Friday feeling – Georgia dress is done!

Woo hoo, I have a finished dress.  I kept up with the sew along posts but all the finishing jobs have taken a couple of days.  It  is a week after the hopeful valentine’s day deadline. This is the first evening dress I’ve made and I love it.  The fabric works very well and by luck the v shape of the print lines up with the centre.  I was worried the straps would be too thin but they fit perfectly and really suit the shape of the dress.  I have to say that I tried  the tricks tried I still found turning the straps out very difficult!

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I went for size 8 for bodice and 10 for skirt which worked fine but I think I need to adjust the back panels as there is a little loose fabric.

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Bodice detail

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It is a great pattern and I have to say I’m very tempted to try the babydoll version next.

 

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Georgia Sewalong begins

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January is definitely needing some fun so I’m glad to have the sewalong to drive me on with my first sewing project of 2014.

Luckily I had the fabric ordered when I discovered the sewalong so I have it all cut out and ready.  Here’s hoping this head start will help me stay on schedule.

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The main fabric is a royal blue jacquard from Fabric Godmother

The grey blue lining is from Ditto Fabrics

I’m planning to go for knee length with the wider straps. Let’s get started!