Thursday, 26 June 2014

Minerva Posh Frock Reveal

A couple of weeks ago I gave you a little teaser of a special outfit I was making to wear for the Minerva Crafts blogger meet up dinner (wow, that was a mouthful, wasn't it!?)
 
Well, as I'm sure you know, the big event has now taken place, and I can therefore reveal my dress in all it's glory.
 

 
I'm really pleased with how it turned out, even though I say so myself! 
 
I have a "thing" for one shouldered dresses. I've wanted one ever since my mum convinced me that a one shouldered wedding dress wasn't appropriate (I still think it would have been gorgeous, but that's another story).
 
So, given the opportunity to make a posh frock, that's where my mind headed first.  I found a Butterick pattern, B5987 that had the perfect one shouldered bodice and paired it with some gorgeous John Kaldor cotton lawn.   As I mentioned in my teaser post, I underlined the bodice with silk organza.  Although I considered boning the bodice I didn't, but maybe should have put one piece of boning by the zip, as it did wrinkle a little. 
 
 
As you can see, I changed the skirt.  I didn't fancy the gathers around my waist, so I drafted my own skirt.  I think it ended up being approximately a semi circle, which I loosely pleated onto the bottom of the bodice. 
 
 
The bodice creates an almost cap sleeve on the left which I found very flattering and comfortable. 
 
 
It was a great dress to wear for a fantastic evening.  Thank you Minerva Crafts for giving me the opportunity, and occasion to make such a posh frock!

 

 

 


 

 
 
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17 comments:

  1. It was lovely to meet you Sam! And your dress is even more wonderful in real life :)

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    1. It was lovely to meet you too. Thank you for the comment about my dress, I'm desperately trying to find an occasion I can wear it again!

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  2. wit woo! it looks lovely! i'm so sorry i didn't get to meet you! will be blogging my almost worn dress next week!

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    1. Thank you Jo. It was such a shame you couldn't be there. Look forward to seeing your dress soon though.

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  3. It's so gorgeous!!! Love the one shoulder look and the fabric is perfect!

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    1. Thank you! I think this was a perfect match between pattern and fabric.

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  4. Sam this is so gorgeous - you look absolutely beautiful in it! Hope you had a great evening. Rae

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    1. Thank you Rae. Yes, I had a great evening.

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  5. You look gorgeous in this. The whole thing is just beautifully sewn and very glam. Hope you do get to wear it again!

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    1. Thanks Manju. I felt very glam but still comfortable.

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  6. It's gorgeous! I love the big spots and definitely the one shoulder. You definitely need an occasion to wear this again- night out on the town?

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    1. Thanks Liza Jane, I love the big spots too, and they're in "my" colours!

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  7. It's so beautiful, Sam! You have a right to be proud!!

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  8. This is a gorgeous dress!! It looks really glam with the one shoulder and I love the big spots!

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  9. Beautiful! Love the style and the colours on you.

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