So for my first *coughrestrospectivecough* post on Twitchy's Wardrobe Challenge (2012) I decided to start off by making a posh frock in preparation for being spoilt by my family for my birthday at the start of February. I had the pattern:
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And the fabric:
I fell in love with that fabric the moment I saw it. I got this on my last sewing meet-up excursion to Goldhawk Road last year, and I think a few of us ended up laden down with this fabric. Although I think Stevie got a better deal on it than I did. I'm not bitter.
So out of two beautiful ingredients I ended up with...
The inside of a posh frock!
I can almost hear the anti-climatic grumble. Or not.
Here's the outside of the dress so you can see what I'm aiming for.
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This lead to a ripping of seams, including a beautifully inserted invisible zipper, and since then, the dress has been pinned to the tailors dummy waiting for the occasion necessary to provoke me into picking it up again. Serves me right for not fitting as I sew, but a disappointment none the less.
So there we have it, an almost fail at the start off. But tune in next time for not one, but TWO Rooibos dresses. Oh, yeah....