Monday, 21 September 2009

Vogue wrap dress, and what I really worked on this week

Here is my fourth version of Vogue 8379. This one is from silk jersey, like the butterfly dress I made last year and have just about worn out, but I do not like this one so much. I think this dress pattern is more successful in a print, which disguises the rather messy front waist and pleats, but the dress is comfortable, cool to wear, and I think I will get a lot of use from it, just like the other 2 dress versions I already have. It is rather shiny in comparison to the other silk jersey dress, and I forgot to make the ties longer.



I did not do a lot of sewing last week. It was my son's birthday party on Saturday, and I spent most of my hobby time during the week working on his cake, with a bit of help from my children. I was able to do this as the Mr Men and Little Miss figures are all made from sugar modelling paste, and can be safely left to dry in a container weeks before use, and are actually more stable when left to dry for 24 hours or more. I made the cake in 3 lamington tins on Thursday, and froze it for less crumbly cutting, shaping, assembly and icing on Saturday morning.
I used a cake from Debbie Brown's book "More Character Cakes" as the inspiration for this birthday cake, but added a lot more characters, because they were the appealing aspect of the cake for my son. The balloon candles were a great find at the local supermarket. The children all loved the party, and we put a Mr Men book in each of the party bags, which I hope is almost as much fun as too many lollies. (We did put a few lollies in as well)



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8 comments:

MareeAlison said...

Hi Karen - I like your dress. I've made 3 of them but haven't worn them for a while. I tend to agree with you about the style suiting a patterned material. I also haven't made it with short sleeves. I think it could look nice with a small capped sleeve too. You are a hard working sewer. I love your blog.

Shannon said...

That dress is beautiful on you!

Cool cake!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Beautiful dress and oh, my gosh! What a gorgeous cake!

Claudine said...

Great dress, and very impressive cake!

Sue said...

The dress is cute - I actually prefer it in a single colour way.
The cake looks lovely - your son must have had a lovely Birhtday!

gwensews said...

Your dress is very becomming on you. Love the cake! And here I am going to Weight Watchers. Drats!

RuthieK said...

Love the purple dress it is very current at the moment.

Karin said...

That's a lovely dress, it looks great on you. And that cake, oh my. What a piece of art!