Simply Sewing – Issue 11 – I made the cover again!

Can’t believe a month has whizzed by already since the last issue of Simply Sewing came out. I’ve been quietly excited about the big reveal of this one. I’m always a little nervous when I parcel up my contribution and post it off to the magazine for photographing. Will they like it? Will they think it’s up to standard? Will it fit the model right?  Worse still….will it fall apart in the middle of the shoot!! Ok, maybe that last one is major irrational, ha ha! That’s sewist self doubt for ya! In any case, when I sent THIS dress off I had a rare moment of bullishness. “This” I thought “is gonna look awesome!” and sure enough…PRESS - SIMPLY SEWING - ISSUE 11 - INFINITY DRESS

When we were discussing the make for this issue, Charlie and I were clear it had to be a party frock. Then we thought, sod it! Let’s give you several party dresses in one and make an infinity dress! There are oodles of ways to tie these and the magazine features a few examples but there are many many more ways…an infinite number of ways you could say 😉PRESS - SIMPLY SEWING - ISSUE 11 - INFINITY DRESS - INTRO

In my opinion it’s WELL worth going for a more luxury jersey for this make. One because it’s a party frock for heavens sake! Two, because it needs to have not only decent stretch and drape….but decent recovery too. Three, you’re making multiple dresses out of one bolt of fabric making the cost to wear ratio pretty darn awesome! This one is from Fabric Godmother and available in a range of colours here.(If you’re thinking of buying some… Don’t forget to use PORTIAXMAS at checkout for 10% off AND have you entered the giveaway yet?? Closes this Sunday )

These dresses have soooo much potential. This one features a midi circle skirt (hanging then hemming that puppy was fun!) but you could do a more simple gathered skirt in midi or maxi length. Getting married? What better way to coordinate your bridesmaids but still allow them individuality in the way they tie them! We went bold for the magazine. That’s what Simply Sewing like. Me? Well you know I like to wear more muted tones (some might call me a colour phobe, lol!) and I can’t help but think this would make the perfect LBD in some black jersey or some gorgeous muted tones like gunmetal, slate and charcoal grey…or a deep indigo blue! Hey, blue is a colour!! Here’s a little more inspo 😉

infinity dress inspo

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  1. Lisa December 3, 2015

    Wow! This looks great! I feel like Tim Gunn should come on and call this a ” wow moment “. 😉

    • portia December 3, 2015

      Thanks lady! Who’s Tim Gunn?? Lol!

  2. Tilly December 4, 2015

    One word – awesome. xx


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