Category Archives: dresses

Navy wool Myrtle dress

Over the past few years as I have done more and more sewing I formulated a loose theory that there are many styles of clothing that I avoid like the plague in RTW clothing, because they just wont fit, such … Continue reading

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Kitschy Coo Toddlers dresses

My niece turns two soon, so I thought I should make her a present. I decided on a couple of dresses. I wanted them to be knit dresses for comfort and practicality. With this in mind I set off in … Continue reading

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Teal Anna Maxi dress

I have been lusting after an Anna Maxi for at least a year – it was all the rage when I first discovered the sewing blogasphere and I wanted one dearly. Unfortunately it got delayed by winter sewing and then … Continue reading

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The Wedding Dress: The photos

I know I promised these photos before my honeymoon, but life got away from me. Here they are: I was really pleased with my dress in the end I felt great, and I think it looked good It was comfortable … Continue reading

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The Wedding Dress: Veil and underskirt

Along with my dress I needed to make a veil and an underskirt to give the dress a bit of volume. I wanted to make the underskirt removable to facilitate ceilidhing. Making these items were when the ‘Sew a beautiful … Continue reading

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The Wedding Dress: struggles with sleeves

Once I had the bodice of my dress done, it was time to think about sleeves. You may remember that a very long time ago I had come up with 3 ideas. During the mock up process I came up … Continue reading

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The Wedding Dress: coreslet and bodice

Having made and fitted my mockups, the scary time came when I had to cut into the real fabric for my dress. To ease myself in the first thing I worked on was the underpinnings for my garment  Waist stay … Continue reading

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