Lauren’s Silk Duppion Rosette Dress.

What a thrill it is to see the end result after our customers leave our stores with their purchased fabrics.

In Lauren’s case, for an upcoming school formal she had seen a gorgeous dress in the stores. However the pricetag was outside her price range, even more so when made in 100% polyester.

The advantage of being a sewer, she realised that she could make it herself. And what a fabulous job she did! And isn’t it fantastic to see someone so young sewing?
Lauren emailed me this gorgeous photo and wrote:

‘Dear Colette,

Here is a photo of my formal dress as promised. I used the silk duppion in ‘Flesh’ and used McCall’s Pattern M5095 for the bodice. I didn’t use any pattern for the skirt but rather just used twice the width of the material ( 3 metres) and gathered it. I also created the rose by rolling and scrunching the material and just catching it into place.

I would like to thank you and your staff at the Chatswood store for helping me choose the material.’

Anytime Lauren and well done on a fabulous formal dress.