with Amanda of Bimble & Pimble
Needless to say, a new dress was required for the occasion. I settled on another version of the Elisalex, I love my previous version but of course I have already worn that - I needed something new!
As I had made it before construction wise I didn't change too much although I did cut a much smaller size in the shoulders, this time was a 6 and grading to a 10 for the rest of the bodice. I raised the shoulders about 1cm and took a 1" wedge out of the upper back which resulted in a near perfect fit.
But my pièce de résistance is the pockets - not only have I put some in, I had an idea (brilliant if I say so myself) of putting an invisible zipper on one so that I could put my cards & cash in for going out. No more carrying a handbag or worrying where it is when I have had too many cocktails. Genius I say!! (yep modest much?)
Can you see the zip?? Me neither!!
Whilst I was in Melbourne I also did rather a lot of fabric shopping so I may have to consider a self-imposed ban whilst I do a bit of catch up! Ok, considered and I don't want to be rash, what if something else comes along? ;)
Look out for next year's meetup in Sydney!!