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Dress/ Dressmaking

Blue Sequin Dress

Needing a new dress for a ‘Black Tie’ dance I took myself off to the local fabric shop and purchased some blue allover sequin fabric.

Because of the beauty of the fabric it didn’t need a complicated style. I used a Butterick pattern 4778 which I have had for many a long year! It’s a simple princess line with a low cut front, a square cut low back and a sexy little split at the left front side! Not having used this pattern for some years (and put on a few pounds in the meantime) I had to make a few adjustments to the pattern to make it fit. To ‘bling’ it up, and you can always add bling for a ‘Black Tie dance’, I added a few bows with diamonte in strategic places. The dress is fully lined using a silk lining.

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Dressmaking/ Jacket

Navy Boucle Jacket

I bought a length of navy blue wool boucle which has a few sequins woven into it, so thought I would make it up into a simple cardigan type jacket. It went together quite quickly using the overlocker but as is my usual way. mid way through the construction I decided to add a silk lining! I also added a sequin trim to the centre front neckline and sleeves and made frog closures for the front opening.

This is the result.

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