Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The New Dress

Well it took me a little longer to finish the dress than I expected. Pattern drafting doesn't always progress as smoothly as I would like and sewing a dress with so many pattern pieces takes time, especially when one is very particular about everything being as near to perfect as humanly possible. (Or what's more commonly known around here as my being an old fusspot!)

I am quite pleased with the finished result and it appears Nadia is too!

Unfortunately my photo doesn't really show the colours quite as sharp and true as they should be. I think it partly my poor photography skills, mind you, it could also be because she is wearing pink undergarments and the plain white batiste I used is quite fine and almost transparent.

Sunday turned out to be a no work day, as my hubby and I decided to take some time for ourselves to enjoy the music of the Diamond Valley Big Band at the Kilsyth Club. The band transported us to an era when the music was played and sung by great artists like Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Glen Miller, Count Basie, Natalie Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Ted Heath and Woody Herman. It was a lovely afternoon and perfectly finished by a delightful dinner in the Club's restaurant.


  1. You've done a lovely dress, she looks beautiful with it.

    Nice to hear you and your husband had fun, it's always a pleasure to have some time to relax.

  2. The dress is lovely! I can see that a lot of work has gone into this too. (Nadia seems to be smiling, so she obviously likes it as well!)
    Glad to hear that you had a good time listening to the band.

  3. Hello Sandy,
    Another beautiful dress. I love the patterned fabric inserts. It is a beautiful detail. Great job on the cut of the dress.
    Big hug,

  4. Lily, Sam and Giac: You are all so very kind with your comments, you inspire me! Thank you all for stopping by, I do appreciate it.
    Sandi XXX