Thursday, December 27, 2012

I Like Aeroplane Jelly

This statement is true. Although I prefer it when it's mixed with 1/3 vodka.

Hurrah! I love making up new patterns, although this one's been out for a couple of months, still relatively new in the Vintage Vogue line. Vogue 8789 is a gem, by far the easiest Vogue pattern I've ever dealt with. But I did make a few modifications.



I was excited to make the v-neck (which is incredibly simple with this pattern) and anticipated a giant circle skirt from this delightful fabric, however when I was cutting out the pieces I realised to my dismay that the skirt was yet another gathered rectangle! This simply will not do!



So I have added my own circle skirt, put the zipper in the back rather than in the side, and I pretty much didn't follow the instructions half the time.


I did my zip a bit differently and it looks a lot nicer than the ones I usually do. With enough practice I'm sure I'll perfect it eventually.



The fabric was hidden away on Spotlight's clearance table at $4 a meter. Having never seen it before I'm assuming it was something randomly found in a big clear out of the dispatch area or something. I grabbed 4 meters and was surprised to see the next day the whole roll was gone. It really was too cute to pass up and I'm so glad I got it when I did!


7 comments:

  1. Damn i was at Spotty on the weekend and didn't find any goodies on the clearnce table :(
    Love the dress, Circle skirts look awesome on u, where do u get your petticoats?

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  2. Super cute! Adore the full skirt, like you I've grown a bit 'meh' on gathered rectangles.

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  3. Love the red tulle skirt peeping out from underneath :) Lovely!

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  4. lovely! what fun. Bummer about the gathered skirt! lovely new mels too! i bought some on sale on boxing day online....cant wait for them to come ^__^

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  5. Ahh cute! Got so many good buys at spotlight yesterday:)

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  6. OMG I love this its sooo awesome. You have such a cute style I love it!

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