The Irish Dancing Dress Project Commences

The beginning of one of my biggest sewing projects yet… my irish dancing dress!

Naturally there are no patterns for such a thing (there’s a couple online but the style has changed since). So I have begun by making a muslin of a jacket pattern that I sourced from BurdaStyle online (the Steffi jacket – only $3 bargin). I altered the pattern to have a front panel, a zip down the back and bell sleeves. Everything else seemed to fit well – I think.

Luckily my mother, sewing-extraordinaire, is in town and is going to come over and will have a look at the fitting for me and give me some ideas how to make the panels (seeing as she made my last two dresses!)

The skirt is going to be super tricky and I need to source some one that will do my embroidery and not charge an arm-and-a-leg! In saying that I’m housing sitting at the moment and massively enjoying having a dining table to convert into my sewing table much to Mr’s dismay.

Let’s see if I can get it complete for states in three weeks time (pushing my luck? perhaps just slightly) Watch this space!

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