I had the opportunity to test a pattern for Haley over at Mouse House Creations this week.
I was watching the Return of the King the other night (*ahem* again), and Eowyn’s robe struck me as being the perfect palette for this dress. I love the combination of using fur trim, and textured fabric, and hints of pale gold. *sigh*
This inspiration led me on a fabric hunt at Joanns, and I found the perfect blue, only, it was knit. Meh. So I looked some more (and on that note, a special “Thank You” to my husband for his tower of patience while helping me at the fabric store. I love that he comes with me and more importantly-gives me input!.) and found this beautiful textured rose-pink satin-like fabric with a sparkle that unfortunately doesn’t show up in the photos. It is gorgeous. I paired that with some super soft minky fur, and light gold tulle. And voila….
Anyhow, back to the pattern. This dress is classic design with faux cap sleeves. I think this may be my favorite feature! The bodice and sleeves are all one pattern. It would have been a quick sew, but I chose many slippery fabrics to work with, and that made me very careful. I think woven cottons would be really easy to manage and make it go way faster. Even with my slowness, it only took a few hours to sew this one up.
If you are looking for a great new pattern, it will be released some time next week. Check out Haley’s blog for more details!
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