Thursday, 15 March 2012

A Sewing Treat

I recently took out a trial subscription to Sew Magazine. It was £5 for 3 issues which I didn't think I could really go wrong with even though most of the projects inside are little crafty things that I probably won't make. The first issue arrived through my letterbox yesterday and let's just say it has definitely paid for iteslf a few times over already as this was the free pattern that came with it!




A beautiful dress to make up in a number of variations for summer I think you'll agree. However I was doubly excited to have this free gift land on my mat as it is just the perfect pattern to make up a replica of the dress I've had my eye on from 'An Education' for the Sew Cinematic project!


I'm thinking the third view in from the left on the second row with the fitted skirt is going to be ideal. What a wonderful sewing conicidence! It just about made my day!

4 comments:

  1. I love it when things like this happen! The design you've pointed out is perfect for that dress! Can't wait to see it all made up :)

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    1. Neither can I! I think I'm going to have to break my no new fabric ban I imposed after the weekend to find something perfect for this!

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  2. I used this pattern to re-create that EXACT DRESS from An Education for a Sew Weekly Challenge! My advice: use the thin vs. thick collar for the neckline. The thick one didn't work out so well for me (it got all wavy around the edges). If you want to see how mine kinda turned out, I blogged about it here: http://retrorabbithole.blogspot.com/2012/02/double-feature-eduction.html

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    1. Wow! These coincidences are getting stranger and stranger! Thanks for the advice, your write up is going to provide invaluable when sewing this up I'm sure! I've got some printed cotton at home that I'm tempted to use but I think it might not be quite stiff enough for the shape of this dress, I think thin with not much of a drape may be the way to go then

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