I don't have any good photos of the night - far too busy nattering away to all the talented ladies for that - but Melanie has put lots here , and details of her amazing sequined number. There were some seriously amazing creations!
Here's a bit about mine, another Belladone by Deer and Doe. After the success of my Belladone Rouge I knew I wanted to make this pattern again and when I found this tiger print drill at the oppy it just called me. You know how it is when fabric wants to be made into a particular dress?
|Matching waist seam and not-so-invisible zip|
|Funkbunny in the garden|
This time I also sewed the side seams a little larger so the bodice fits a bit more snugly. I catch-stitched the hem band and bias tape by hand on the inside for a neater finished and used an invisible zip. I've noticed that in this pattern some folks put their zip so that it finishes right at the top, but what worked for me was to start the zip about an inch from the top. I installed the zip first and then finished the top and bottom seam afterwards. I've no idea whether this is the correct way to install an invisible zip in this position but it seems to have worked (apart from the fact that I neglected to press my zipper teeth open and didn't get close enough to the teeth) Meh. Never mind.
Now let's talk about the shoes. Aren't they ridiculous? I'm 6 feet tall in these things, no joke and can just about walk in them. I found them in Savers and three separate people told me I should buy them when I was tottering around so of course I succumbed.
And somewhere along the line when I was getting dressed I decided that a pink-trimmed tiger print dress and pink and blue platforms were not enough and blue tights would just complete the outfit. Actually pink tights would have been better. MMSTL, bless him, even got me some when he went out for groceries but they were the wrong shade of pink. Trust me.
Remind you of anyone?
Thanks again to my lovely neighbour and soon-to-be wedding photographer, Ines from Humble Habit for the snaps. She's shooting her first wedding soon and wanted to practice. How lucky for me!
Pattern: Belladone by Deer and Doe (used before = free)
Fabric: 2m Cotton drill (I think) from the op shop $3
Binding: 2m of pink poly cotton binding from GJ's $2.50