Everyone has their favourite sewing tasks. Some people hate pressing, my friend Emily loves fitting, and I have a serious passion for researching and planning. So when discussions for the 1 Pattern, 7 Bloggers started I immediately looked up pretty pictures.
This is work people.
So today I'm sharing inspiration for my version of the Colette Macaron dress. The truth is I've nearly finished it because I wanted to wear it to a wedding. However my machines (BOTH my sewing machine and serger-gah!) had tantrums and semi-mutilated the dress the morning of the wedding.
Yes, I was still making the dress the morning of the wedding.
Yes, there's probably a lesson in there about doing stuff on time.
Yes, I Liz Hurley'd the crap out of it with safety pins and wore it to the wedding anyway.
I'm now undertaking the utterly boring task of unpicking rushed hand stitching & pins and restitching. With that out of the way, let's get onto some inspiring pictures!
To me, the possibilities in the sweetheart neckline & contrasting yoke are really exciting. I first toyed with the idea of altering the shape of the bust line or yoke.
I was strongly tempted to recreate the Vika Gazinskaya jumpsuit (above right), but after my me-made-may revelations and I am committed to creating a practical and wearable wardrobe. Also, looking at that picture for too long makes my arms feel cold. Reason #64 why I'll never be a professional model.
The sparkly yoke, which was a strong contender, was beaten by a sheer yoke because I think it matches the dress better. I've also removed the sleeves and have significantly altered the skirt. Tune in next week to see what the skirt will look like, and who will win this fierce stitchy battle: Cecil the Serger or Liz Hurley's safety pin? Let's be honest, it's a tight race.
Don't forget to check out the other bloggers for this project & enter the giveaway. See you next week :)
Sam from Buckingham Road
Amy from Sewing Through the Motions
Jen from Jennifer Lauren Vintage
Marie from A Stitching Odyssey
Kat from Petticoats & Peplums
Rachel from My Messings