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Drinking tea with friends

If there's one kind of party that I like, it's one without too loud music and the ability to have a conversation with people.  When I was invited to a surprise garden party for one of my close high school friends, of course I had to say yes and of course I would decide to make a cute dress.  After all, my wardrobe only has one floral dress (, I should remedy that soon).

Um, I mean, I wanted to up my sewing skills.

When I had to choose a pattern, I found this one (it's a New Look pattern - misses 6742, I so recommend it with edits) in my pattern drawer, so I decided to use it, changing the skirt waistband from the hips to the waist.  Because it's more flattering on me and all.

Tea dress

I love it!  Turns out, finding a light floral patterned (which has pink in it, I'll get to that!) fabric in the middle of an Australian winter is harder than I thought...  It was worth it though!  To explain my need for pink, when I was cleaning out my fabric drawers I discovered that I had half made this dress previously.  The fabric was way too thin for me to want to wear out in public (hindsight's a bitch, huh), so I turned the skirt into a petticoat and used the top as lining.

Tea Dress with petticoat!

Can't wait to make this pattern again, I do need more cute dresses for my teaching prac coming up in a few months...

As always,

Until next time,


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