Sunday, 27 July 2014

"Razzle Dazzle Em"

I promise this is going to be the last version of this dress.  I just thought I would make one more to get my value from the pattern, and this being my third version it really was a bit of a breeze. I didn't stress too much about tacking this time, but did finally work out how to insert the invisible zip properly. I remembered my techniques file from my City and Guild Fashion course, and there in it were the instructions and even a sample for an invisible zip. I must remember to use this file a bit more often.

This fabric was from the lovely Fabricland, and although my daughter doesn't really go for pink, this was a really subtle shade that we both liked. It was also quite a heavy cotton, which was very easy to sew.

So I had already planned to make this outfit, when she suddenly said that she would like to wear it in her end of year show: "Dazzle". So a bit of frantic sewing one weekend, and this time I let her win over the length, as she did have to dance in it. The show was fantastic, though quite emotional, as this is the end of primary school. 

So with the fabric I had cut off when hemming I made one of my "Land Girl Hairbands". I had forgotten how simple these are to make. The pattern is available in my Etsy Shop, and has three versions of tie. I have temporarily reduced the price to just $1. It is really fun to make bands to go with different outfits, but they are also a fairly quick make for anyone selling hairbands at fairs.


  1. Another stunning dress, I really love the subtle shade of pink you've used.

  2. Wonderful! A very pretty young lady in a very pretty dress, super :D
    Sunny greetings, Nata

  3. What beautiful photos you shared with us. The dress is so lovely and I love the way you made the matching headband. It's really pretty.

  4. Aww she looks sooooo beautiful, a great dress for such a special occasion! x

  5. Lovely dress, she looks great in it. Also I love the landgirl headbands, what a cool idea.

  6. I love the dress and the headband.