Hi everyone! This week sees me part of MaaiDesign’s blog tour of her new fabric line – See You at Six!

This new line is rayon and there are 12 different colour / pattern options to choose from. Being self-taught, my knowledge of fabric is sketchy at best, so I was open to the opportunity of sewing a dress in rayon especially as Maaike described it’s main benefit as ‘drape’.

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I chose ‘Cracks – Black and white’ and was not disappointed. I call this my David Jones dress as it feels like a fresh variation on their famous Houndstooth pattern. The fabric is beautiful on the skin, drapes as promised, but doesn’t compromise on weight, so no need for lining.

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My dress is the Myrtle by Colette Designs. I’ve wanted to make this pattern for so long and it was the perfect choice for the time-poor seamstress, as it is a quick sew. Myrtle can be made in woven or knit and the rayon lent itself perfectly. I have a weakness for cowl necklines and my dress does not disappoint! Love a bit of asymmetry!

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The waist of this dress is elasticised (win win!), but I like to add a belt to finish the look.

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I can see Myrtle out for cocktails (see you at 6!) or making an impression at work, which is where mine will get its outings. So what are you waiting for??? Go get you some rayon now!

Maaike is offering a 10% discount on the See You At Six collection until the 30th of September. Discount code: seeyouatsix.

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And make sure you check out the other bloggers below this month to get some more inspiration!

12th of September: Shelley from Bartacks and Singletrack

13th of September: Kate from Sewing With Kate

14th of September: Nicola from Create.nic

15th of September: Anna from Blogless Anna

16th of September: Caroline from Usefulbox

17th of September: Suz from Sewpony

18th of September: Allison from The Tall Mama

19th of September: Toni from Make It Perfect

20th of September: Suzanne from Dressed in Pretty Little Things

21st of September: Natalie from Sew Outnumbered

22nd of September: Jenya from While She Was Sleeping

23rd of September: Maaike from MaaiDesign

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Roll on summer I want to get wearing this dress!

xx

 

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