A Macaron a long time in the making
A long time ago I blogged about my plans on making a Macaron by Colette Patterns. And now the time is here! My macaron is finished. I finished the hem on february, 28th, so I'm counting this one for the #sewbluefebruary challenge over at sewcialists. I started this dress on the first of february, and wanted to finish it earlier, but sometimes life gets in the way of finishing a dress! I had a lot of fun living, so all's well :-). Today was my boyfriend's birthdayparty so I wore my new dress. (The friend who helped me pick out the fabric was a guest as well, her first words when she saw me were: "You finally finished it!" It took me two years!) After the party, I forced my boyfriend into taking pictures, 'cause I was too
lazy tired to set up my tripod.
So, now it's picturetime!
The fabric was bought two years ago at Stoffenspektakel, a travelling fabric fair in Belgium and the Netherlands. The solid fabric is from Pauli. The best fabric shop in Leuven in my opinion.
I cut a straight size 6 for the bodice and graded from a six to a twelve for the skirt. No FBA needed in my opinion. Which is ironic, since I put off making a macaron after struggling with the FBA for it. Going with your guts often is the best thing to do.
Yes. That's me all happy cause it's finally finished and gorgeous. A friend who was staying over, even said she was impressed with how neat I sewed the thing. She said it twice :--)(my friend was in costume design with me, I wasn't good at sewing according to my teachers in costume design. That's why she was so surprised)
So, here's the bonus shot. Totally blaming that one on Corona and too much gluten and lactose free brownies.
What do you guys think? A make worth the wait?
Have a splendid week next week! I have the week off from classes and teaching, so I'll be sewing, preparing for next month and visiting my parents. HURRAY!