Ice Cream Social – Dress 2 & 3

by Kate on July 22, 2010

There have been some wonderful dresses and tops popping up in the flickr group. Some beautiful colour combinations and if you are in need of inspiration, be sure to take a look.

You will have to forgive me for racing ahead but we fly out at some ungodly hour on Saturday morning and I wanted to get these dresses finished before departure.

 I got this fabric from Tessuti at Christmas, there was about 3 meters left on the bolt and I took the lot. A lightweight cream cotton with the most detailed lace edging.

The final dress I have made is using a combination of Liberty and Anna Maria Horner voile.

It is lovely and soft but attaching the yoke to the Liberty was interesting. My only advice is pin, pin, spray starch, pin, spray starch and hope for the best! It wasn’t quite that bad but I did slow right down, especially when you get to the section at the back where the two yoke halves meet.

I made a small cut in the Liberty and with my unpicker just pushed the fabric into place and held it there, removing the unpicker only when the machine needle was practically on top of it. I imagine this part could be pretty tricky on some of the smaller sizes.

A big thank you to everyone who has left me New York City travel tips, they have been fantastic.
Yesterday, I (very anally) wrote myself an itinerary, complete with walking distance times and pit stops. No doubt, I will bore you senseless with some tales next week.

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