Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stuff and stuff

Well, first things first, I won my very first giveaway!

Valori Wells had a giveaway on her blog. Lucky me, I won :) I received 3 yards of her new Wish Voile (available here) and the Jillie wrap skirt pattern (available here). I've been a fan of her fabric designs for a while now.

I'm a winner!
I plan to use the voile for my inspiration dress, mentioned in this post.  The linen I ordered from Mood turned out to be a tad too orange-coral than pinky-orange coral. Not a big fan of orange, but the fabric itself is gorgeous. Beautiful feel and drape. I plan to use it for a wrap dress instead.

In other news, my Hawthorn dress is just about complete. It just lacks buttons and a hem. I'm letting it hang on my dress form overnight. The directions don't mention to do this but with this type of skirt, it's an important step. You don't want to end up with a wonky hem.

Not sure about the buttons though. I have black and white. I'm leaning towards black buttons mainly because I've never used black buttons before. Would black buttons overwhelm the dress or just blend into all the black dots on the fabric? Decisions.

Overall, I am happy with my Hawthorn. I modified my trusty Butterick 4386 bodice instead of using the original Hawthorn bodice. I just didn't have the patience to try and make it fit with a billion dart alterations.

Anyway, there will be a detailed review once I finish it and take some photos. I've been camera-shy for a bit now. I'm slowly coming back around.


  1. I think black buttons will be just fine. I look forward to seeing your finished dress.

  2. Go with the black, but not too big (not sure what size the pattern recommends). You don't want them to be huge in comparison to the dots.


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