Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The dress...!

Hello Everyone
Thank you for calling and if you have time to leave a comment - then thank you. I do appreciate it and if you have a blog, please let me know so that I can return the favour. Thank you for your recent comments about this urticaria thingy. I'm coming to terms with it. I am seeing my GP later this week to find out about what to expect symptom wise if ever I have the misfortune to need to use an Epipen. I will still be paddling Mrs Duck, might need to heat the pond up a fraction for me though

The infamous dress is finished - Yay!
After the issues with my (new!) sewing machine, messing about with the pattern, lengthening waist, and length of dress, altering the size, adding pockets,putting the buttonholes on the wrong piece of pocket, first time of doing a princess seam, taking away the pleats etc I am quite pleased with the result. I did enjoy doing it and have learnt a lot of lessons, so I will carry on.
I made it because I wanted a floor length dress for work that had pockets to accommodate my insulin pump - hence the pockets with a buttonhole to feed the tubing through. All of the dresses I'd seen in the shops were bandeau style with spaghetti straps - not suitable for work or were made from stretchy fabric that clung too much around the lumpy bits. I wore it to work today and had a couple of very nice comments so it couldn't have looked too bad. I just don't like my photograph being taken. It looks quite full in the photo which I think is down to the fabric, the way I'm standing, my bad body shape I dunno, I will look out for a softer fabric next time 

Anyway, back to card making over the next few days I really must make a start on some Christmas cards! See you Thursday


  1. Brilliant dress Karen, beautiful colour.
    Now you have the pattern the next one will be an easier make.
    Patricia x

  2. Karen, your dress is lovely and well done you for keep going when things weren't going to plan. I bit like card making its it?? Or knitting when you make a mistake. Stop and think and it all turns out perfectly. Hazel xv

  3. Brilliant job, it looks great, xxxx

  4. Oh Karen,
    Your dress is beautiful and the fabric is lovely. I love it, it's elegant and looks gorgeous.
    Maureen xxx

  5. Move over Kate Moss! You made a lovely dress Karen and the colour is so fresh, really suits you. Best wishes Jackie x

  6. Karen, you did it ! Well done for sticking with it when things went wrong. The dress is lovely and the material looks good too. A pretty photo of you !
    Maria xx

  7. Hi Karen,

    Wow what a stunning dress, you look absolutely gorgeous in it, beautiful colour. You have done so well, its a lovely photograph of you too.

    So sorry to read your bad news, I have heard the saying many times lol! I am sure as time goes by you will adapt to any changes you have to make to keep yourself safe. Take care

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Hi Karen,
    been missing for a week with a family visit.
    So I do hope I haven't missed too much.
    wonderful dress, and gorgeous colour.
    You look wonderful in it.
    I'm so sure you will adapt to your health issues.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Well done Karen your dress is beautiful.
    Margaret xxx

  10. Great job Karen, a lovely dress and just my colour!

    Hugs Erika. x

  11. Hi Karen
    Just catching up and my you've been a busy girl!
    What a super dress. My Mum was brilliant at making clothes but its not in my DNA sadly lol!
    It looks great on you too. . . . .no lumpy bits that I can see.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x