I was really excited about being asked to participate and I'm really excited to see what the other girls come up with. I love seeing how other people interpret patterns and make them their own, and might I add, it's good for getting ideas for the next time you decide to make the pattern!
Some pretty Autumnal inspiration for my dress courtesy of Google Images...
We've chosen this burda style pattern to work off as its a very basic pattern and one that really has almost endless variations. If you've ever used this pattern and have any tips please feel free to sing out, I'm sure we'll all appreciate it.
We also have a relatively tight turn around with just four weeks to complete the dress and we will each be posting our progress every Wednesday, so make sure you pop by the other ladies to see how they are going!
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So what are all the Autumnal pictures about? Well, this was also supposed to be a post about inspiration for the dress, but as I'm on a budget, my inspiration is coming from the depths of my fabric stash and the fact that it's certainly cooling down around here! I have several different fabrics in mind, I now just need to settle on one...
I also have several modifications I plan to make to the pattern, like little knife pleats in the skirt - I've had pleats on the brain lately.
Note: David dropped off my sewing machnine to the sewing machine repair man yesterday as it has started making funny noises (even after cleaning out the feed dog as instructed) and the button holes are messing up. Is it just me or would you agree that I seem to be having bad luck with my sewing machines...? This means I won't have it back for a week and won't be able to put up a post on wednesday with any actual 'sewing'. Boo.