Friday, February 28, 2020

KW Frocktails: One Month & Counting!

The first really local to me Frocktails is happening in Kitchener Waterloo, in just one month: March 28th, 2020! I'm so excited about this -- it is going to be such fun to socialize with other sewists on a night out.

There are lots of great sponsors, and a great location; I'm really looking forward to it!

But of course, on such a night, full of other garment makers, I want to wear something really special! I most likely already have something I *could* wear, but why not try something new and fancy? :)

I have a few ideas, and need a little help -- which one should I pick? In a perfect world I could make all three, and then wear them whenever I needed them, but since I have a month, I will go with one. All of my ideas are quite different, though they are all matches of patterns and fabric I have in my stash now.

First off, I am looking at the SewDifferent Essential Denim Dress -- but I would be sewing it in fancier fabric! I have a gold metallic leopard print and a bronzey denim weight suiting that could mix and match well with this pattern. Both sides of the leopard print are usable as well, so that would add more to the pieced nature of this dress.

Next, there is a Vogue pattern I've had for quite a while now, and it is a party dress for sure. Vogue 9265 has a full skirt and nice big sleeves, and I have a burnout velvet and black lining that would be really nice for this design.

And then there is this incredible fabric I picked in Toronto the last time I was there. It's a stretch velvet with the wildest rose/matriochka print. And some sparkle! If this doesn't say party, I don't know what does. But I'm not sure which pattern to use for this -- I don't want many seams to break up this print.

scissors for scale
Perhaps a Laundry Day Tee in dress length, and no cowl? Or maybe a repeat of this Burda #101 from the Sept 2018 issue, that I made as a Christmas dress in 2018. Hmmm. I don't want to waste this amazing fabric.

Laundry Day Tee (swing tee/dress)

Burda 101/09/2018
Opinions? Please share them asap! If you're local to this area, I hope I'll be seeing you at KW Frocktails!


  1. My vote? Laundry Day dress with wildest roses. Sounds like it will be a fun night. Too bad Waterloo isn't a direct flight from Winnipeg.

    1. Wouldn't that be great if you could just pop out?? I do love those roses...

  2. The metallic leopard print gets my vote!

  3. Metal leopard [lol should that be Leppard in this instance?] pieced dress for the grrrr factor

  4. The gold! Love that combo of fabrics. Cats rule.


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