In celebration of Minerva Crafts’ big meetup (coming up on the 14th. Oh how I wish I could be there!), they sent each of us in their blogging network extra-fancy materials so we could make an extra-fancy dress. They will all be revealed on the day of the meetup, but we were given permission to post sneak-peaks ahead of time.
I picked vintage McCalls 9575 for the dress because I thought that the simple silhouette would be perfect to show off the gorgeous lace fabric. Excuse me, the gorgeous lace and sequin fabric!
I ended up sewing the whole dress on the sewing machine that my mom learned to sew on in the 70’s. An old Kenmore. My new(ish) Pfaff was in the shop for a couple days so I started the dress on the Kenmore and I enjoyed sewing on her so much (as is usually the case when I bring her out from her cover), that I decided to sew the whole dress on her.
I don’t post many work-in-progress posts on my blog, so if you generally like to hear musings on getting sequins everywhere make sure you’re following me on Twitter and if you like sneak-peaks and WIP shots, I’d love it if you’d follow me on Instagram (which I’m trying to get the hang of using!).