Flash back to mid November and I got the chance to meet these lovely ladies for the first time in a secret location in Manchester.
I'd made quite a selection of Simple Sew patterns before I was invited to become a member of the team so bought along a few outfit changes on the day (more than I had time to change into ha!)
First up,Skater Dress
One of my most frequently worn Simple Sews. The Skater Dress bodice is similar to that of the Charlotte but features a full skirt, perfect for parties! For my velvet skater dress I cut my skirt in quarters so that the nap of the fabric all went in the right direction. I chose a stretch fabric, but a nice woven could add some real good body to that skirt.
My velvet Skater Dress can be found HERE
The Charlotte Dress pattern is a semi-fitted, straight skirt, multi-choice sleeve affair, with a lovely scoop neck. I made the pattern for mine a little smaller and used a jersey fabric, but I've seen some great ones in wovens. I've found the classic style makes the dress great for work events.
You can read about the making of HERE
Cheated a bit on this one! Technically I used the Skater Dress bodice with the Ruby Dress skirt (they are pretty much the same!). I swapped sleeves or armhole facing for bias binding at the arm holes. Again I cut the skirt in panels, this time so my fabric design wasn't cut diagonally.
Read more about my Ruby/Skater HERE
The English Tea Dress
Love the little cap sleeves on the English Tea Dress! I chose a light viscose with a cosmic swirly design for a summery, hippieish vibe. The bodice comes to a V at the centre front mimicking the Vneck.
HERE I am sporting cosmic vibes in my English Tea Dress last summer.
Becoming part of a blog team alongside my own blogging adventures has not only given me the chance to create some sweet makes, but also the opportunity to meet and mingle with other girls partaking in a similar journey to myself.
All patterns can be found on the Simple Sew Website (you can click through the links in my post).
Here's to the next Blogger Meet Up!
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