Ooh! Shortlisted!

I was so excited to see my Med Ball Anna was shortlisted for the Dressed to the Nines category in for Sewing Indie Month!


Feel free to vote for me – scroll right down to the bottom of the post and then I’m the one called “Dressed to the Nines Anna“.  I’m kind of kicking myself now for choosing such a stupidly generic title when I submitted my link.  But hey, live and learn.

I love sewing fancy dresses – I’m completely inspired at the moment by Poppy Kettle’s wedding dress posts – is it weird to want to sew a full-on couture ball gown without any of the necessary skills or the event to wear it to?  Yes, probably.  Sigh.


Little known secret:  my zipper broke while I was taking this off my dress form after taking some pictures, but before I took pictures of me in the dress.  Boo for cheap, nasty zippers.  I put it on, threw my shoulders back to try and keep the dress from falling off and took the pictures anyway.  Hands on hips worked too.  😛

Sadly, I’m in full-on pre-exam study mode right now, so there’s not much sewing going on around these parts.  But I have plenty of plans for these holidays!



It’s another Emery dress!

I’m pretty much a one trick pony by this point.


I did things slightly differently this time – I combined the pretty shape of the Emery dress with the frankly gorgeous neckline of the Mae blouse from Bluegingerdoll.emermae-back

It wasn’t an exact, focused, patternmaking endeavour – I just sat the Mae facing piece on top of the Emery front bodice piece, lined it up so it more or less worked and cut it out.

And I’m so pleased with how it turned out!


This is my entry into the Sewing Indie MonthPattern Hacking category.