I fell head over heels in love with it, especially the fabric because it reminded me of these gorgeous Christopher Kane galaxy print dresses from a few seasons ago:
|Christopher Kane, resort 2011|
The internet came through, namely Ebay, where I scored a couple of single bed sized fitted sheets - I bought 2 just in case the pattern I had in mind wouldn't fit the fabric. I went through my patterns and eventually settled on the sleeveless bodice of this one:
- combined with the skirt of this one:
And here's my finished piece, the Christmas in Outer Space dress:
(I don't have any photoshop skillz, so jumping up and down on the bed was the best I could do in order to convey a feeling of weightlessness!)
I made some small adjustments to the patterns, namely adding about 1" to the waist measurement of the bodice. I also moved the back zip to the left side, as I wanted as few seams as possible disrupting that fantastic print:
As usual, I lined the skirt with a contrasting lining, this time orange because I felt it was in keeping with the solar flares in the print:
Close up of the neckline:
|2nd prize winner!|
And what did I get? £300 cold hard cash - brilliant! This was how I felt:
I sort of have a small idea what to do with it, but I may need some advice...
I think I might go all modern and invest in an overlocker! But which one to buy? Being an overlocker novice, I need one that's relatively easy to use, but I want it to do as much as possible, and I don't want it to be too big, but not totally lightweight either. So... it has to be perfect, basically! Does anyone have any suggestions?I'd really appreciate any advice on what to look for.
Anyway, I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and has lots of fun stuff planned to ring in the New Year!
See you soon!