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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A touch of red

Always a favourite colour of mine and now I've done full circle with my sewing challenges, back at the same point as February of last year, except this time, I have developed more of a stash and find I can delve into it for just the right finishing touches.  Last year's red Sew Weekly theme inspired me to do an apron.  The leftovers from that went into finishing the dress this year - miraculously, there was just enough red bias tape to cover the join between skirt and bodice.  Full details about the dress here.  I've developed more where pattern altering is concerned too this year, using 3 different ones to make up the dress, so I feel I've learned so much (with more to come!!) 
Anyone for cake?  (shhh... don't tell anyone it came out of a box!)

Just enough tape for the inside ...

I used guipure lace in a project last year too ...
It's cold out here!

8 comments:

  1. I love your dress Diane. It's so pretty and joyful! Your apron brings back happy memories!

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    1. I really miss all the fun of last year - it was such a blast trying to get photos done every week and getting reaction. Miss you too Cathe!

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  2. Diane, this dress is beautiful and looks fantastic on you.. I remember your apron from last year.. What a fun year we had.. Happy sewing.

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    1. We did! It was magic last year - how can it ever be replicated? At least we all seem to be keeping in touch.

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  3. Frilly aprons rule! Such a lovely dress on you too!

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  4. I love a nice frilly pinny Mimi! By the way, your pattern will be in the post today, as yesterday, there was a nationwide computer failure at post offices.

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  5. Such a cute apron! I love the rick-rack trim.

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  6. Thanks Adri - I love rick rack too!

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