Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lauren's Silk Duppion Rosette Dress.



What a thrill it is to see the end result after our customers leave our stores with their purchased fabrics.

In Lauren's case, for an upcoming school formal she had seen a gorgeous dress in the stores. However the pricetag was outside her price range, even more so when made in 100% polyester.

The advantage of being a sewer, she realised that she could make it herself. And what a fabulous job she did! And isn't it fantastic to see someone so young sewing?
Lauren emailed me this gorgeous photo and wrote:

'Dear Colette,

Here is a photo of my formal dress as promised. I used the silk duppion in 'Flesh' and used McCall's Pattern M5095 for the bodice. I didn't use any pattern for the skirt but rather just used twice the width of the material ( 3 metres) and gathered it. I also created the rose by rolling and scrunching the material and just catching it into place.

I would like to thank you and your staff at the Chatswood store for helping me choose the material.'


Anytime Lauren and well done on a fabulous formal dress.

xxx

10 comments:

  1. it is very charming! so exciting to see young ladies sewing!

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  2. What a wonderful dress. I love the rose at the center. Way better than what she would find in a store!

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  3. How beautiful is that! She did a wonderful job - bet she had the best dress there :)

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  4. That's very inspiring!
    I LOVE it!

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  5. The huge flower totally makes the dress. Very fun and youthful. Great job Lauren!

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  6. she looks so gorgeous i cnat believe she made it, it looks better than the store one, i saw another girl wearing the one from the store at another formal a couple of weeks ago but this one takes the cake, hands down!!!!

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  7. How fabulous...dresses are so much fun. Lauren, you look gorgeous.

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  8. Lauren is a very talented girl to make her own formal dress. I can only hope my grand daughter Ruby has the satisfaction and pleasure of making her own as I did for her mother. She is showing an interest in fabric and patterns already with my guidance and she's only 3 years old!

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  9. Lauren's dress is fabulous and she looks amazing !! And of course can't help but agree with Lauren about those gorgeous girls at the Chatswood store....especially that blonde one !!!

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  10. To all those that left comments
    Thank you so much for all your beautiful comments, I really appreciate them!

    Lauren

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