Got the dress back, I tricked Lucy into getting up so I could retrieve it. I promised a shot of me wearing it and thought this abandoned couch would make a fun prop. This fabric is dog and dirty couch proof, just fling it into the washing machine, dry and wear.
I had just visited Inner Souls (shoe shop) at East Gosford. This shop has recently re -located from Terrigal and is owned by my friend Suzanne. Suzanne loved my dress and asked where I purchased it from….. “I made it”. I find making clothes very affordable. The 1.5m of fabric purchased from Spotlight on special, cost about $20, the cotton , pattern are from my stash and it took an afternoon to make. First I stabilised the shoulder seams, cut the neck band the finished width plus 2x seam allowance and 2/3 the size of the neck opening, attached the band while the dress was “flat”, inserted the sleeves, overlocked the side seams and hemmed it. with a twin needle. Seriously , could have taken longer to get a park at the mall. So with the money I am not spending on RTW clothes I can purchase shoes! I actually have a pair of navy sandals, but could only find one….Lucy the shoe thief has hid the other.
Has she hid it down the back of the couch? and which couch?
More dresses soon, check out my drawing progress on my Drawing Room blog.