Wow! Simply stunning! Don't you think Kate Middleton's wedding dress was gorgeous? It was so simple and yet elegant. It is nice to see something a little different than the usual strapless dresses worn by today's brides. So chic and on trend. 'Lovely.'
Her Dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The dress is made of Satin Gazar with a French Chantilly lace overlay on the bodice and around the lower edge of the full skirt and train. The train was 2.7 meters long. It is buttoned down the back with a small peplum from the back waist. Simply beautiful!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
As we can see the dress was inspired by the one worn in 1956 by Grace Kelly the Princess of Monaco.
What did you think of Pippa's dress? I think it's beautiful but she almost stole the show.
My feeling is that Princess Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge has set a new trend in wedding attire. Don't you?
You know that feeling you get when you can't sew. Well, I'm feeling it right now! My sewing machine has been taken in for a service over the Easter break. I thought it would be the best time, as we will be away over Easter and I wouldn't have been sewing anyway but the withdrawal symptoms I'm feeling are much stronger than I imagined.
Soooo... what does one do when sewing is not on the agenda! Well, I had a couple of errands to do on my way home and found these magazines in the bookstore. I decided to purchase out of interest to see if there are any better choices than our Aussie ones.
We don't have much choice, here in Australia, for sewing magazines. Plenty if you want to do patchwork or some other type of craft but not for dressmaking. I have read Threads before and was always impressed but the other two are new to me. I thought I would give them all a try even though they were quite costly, to see if I would want to regularly purchase or even subscribe.
So far I have just had a quick look and like the ones here in Oz there are a lot of adds, but I guess all magazines need advertisers. The articles seem to be good. I will know better when I've had time to read them. Also the seasons are wrong for us here, but at least we can see what's coming up which allows for forward planning.
I will be taking them away with me and I will let you know my thoughts after I read them thoroughly.
I thought I would start by showing you one of my most comfortable dresses. I made this about 18 months ago after seeing a sketch drawing of it in a 'Sewing with Stitches' magazine.
The tunic style is made from a Butterick pattern in Ponti fabric (a double knit), was very easy to make and fits me perfectly. Although I feel the fabric is a little too stiff for the cowl neckline which doesn't drape well, I just love this dress.
Welcome to my blog! Once I get the hang of this I will be posting about the projects that are my passion. You will see my triumphs but also my disappointments along the way. Perhaps even get a little insight into what makes me who I am.