|Seven items proudly made by me ;)|
Oh, you mean for Frocktails, the gala event of Saturday night?! What did I wear to meet a room of beautiful and talented seamstresses?
Following from my personal success at Sydney's Frocktails last year, I again went with an outfit based around a silk maxi skirt.
|Catching up over bubbles was perfect.|
What maxi skirt would give no spare change from 3m? Well, the distinctive swooshy 7 panels of the skirt and the angular pieces of the yoke might give the game away; yes this is Sewaholic's glorious Gabriola.
In hindsight, I wish I'd fussy cut the yoke pieces first and had the horizontal lies flowing vertically, but I was focussed on getting the maxi length from my yardage and the yokes came second. I didn't shorten it, however I omitted the straight waistband (very frumpy on me) and this pulled it higher onto my natural waist. In doing this I managed to remove an inch at CB, and a few cm from the side seams, so maybe I could have made a different size, although I'll consider a contoured waistband as well. My waist edge is enclosed and stabilised with black ribbon.
|The black ribbon before the excess was trimmed|
I do wish the Gabriola sewalong had gone into a tad more detail about changing the waistband, using an invisible zipper, french seams and adding lining. I stabilised the yokes as I remembered reading many reports of the bias seams stretching, there's not a right angle to be seen!
|It was SO good to chat to these lovely ladies again|
|Accessorised in hand crafted silver|
- necklace made by my talented DH
It's sized to fit my 10"tablet and to then fold over, fully lined and based on this tutorial.
For our Sunday brunch, I 'whipped up' another DrapeDrape2 #4 Asymmetrical draped top, yes the same top I wore as part of OneWeekOnePattern, it was my 5th version.
Lara, from Darn Cheap Fabrics, and it's really quite divine.
|Amanda is The Best Photobomber|
Thank you SO much for a fabulous weekend Canberra!