prizes of a competition that was arranged off the back of a recent bloggers meet up in Paris (no, I didn’t go to Paris, I was just a lucky winner of one of the prizes in a draw that was held after the meet up). They had a huge range of sponsors, hence the amazing prizes. My prize was a sewers dream so it just goes to show – enter everything!
Annika from the German blog Nah Connection and An from Straight Grain have organised this whole blog tour thing so huge thanks goes out to them. The winners were asked if they wanted to take part in the Paris blog tour to write a post about something they had made with what they had received in their prize and off course, I did.
Any way, back to the dress. Remember this one?
Well I made it again using the flowery cotton poplin from Lillestoff.
I had previously made up a muslin so I was good to go. As before, I made the size smaller than my bust measurement depicted and also took in a good inch at the top of the zip. The only change I made to this version was shortening the length, making it less formal, and adding an inch to the waist to accommodate holiday dining.
However I’m not sure where that extra inch has gone as it is still rather well fitting. This is one of those holiday dresses I’ll have to wear at the beginning of a holiday before the result of too much food and wine shows around my middle!
I love making the second version of anything; it’s so quick. I love the pleats. Pleats and cowl necks appear a lot in my hand made wardrobe.
It is fully lined in a thin cotton making it lovely and cool.
Being short of time and my usual photographer this weekend (my daughter was at guide camp) I thought I would have to leave you with a couple of selfies taken on the landing.
He has cut my head off and failed to tell me my bra strap was showing AND I’ve forgotten to press the zip! Why didn’t he notice when he was taking them?????
So back to the selfie.
Ah, that’s better!
As part of taking part, so to speak, I get to run a little competition of my own. So do you fancy winning a pdf patterm of your choice from pattern designer ‘Hey June‘? Take a look. There are women’s, men’s and children’s patterns available.
You can enter here a Rafflecopter giveaway
I hope this works. I’ve never done this Rafflecopter thing before. If it doesn’t please tell me and I’ll see what I can do to fix it.
Please also check out the other creations in this blog tour. Each of these posts includes a cool pdf pattern give-away! Just click on an image. And remember, enter everything!
Love, Lucie xx