Dress code ‘smart casual – frolicking in the fields’. Or what I sewed for my brother’s wedding

What do you do when you receive a wedding invitation with a dress code like this? You buy new fabric and make two new dresses. Of course! What other option was there? I had ‘nothing’ already suitable in my wardrobe or fabric stash. And it was a spring wedding in Queensland so I couldn’t beContinue reading “Dress code ‘smart casual – frolicking in the fields’. Or what I sewed for my brother’s wedding”

Wedding guest dress: Vogue 9021

This pattern made in this fabric has been in my virtual wardrobe for some time. I made a trial version of the pattern back in May 2015. Then moved on to other things. As you do. Finally I had the right occasion for such a dress – my niece’s wedding. This is truly stunning fabricContinue reading “Wedding guest dress: Vogue 9021”

The bridesmaid dress that wasn’t: BurdaStyle 05/2014 #103

My beautiful niece let me know her wedding plans in a very cute way: “Aunty Liz, how would you like to make a bridesmaid dress for Felicity?” Of course I would!! Some research was required, and so she and Felicity duly went to lots of places for Felicity to try on different styles and colours.Continue reading “The bridesmaid dress that wasn’t: BurdaStyle 05/2014 #103”

A dress for Granny’s wedding: Burdastyle 12/2014 #112

Back to regular sewing posts! Felicity needed a new dress for her Granny’s wedding. Isn’t it lovely that her Granny was getting married again? Love is wonderful at every age. Felicity had great ideas for an outfit, but we didn’t manage to find any suitable fabric in time. I was also too busy gallivanting aroundContinue reading “A dress for Granny’s wedding: Burdastyle 12/2014 #112”