Canberra Frocktails : The dress that stayed home
In my first Canberra Frocktails post I eluded to the fact that my Plan A dress didn’t meet my expectations. I’m after all, rather a fussy lass at times. This is the vision I had in my head when I purchased the leather for my clutch and my shoes.
The fabric is an old stash resident. A lovely crepe de chine with an awesome print that I purchased on sale from Emma One Stock when US shipping rates were reasonable.
The dress is one I’ve made this year… Pattern E ‘Blue Embroidery’ from Simple Style Dress by Machiko Kayaki.
My first version was blogged last month. I wrongly assumed that the silk would tame a little bit of the volume in the dress. The front is fine, but there is just too many fabric in the back. Maybe I just need to grown hump on my back?
Two things I learnt making this dress:
- Black thread is sometimes more invisible than cream!
- Fancy glue (Vliesofix Tape) is fabulous for gluing binding in place before top stitching it down.
So this dress didn’t make it to Frocktails in Canberra last month, but I must admit that distance does make the heart grow fonder. When putting it on today for these photos I realised that it’s actually fine. I suspect in the heat of our summer I’ll be reaching for this dress and pairing it with some flat sandals.
Pattern: Pattern E ‘Blue Embroidery’ from Simple Style Dress by Machiko Kayakih (Japanese language only)
Fabric: Silk crepe de chine from Emma One Stock
Accessories: Handmade leather clutch, beads from Scarlet Jones and shoes purchased at Luisa