Tatiana’s dress is all done, yay! I won’t do a full-on pattern review, because I didn’t really use a pattern, more like I morphed a bunch of different patterns into the finished product. Plus, you’ve seen it throughout its genesis.
Oh yeah, and I’m super busy thanks to a little sale we have going on. More on that later.
One thing to note about this dress is that the skirt pattern I based it on, Burda 7470, is drafted for an NBA player. Seriously. It is LONG! I cut 4 inches off the skirt before I even started measuring it for a hem. Then I took another 4 inches off after Tatiana tried it on the first time, and I put a 1 inch hem in place. That is a loooooong dress!
I also added a little bit of bling. I put a few hot-fix crystals under the front cowl:
And in the space left exposed by the cowl’s back drape:
She really liked it. The only thing I might change after the competition is the godets. We lost 8 inches of the godets, and therefore the associated fullness that they added to the bottom. I may re-cut the godets and put them in so we get that fullness back. But Tatiana was happy with it, so it’s good for the comp. And she loved how comfortable it is to wear. Yay me!
Here’s a video of her doing a practice run in it:
Gorgeous Fabrics is Turning 5 Years Old!
Happy Birthday to us!!! Gorgeous Fabrics is turning 5 next Friday, and we’re starting the celebration early! I can’t believe it’s been 5 years. How that time has flown! It seems like only yesterday I sewed the Cosmopolitan Dress in that black and white knit that started the whole thing. Wow! And even more wow – I have made so many new friends through GF, and I’ve been having such a wonderful time working with all of you. You make me want to get up in the morning and jump right on the computer, every day!
So to celebrate… are you ready for it?
Are you really ready for it? Because here goes. Through next Monday, we’re are putting almost everything on sale for a whopping…
And when I say almost everything, I mean it. Even the newest fabrics will go up at the sale prices! This is our way of celebrating and thanking you for your business and friendship. And if you are on our mailing list, you already know about the drawing for the $250 gift certificate. If you’re not on the mailing list, or a FB, why not? It’s free, it’s fun, and you get the inside scoop on all sorts of things! And we never, ever share your information.
Thank you all for a great 5 years, and I’m looking forward to lots more fabrics and fun for many years to come!
(*What’s not included: muslin, notions, swatches, gift certificates and Yard Sale items – they’re already 35-50% off. Other than that, you’re good to go.)
Well, lunch break’s over. I gotta get back to work. Sewing hugs all around!