Hey Hey Hey My People!!!!!
It’s been a LOOOOONG time I know. I beg your pardon. If you follow us on Instagram, you might have figured out that I was out of the country for a few days. I’ll have a recap for you – it was a fun trip – I ate good food (but no too much), and saw some wonderful shows.
I meant to schedule posts but I got caught up trying to finish work, and also some clothes. Like the one I’m sharing today – it’s a dress I made for my mum. She doesn’t wear as many dresses as before because, like me, getting the right fit for our upper body/lower body ratio is difficult. Especially with pencil dresses – custom is always better – so lately I’ve started making them for her.
I saw this lovely lace at Mood and I just had to have it for my mum. It reminds me of wool boucle. Instead of lining it, I decided to underline it with some silk. I was so busy thinking about how pretty the fabric was that I didn’t realise I would end up doing A LOT of hand sewing to finish the seams – which meant I actually took the dress with me to finish it because I only it started a few days before my trip.
When it came to finishing the seams, I didn’t want to do a serger finish, so I bias bound the seams with some silk. The lace had some loft and I didn’t want to overpress the seams to force the seams to lay flat, so I slipstitched the seams to the underlining. That way it didn’t show on the exterior. The sleeves were not underlined.
And that’s it! My mum loved it. I was worried she wouldn’t want it posted before she actually wore the dress but she graciously modeled it so I could share with you all! I can’t wait for her to rock it.
On a major note, I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. Aside from fun food and hanging out with family, it is always great to celebrate the reason we here are Christians – the death and resurrection of Christ for our salvation.
Have a blessed week!
More to come from Nigeria soon.