Monday, August 26, 2013

One Pattern Seven Bloggers - Revisited - Inspiration

The reception to our revisit of the one pattern seven bloggers idea has been a little overwhelming. Thanks to everyone that stopped by and commented on the post last week. Remember that the giveaway is still open, so head on over to that post and comment before the 31st of August to be in for a chance of winning one of the 8 prizes.

Today I'm going to talk a little about the inspiration for my dress...

As soon as the Macaron pattern was chosen I knew that I wanted to make a lace dress. Working with lace has been on my wish list for a while now, I was just waiting for the right inspiration for it, and I decided that this is it. I would be guilty of a massive omission if I didn't say I was heavily influenced by Liz's gorgeous lace Macaron in deciding that this would be a good project to try lace with. You can see all the details of her dress, pictured below, here.

The last added bonus to choosing to use lace, was that I decided that my Macaron could hopefully become my dress for Frocktails, and I thought lace could make a fantastic cocktail dress.

Liz's Gorgeous Macaron | Source

So, with that in mind I visited a few local stores looking for lace. Originally I was hoping for a nice coloured lace, that I could then put a neutral (probably black) behind. Sadly fabric shopping luck was not with me, and I was really struggling in finding some lace that I liked. Then finally I found this lovely black lace at GJs during a Social Sewing day:

I auditioned quite a few colours for the underlinining, but the sheer number of options was a bit overwhelming for my poor little indecisive self. Thankfully the lovely social sewing ladies were happy to weigh in with opinions on which to choose, and this olive green colour won, almost unanimously.

So that's my inspiration and fabric choices for my dress. Be sure to tune in next Monday to see the finished thing, and check out the blogs of the other ladies to see what their inspiration is:


  1. I love your choice of lace and cannot wait to see your dress complete! I am very indecisive as well, I think I need to bring sewers fabric shopping with me to help me decide :)

  2. Olive green and black lace!! Sounds great. I recently made a blouse with lace too :)

  3. The olive green looks gorgeous!! This is going to be so pretty when it's finished.

  4. The olive green was a great choice, it is going to look beautiful when it is done. Can't wait to see it.

  5. Oh my gosh - lace! It's going to be so pretty! And I'm happy you had the social ladies on board because that green is gorgeous.

  6. Yessss! Lace is so pretty and I'm glad you're brave enough to try it out...can't wait to see it!

  7. Yessss! Lace is so pretty and I'm glad you're brave enough to try it out...can't wait to see it!

  8. I love lace! This is going to look awesome. I love the combo of the black and olive.

  9. it's going to be magnificent, without the painful task of the pattern matching / centering that Liz must have had. the mind boggles.


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