This dress is in honour of my Nanna, Valentina, who I will forever love and greatly miss.
I found this vintage polyester fabric in my stash and was instantly reminded of a dress that she used to wear with the same vidid colour combo. I had the Anna Dress pattern from By Hand London all traced out ready to go for the Mad Men Challenge but instead thought I'd like to make this dress now.
|Getting primped for the 'shoot'|
I will however be making it slightly smaller as it was a bit loose but not too much that I'd need to go down a size. I might just take a slightly larger seam allowance.
I can see a lot of Anna variations coming......it's just that kind of dress!
The place I wore the dress out to was the Joondalup Festival which was rained out the first day, but great on the Sunday. I caught the Urban Couture fashion show which showcased Polytechnic west students, San cOra and seePrinci designs. Below is just a few of the amazing designs that were on show.
And how cool is this? Up in the trees were these amazing lanterns made from sewing patterns! I might just have to steal this idea one day!
Can you believe it's already April? I have so many sewing deadlines rushing quickly towards me that my head's spinning! How about you? How has the year been so far for all your sewing plans?