Some of you know that I was planning to sew drape drape three in silk - well here it is!
From Japanese design book, knit to woven, cotton to silk and triple silk at that, it sometimes did feel as if I was walking the plank...
But hey it's only cloth and risk of failure .. and of face ...
But I am glad to say it turned out well. I have a race day dress that swishes when I move and makes me feel good. Not only that I secretly planned to enter it in the Tesutti Awards 2012 dress contest all along. These awards are held annually by the Tessuti fabric store. You have to buy the outer shell (at least) from the Tessuti store here in Sydney or in Melbourne or online. this year's theme was spots and stripes.
This contest used to be for Australians only but this year it is open world wide. I have never entered before but this time I took the plunge. The link, dear reader
is here. My entry is here. Go look at all the pretty dresses! The competition is really gearing up until entries close on the 19th September and then voting closes on the 10th October.
I'll be doing a Pattern Review soon with detailed information on how to translate this dress from a knit to a woven. In the meantime I have tired eyes from all this blogging.
Now I can relax and next I will sew a Burda spring jacket or some knit dresses or try out a new Vogue pattern or two ...ahhhhh
Happy sewing everyone.
Shots 1, 3 & 4 taken at Western Sydney Parklands, Bungaribee Park.