New episode of the CT show, now live on YouTube

Hello,

During a rather annoying computer malfunction, which prevented me from posting videos, I spent an hour in the garden taking random pictures. During editing, I noticed that I had enough images to create a rainbow effect.  As a symbol of hope, the rainbow is very important to me, and I thought during these strange times, it may bring some hope to others, So here are the results, enjoy.

daisy meadow dress, michael miller fabric pattern simplicity 2444

Great British Sewing Bee 1 hour challenge – week 6

Hello,

Well, it’s been an interesting week in London. I’ve been glued to the news 1 minute and distracting myself from the news with my sewing machine the next. I decided to keep calm and carry on sewing.

As a result, I have created the Daisy Meadow dress.  As a person who rarely wears dresses (I’m more of a t-shirt and comfy trousers person), I’m so happy with this dress.

daisy meadow dress, michael miller fabric pattern simplicity 2444
Daisy Meadow Dress by Champagne Twist

Details:

Pattern: Simplicity 2444 bodice, self designed skirt, with in-seam pockets

Fabric: Daisy Meadow by Michael Miller

Fabric Composition: 100% Cotton

Comments:  This is my first green dress.  From afar, I will probably look like a walking meadow, but I honestly don’t care, I’m so happy with my new frock. This dress was on the to-do list for months, using a pattern that I purchased years ago.  I finally managed to make the famous Simplicity 2444 dress, and I’m pretty chuffed with it.

The dress came together very quickly, it was stitched up within an hour, however I had to order a green zip, hence the delay in completion.  I didn’t have to make any adjustments to the bodice, but I did have to draft a new skirt as the fabric wasn’t wide enough.

dress made with michael miller fabric daisy meadow, made by champagnetwist.wordpress.com
Daisy Meadow Dress by Champagne Twist

I also didn’t bother with the arm hole facing pattern, as would like to use the left over fabric for something else.  So I used some pre-made bias binding I had in my stash. Yes it’s not green, but the trend this year is to use a surprise lining, and facings are sort of like surprise linings, right?

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Bias binding facing, in a contrasting print.

Anyway, I aim to post some more pictures over the next few days, but over all I really like this pattern – expect to see more soon.

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Dolce and Gabbana daisy embroidered dress.

Help wanted! Looking for daisies

Hello again,

I was wondering if you clever people could help me locate a rather difficult to find item.  I need some large appliqué daisies for one of my projects. I have searched the internet for nearly a week and lo and beyond came up a cropper!

The appliqué daisies I’m looking for are similar to those found on the dress in the picture below …

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 21.53.36I’m trying to locate the large appliqué daisies – so if you know where I can source them, please comment below and you will get a great big thank you from me.

Thanks in advance!