Two birds with one stone

I’m killing two birds with one stone here because it’s Christmas and really, it’s the season to whack as much on the head as you can in a short, stressful amount of time. So, here’s a dress that I’m counting as my November and December Monthly Stitch sewing – the truffle from the Colette Sewing Book that’s pretty enough to party in. I started it in November in Dunedin and finished it in December, so it totally counts, right?

I did my utmost to complicate the construction of this garment; radiotherapy, airy silk, French seams, underlining, but it was pretty easy. The most daunting part was the hemming – my machine ate this fabric like I eat candy floss (OMNOMNOMNOMNOMGOBBLEHICCUP) and as a result I kept putting off the finishing of this dress, it took a lot of courage and a good does of insomnia to finish this dress with a hand-sewed rolled hem. It’s not perfect, but I’m happy with it.

Colette have an excellent book for beginners here; I’ve since moved on from that phase in my sewing, but the book has been a reference throughout my sewing journey and I actually love this dress so much that I’m disappointed that this is the first time I’ve actually used one of the book’s patterns. Granted, I only like two, but hey, a parfait would also be welcome in my wardrobe.

I’m looking forward to wearing this dress a lot over the summer – preferably to fancy garden parties, the races, places where there’s plenty of champagne, or just because it’s pretty.

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6 thoughts on “Two birds with one stone

  1. The fabric is so light and pretty definitely for drinking champagne. I have done a hand rolled hem once.after getting a quick tutorial from my mother in law,..it is very tedious. Lovely, Lovely dress.

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  2. Love it Juliet 🙂 I wore mine to a wedding earlier in the year and a woman wanted to buy it off me!! A great pattern, have a lovely festive season and lap up the admiring glances and comments!

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