I am on baby-sitting duties for my nephew this weekend while my sister is away and think it will be the perfect dress for the occassion unless I can rustle up some digger fabric in the mean time! I am going to take him to see the randy guinea pig at Hatton Country World. My sister has a hen do to Blackpool, a recent survey carried out by Ladbrokes Bingo found that men think that Blackpool is in the top three destinations chosen by women for their hen do but in reality only 4% of women actually want to go to Blackpool. Well this hen definately falls into that 4% as it was all her own choice right down to the fancy dress they will all be sporting.
Dress: Made by me using Jurassic Coast by Lewis & Irene
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes
Shoes: Converse Dance Lace
This is the last Emery I made before making further adjustments to the bodice, I will go in to more detail of the adjustments I made on my next post but you can see the little gape around the neckline if you look closely. I wouldn't batter an eye lid if this was a shop bought dress, the fit is already way better than most ready to wear clothing. I knew I could make it perfect though if I stopped racing through dress making and took some time out to make a few more tweaks.
I am going to the Christine Haynes meet and greet in London on Friday with Roisin and Char and am really exicted at the prospect! I haven't met many 'sewy' people yet and they all seem like a lovely bunch. I also believe that if I hadn't started with the Emery pattern my love of sewing may not have gotten so out of hand so quickly so it will be really lovely to meet the lady behind the pattern. I am going to be stitching up a storm the next couple of evenings as I really want the dress I wear to be Emery number 50. The fabric is pretty amazing, I can't wait to share it! Let me know if you are going or if you want to go but don't want to go alone, we don't bite and love making new friends.
I am also wearing a little pink bracelet kindly gifted to me by Duepunti. I was initially quite confused by the concept as I couldn't work out what the material they were made from was like. It is kinda like jelly shoes I guess which means I love it. It is cute and playful and really unusual, their tagline is 'unconventional diamonds' and I certainly didn't expect to see a diamond set in silicone but it works really well.