Today I’m really happy to share a lovely sparkly number.
This is a happy little dress that makes me smile while wearing it!!
I made this dress in association with a new online store, White Tree Fabrics, who specialise in dressmaking fabrics, haberdashery and patterns.
This is the perfect skater dress (McCalls 6754) made in metallic foiled jersey.
The dress has a darted front, dipped back, and brilliantly swishy circle skirt. I really like the other options in the pattern and will definitely be making it up again.
The jersey is pretty lightweight so I backed the bodice with some blue medium-weight jersey I had in my stash.
One thing to note is not to wash or iron this fabric on too high a heat. High temperature can destroy the sparkle in the fabric and at worst, can melt under the heat of your iron and be rather messy!
The arm and neckholes, and hem are turned under and topstitched (I used a twin needle). And I used my serger to construct all the seams except the darts.
So it turns out it’s reeeeally hard to photograph something metallic without having your camera flash turned on (when we did it looked like the sun had exploded).
The dress looks silver on these photos but in person it definitely has a gold sheen.
Here’s my final attempt, inside with all the lights pointed at me.
Anyway, I wanted to share the good news with you that making a purchase from White Tree can be quite a nice bargain.
Not only do they have such a unique selection of fabric you won’t have seen elsewhere, they have a range of ways to save you money:
- 20% off and free shipping using code almondrock
- Review a product and receive a 15% discount code.
- Like White Tree on Facebook, follow on Twitter or Pinterest and receive a 15% discount code
- Sign up for the newsletter to receive a 10% discount code
- Free delivery on orders £20 and over
- And there are great offers for students too!
I can confirm after buying some of White Tree’s spotted mesh fabric recently (trust me I do still buy fabric) that the price was great, delivery was quick and my fabrics came wrapped around card which was nice. I’ve snuck in some pics of lace beauties I’m lusting over too: