Minerva Crafts Meet Up – Dress Reveal

Hello hello!

It’s time for the full reveal of my Minerva meet up dress. Let’s quickly recap, I had chosen a beautiful cotton sateen and had to make a lovely party dress for an evening of fun and frolics. Here it is!

almond rock mccalls 6833

Everyone was dressed to the nines which was great. I loved my dress; I can attest to how fun it was to dance in.

This is McCalls 6833 (the strappy version with a gorgeous pleated skirt). Because I used red crepe-like satin as my lining the dress felt especially nice to wear. It didn’t take much convincing to get me back into the dress for additional photos!

almond rock mccalls 6833

almond rock mccalls 6833

And how about some photos of the day? Words fail me to convey how busy, bubbly and fun this day was. I hope the photos show this!

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See more photos here!

Thank you Vicki and all the Minerva Crafts team for such a brilliant day! I hope you had as much fun as I did!

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Maya zvezdochka dress

First off I have to say I had the most amazing day on Saturday. I was helping celebrate 150 years of John Lewis with Lisa Comfort and some awesome sewing bloggers. It’s going to take a whole post, possibly two, to do it justice! That’ll be my next post.

But today we took a little walk near the river. There is a lovely garden nearby where I forced sweet talked my other half into taking photos of my new dress.

almond rock mccalls 6833 denim star print dress

This is McCall’s 6833 which is a sort of bustier bodice and I added a gathered skirt instead of a pleated one. Again, this is a dress barely anyone seems to have made! Not sure why. I think it’s super cute.

almond rock mccalls 6833 denim star print dress

almond rock mccalls 6833 denim star print dress

I used a star print stretch denim from Remnant House in a nice indigo blue. They also have it in black. It’s very stretchy and quite thin. My original plan was to make jeans but they would have turned out more like jeggings and I’m not down with that.

almond rock mccalls 6833 denim star print dress

It was so stretchy in fact I could omit the zip!

The dress came together okay. There’s a bit of faffing aligning the darts of the bust cups with the darts of the bodice. Plus it’s pretty low cut so I have to be careful not to lean over too far.

I really like it with the gathered skirt though and the fabric’s stretchy-ness keeps the bodice fitted enough to make me feel like I have a teeny amount of va va voom. I know I’m such a dork.

almond rock mccalls 6833 denim star print dress

So there you have it! What do you think of my dress? Did you know about this cute little pattern?

The dress was happily a wearable muslin for another dress which I’ll be sharing soon. So much to post about, I can’t wait!

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