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As I think you’ll be well aware, for the MC blogger team’s June garments we are all making fancy frocks in celebration of the Minerva Crafts Meet-Up event Saturday 14th aka TOMORROW!! We’re going to have a little blogger celebration after the day for the awesome awards the Network has won.

almond rock Minerva Crafts Meet up reveal

There’s a whole day of fun that’s open for everyone remember. I really hope to see as many of my readers as possible there! You can watch me burn through my paycheck.

As we aren’t revealing our finished dresses before the event, you are just getting a teaser today. I hope you like what you see!

Clue no.1

I’ve made a dress I made recently. I didn’t say at the time but it was totally a “wearable muslin” for this party dress. It’s not exactly the same as the pattern includes variations that I’m taking advantage of.

almond rock Minerva Crafts Meet up reveal

Clue no.2

I’m using a fabric used by a fellow blogger and friend at the end of last year. Do you recognise it? It is beautiful cotton sateen in reds, greys and pinks. I’m pairing it with a luscious crepe-like satin (I mean seriously luscious, I could have made my whole dress out of this stuff).

Intriguing I hope? Because I was in the mood to make an effort I added a few extra touches to make my dress extra special.

Including a handpicked hem to make it as invisible as possible (everyone who knows me, knows handsewing is a rare thing in these parts). I used hem tape in a coordinating colour to do this and then neatly picked through to the front periodically. Can you see my stitching!?

almond rock Minerva Crafts Meet up reveal

I also added support to the waist by stitching thin ribbon in the seam allowance, almost like a waist stay. This will stop the sateen from stretching out.

almond rock Minerva Crafts Meet up reveal

Finally I’m adding sew in boning to the sides of the bodice for support.

Right! That’s all I’m telling you. You’ll have to look out for the big reveal across social media and the blogs over the course of the weekend! 

Look forward to seeing many of you Saturday.

I’ll be the one loud and proud in my red stripey sundress!

almond rock stripey sundress minerva crafts

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