Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wardrobe Contest 2015 - piece 4 ... almost

I apologise for the break in transmission, I seemed to have dropped out of the blogosphere once again... anyway a very quick catch-up post.

I was on a roll with my wardrobe contest entry and my fourth piece was another Burdastyle blouse 06/2013-119  However I decided to play with this one.  I added some pin-tucking to the front and that took a little playing with the fabric.  I also choose to use more feet in my collection and made flat-fell seams.  This also added time to the make.  Anyway this is as far as I got before stalling.

As you can see no buttons or buttonholes.  Also the sleeves have been basted in but I am not happy with them so will be re-doing them.

So why the wardrobe contest entry fail?  Well I had sewing that became a bit more important.  I am going to a ball this week-end and needed a new frock.  So I have been making muslins madly and after quite a few changes I was able to cut my fabric... gulp!

The dress has progressed since cutting stage and is almost finished.  I did get way-laid by having a sewing week-end in Tamworth with some of the girls from Pattern Review.  We had a great week-end and did get help to pin my hem (Thanks Sharon!

So that is where I am currently up to - hand stitching - hemming and stitching on the decorative bow at the shoulder.  I hope to blog more about my sewing week-end but will leave you with a picture of a sign outside a lovely little cafe in Geln Innes where we stopped for lunch on the drive down to Tamworth.

Ciao kittens... pretty gown pics soon...


  1. I love your shirt and I know your ballgown will be sensational.

  2. Good luck with your gown - I love the hamster sandwich board, so funny!

  3. I've really liked all the pieces of this wardrobe set and this one is no exception. I can't wait to see the ball gown too. Oh to be going to a ball!

  4. I'm loving the look of that orange shirt. That will look great on you - and the pin tucks are cool!

    I'm very jealous of your weekend away. That sounds like a dream to me right now. I'm barely keeping my head above water. I miss our catch-ups. This whole work thing is highly overrated, and there are still far too many years to retirement! I hope we can get together the next time you're down.

    1. It would be lovely to catch up Kelley - will let you know when I am coming next. :)

  5. That fabric is lovely. Can't wait to see the ball gown.
    Oh and that sandwich board! Too funny!!

  6. Your orange blouse is gorgeous and so glad I could help with the pinning, just hope it wasn't too bad when you laid it all out.

    Love the sandwich board!

  7. Love that orange. Gorgeous colour and top. Great work.

  8. Your shirt looks fantastic and the fabric for your gown looks divine. Looking forward to seeing these when you're done :)


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