A work in progress

Here’s what I’m working on this weekend.

Polka dotIt’s a petrol blue polka dot version of New Look 6864, as used in my Maximum Awesomus dress. And I’m using calico covered piping! This version will be knee length or shorter and is lined in a rich magenta.

Although I can’t wait to finish it my beloved mummy is coming to stay with me for a week and she arrives today! We’re hoping to knock out a Violet for her while she’s here so stay tuned for progress reports.

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. Do share what you’re working on. xxx



26 thoughts on “A work in progress

    • Cheers Amanda – I really wanted to add piping to the top band as well but that turned out to be really tricky so sticking to the midriff band instead

  1. I just love that shade of blue. It’s perfect!
    I’m making a confirmation dress for my daughter. Fortunately it doesn’t have to be white (that’s next year). I like sewing for her but I desperately want to make my Thurlows!!

  2. Oh what lovely work in progress! I love that the piping is off white and that you used calico… genius! I’ve never made my own piping. Do you have to cut the fabric on the bias?

    • I did cut it on the bias this time but actually I’ve made piping loads of times and never cut on bias so not actually sure if it’s worth taking the extra time!

      • Thanks Joanne. I suppose if you were piping round curves like on the yoke of your dress, bias would help to manipulate it into shape. I need to find a project to try some out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. So cute! I love that kind of … i don’t know what it’s called! Collar? Bodice band? The u-shaped thingy that is both straps and the top of the bodice. I have a couple of RTW tops like that, I think they are so flattering! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Now I’m bothered by this. Anyone know what to call that part of a dress?

  4. This is looking gorgeous! I bet it is hard to stop work on it and move onto some thing else, even if it is something for your mother! The piping looks so nice, and I like that you’ve used calico.

  5. This looks lovely! I have made this pattern up before and I really loved it. Your maxi dress version is such a good idea!

  6. That looks gorgeous! Can’t wait to see it all finished. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the calico piping on it – such a good contrast.

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