Thinking about Orla Kiely’s Autumn/Winter 13 presentation.
roxanne blouse – victory patterns // orla kiely pleated collar blouse via wishwishwish
orla kiely aw13 via memoirmode //
This dress is blue. Like, really blue. And you know who likes blue? One of my favourite blogging friends Brumby.
Brumby was the first blogger I got to know after setting up this blog. She writes on sewing, sustainability and a million other fantastically random musings over at utbwb. And she makes gorgeous jewellery like this.
If you’re speedy, you can enter the give-away she is hosting which encourages being good human beings (closes Friday NZT).
As soon as I saw this fabric my brain went directly there, though I think it was all the subliminal messaging of her summer palette pins. And so this dress is now known as the Brumby-blue dress.
We had a few disagreements, this pattern and I. Some parts were delightful like the perfectly drafted waistline pleats that aligned like a dream, and some, like inserting an invisible zipper into six layers of gathers and fabric were not.
The magazine version is made from chiffon so actually has even more layers than my dress as many pieces are double-layered.
I imagine if I’d tried to use chiffon I would still be in a corner somewhere rocking in the foetal position. As it was, the zipper almost killed
me it and I would have given up if not for all the lovely advice from you folks. You’ll have to take my word for it that it does up because it won’t win any contests and I refuse to take a detail shot of it.
Here is a picture of a puppy instead – believe me, you will feel better than if it was a picture of a zip.
Once I got over my tantrum, the rest was straight forward and I’m quite pleasantly surprised with the result.
Do you have piles of UFOs or do you diligently finish everything you start?