Editor’s note: This month we are pleased to welcome Haylee, a college student from Utah, as our newest Mood Sewing Network blogger. She writes a blog called Threaded. She isn’t participating in the lace challenge but check out these chic lace skirts she and her mom made for the bridesmaids to wear at her brother’s wedding (lace from Mood!). Welcome, Haylee!
This month I decided to re-make the Shimmer Down dress from Tobi.
I fell in love with this dress when I saw it but I’m a more conservative dresser so the mini length wasn’t going to work. I couldn’t get the dress out of my head, though (so dramatic I know! 🙂 so plan B it was.
I was pumped to find this muted gold baby sequin fabric from Mood for the bodice because it was exactly what I was looking for, so that worked out well. The skirt fabric was from my stash. As for the pattern, I drafted the bodice/sleeves and then used the skirt pattern from another one I had laying around. (New Look 6723, to be specific.) Editor’s note: Haylee’s baby sequin fabric was a closeout fabric, which is sadly all gone. Here’s a gold brocade from Carolina Herrera that would work well for the bodice; here’s an ivory 4-ply silk crepe that’s perfect for the skirt part of the dress.
I really like how it turned out, so I’m excited. I like how the V-neck back looks, and I like that the dress isn’t too “in your face” sparkly. That makes me happy because I don’t want to be reflecting sunlight everywhere I go. (Ha, though I definitely am working on a skirt right now that is the epitome of “in your face” shiny. So don’t quote me on that later.) 🙂
Yay for sewing projects that work out!