Sunday, 15 September 2013

A Second Sewaholic Saltspring!

It's been so difficult to work out what to share with you all first.  But I've decided I'd get all my holiday makes out of the way this week and leave the best til last!  So here's my first holiday make,but my second Saltspring Dress (see my first here!)
 

 I'm not going to bore you with construction details and such as I dont that the last time.  Again I omitted the zip but I done the waist slightly differently.  Instead of top-stitching to make the channel, I stitched the waistline together and then encased the elastic and stitched the waist seams closed.  This means no visible top-stitching at the waist!  Oh and obviously this is the long version, that I had to lengthen by a few inches!

The fabric I've used this time is a poly crepe de chine type fabric that I bought for an amazing £1.99/m in the sale at work!  So this dress cost me like £6.00 to make.  I bought 4 metres, used 3ish for the dress then used some of the left overs as lining for a little jacket.  I'm not sure how clearly you can see in the pic above, but the center of the flowers have a chartreuse (lime) green highlight so I used this colour of cotton poplin to make a matching jacket using Simplicity 1688.

Stupidly I forgot to take pictures of the jacket, but found this one of me and mum and I'm wearing the two as an outfit here.  We're standing just out St Peter's Square at the Vatican in Rome.  Mum's also wearing something I made her, but I'll get to the post on that make!

Funny story about the day I wore this.  I wore this on our day to Rome.  So we got up early and off the ship straight away to get on the 8.43 train to Rome, we decided to get of at San Pietro station to go to the Vatican and see the Sistine Chapel first thing before doing the bus tour.  So we done as planned and when we stepped through the security at the Vatican and into St Peter's square, we were met by literally thousands of people.  Mum and I were like, 'clearly we're missing something, there must be something on'.  I tried Google-ing and nothing showed up so we were really confused.  Then up at the front, there were various Priests from many countries welcoming visiting congregations to the square, so we were convinced there was something going on.  The 10 o'clock came around and some music started, followed by the Pope doing a drive by!  Seriously!  Turns out that the square was sectioned off into little areas with 'roads' in between where the Pope can drive through on the Pope mobile and greet his congregations!  Now I'm not a catholic, but it really was quite something to see, so I thought I'd share a few photos from that!
 
 
 
 
 
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6 comments:

  1. Wow! Gorgeous dress and how cool that you got to see the Pope!

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    1. Thanks love! I know, it was such a bizarre experience!

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  2. Love the dress and it looks so cool with the jacket, love the green!

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    1. Thanks Lou, I think I'm a little obsessed with the green now as I keep looking at things in that shade! ha

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  3. The jacket and dress look perfect together, I love the colours! Accidentally seeing the Pope?! How exciting!

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    1. Thanks Fiona, I'm still obsessing over these colours! And the pope, both the most bizarre and overwhelming thing to happen in a long time!

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