Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness - March

Welcome to the  March edition of Gifted Gorgeousness, the monthly SAL run by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, where we show off our gifted related crafting. This month I'm sharing this dress I made for Eloise.


The pattern is Butterick B6167, and I've never had to do so much re-drafting on a pattern in my life! For a full review of the pattern see here
I used a remnant of a border print fabric which called for some creative cutting and not a little fluent cursing, but I jiggled it out in the end.
Extra gifted gorgeousness brownie points because I used the dressmaking pins Barb gave me, and I sent some of the fabric offcuts (and believe me after the trouble I had getting it out of my too short fabric cut there weren't many) to Jo for backing her Hallowe'en ornaments.

16 comments:

Justine said...

Gorgeous! Great work. You are very talented.

Mini said...

The dress is beautiful. you have so many talents

Kerryp77 said...

Gorgeous dress and cool fabric. Yup bonus points too!

Tiffstitch said...

Fabulous dress!!

Amy said...

Wow, that's fabulous!

geeky Heather said...

How cool is that dress!! I'm very impressed as my sewing skills are minimal!

Preeti said...

Lovely dress!!:) I have basic sewing skills,I had earlier made dresses for my daughter when she was small. Now I cannot think I can even cut fabric for a large size dress.

Elfie said...

That is a lovely dress. Well done.

Carol said...

What a beautiful dress, Christine--I'm sure Eloise is thrilled :)

Lainey said...

Gorgeous dress!

Julie said...

I bet she was delighted with mums hard work...I hope you didn't say too many naughty words when cutting/sewing it.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thank you for taking part in GG this month.
The dress is lovely! I would have adored one like that when I was younger. Maybe more of a tunic now?
Thank you for the scraps, they will be very useful.

Bea said...

Interesting fabric and terrific dress. My sewing skills are nowhere near that level.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great fabric and beautiful dress

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely fabric but I can imagine it was a pain to get the cutting just right.

rosey175 said...

That's a great fabric!

I like that pattern review site. I will have to pay more attention to it when I get my sewing machine up and running (so distant future hah)!