When Alida over at Alida makes announced her new series Sew the Show, I was all Gung Ho about it. It combines TV and sewing so why would I not? I started watching the series 'The Honorable Woman' (which I loved by the way), and then came the realization that I would have to sew for myself and not just that - it would also have to be photographed and blogged about. Not to mention that Nessa Stein is one skinny,tall woman with a wardrobe to be coveted by all. If you have been following my blog you know that I only sew for and blog about my kids.
The weight has slowly crept on over the past years , and I really just don't feel like sewing for myself because I keep saying - "I will as soon as I lose the weight" Let's be realistic - This might not happen as soon as I would like.
With this series I decided to embrace how I look and to start sewing for myself again. I have to say my kids definitely encouraged me without them realizing it. Kids looks at us so differently . My kids always tells me how beautiful I am. They do not see size(at least not yet) - just a person who loves them and for them that is Beauty.
In Episode 4 Nessa heads to the West Bank to open a new computer faculty at the Stein Foundation's university. She wears a black dress with lace inset around the neck as well as the sleeves.
From all her looks I thought that the above will probably be the best to pull off to suit me.
I used the Washi dress pattern by Made-by-Rae which is probably my favorite dress pattern at this stage. I added the big bow collar (Nessa has a few silk shirts with big bows) and the sleeves from the expansion pack. The fabric is beautiful rose knit fabric from my ever growing Knitfix collection from Girl Charlee . I added black stretch lace ( also from Girl Charlee ) in the sleeves and also around the neck. ( around the neck is a double layer lace and reinforced at the seams to minimize stretch)
Another plus of this pattern is that it has POCKETS, now who doesn't love that?
I also added knit interfacing on the bow to stabilize it.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my personal debut on the Blog.
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