Greenville, South Carolina where the landscape is undeniable beautiful and a perfect accompaniment to this lovely dress.
Handmade by Carolyn, gifted me with this gorgeous rayon/cotton blend fabric printed with the gum blossom flower, a beautiful flower native to Western Australia, Carolyn's beloved home. Perth, Australia must simply be a gorgeously wondrous place to live and I love learning about her country through what she shares on her blog and ig feed. This particular friendship between two women who sew, started over a Cadbury Vegemite Chocolate bar you can read about here. :)
NewLook Pattern 6261 view B, short version was chosen for Carolyn's beautiful fabric to give the fabric a chance to be the 'star'. A sheath dress with bust darts and long darts in the front and back, meant this design should also flatter my figure as well as showcase the fabric well. Having never made a sheath dress before, much less this pattern before, I was way too scared to cut into my precious fabric, so it was decided to make a wearable muslin first......
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White Rayon Bemberg Lining made in Japan from Britex Fabrics. The Japanese brand was a little more expensive, but I felt this dress deserved the best. Loved the way Britex's order arrived all wrapped in white tissue sealed with their logo, photo below.
Lucky Sew and Sew's terrific tutorial she wrote and photographed well. Let me tell you, I had her blog post saved in favorites and she has probably wondered who in the world has been viewing that page so many times! :)
order an invisible zipper foot for my Bernina 1230 only to find the foot was backordered for over a month. To tell you the truth, I couldn't be upset as I was just thrilled this foot was still being made for my c.1995 machine, as many are not anymore.
open-air Wyche Pavilion set up for a wedding. This historic building was originally the Markley Carriage Factory Paint Shop.
Riverplace Bell Tower and Carillon and lucked out to hear them play at noon time.
Liberty Bridge, a pedestrian suspension cable bridge crossing the Reedy River, has become an icon for our town. "While bridges with similar structural concepts have been built in Europe, this bridge is unique in its geometry and there is nothing like it in the United States". credit here.
Happy Sewing Everyone! :)