Sparkly sparkly

Today I’m really happy to share a lovely sparkly number.

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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.

almond rock metallic jersey mccalls 6754 white tree fabrics

This is the perfect skater dress (McCalls 6754) made in metallic foiled jersey.

almond rock metallic jersey mccalls 6754 white tree fabrics

almond rock metallic jersey mccalls 6754 white tree fabrics

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!

almond rock metallic jersey mccalls 6754 white tree fabrics

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.

almond rock mccalls 6574 metallic jersey white tree fabrics

Here’s my final attempt, inside with all the lights pointed at me.

almond rock metallic jersey mccalls 6754 white tree fabrics

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:

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(35) Comments

  1. Very pretty! Looks like a great mix of comfy and dressy x

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you! Oooh yes its comfy. I definitely recommend it!!

  2. Pretty!!!! Will check out their website, thanks!

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you! Hope you don’t get lost in a sea of beautiful lace

  3. wow Amy! Looks like you did a fab job on this dress. the fabric looks really interesting and I love the pattern. Im very impressed 🙂

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you! I definitely recommend it!

  4. Love a gold silver shimmer number – I’ve got a top shop skirt from years back I whip out every heat wave. I love this dress! Def one to keep making and I might too as my overlocker arrives soon (bring on some jersey love my end).

    1. almondrock says:

      Oooh overlocker fun! I totally recommend this pattern. Seems like I don’t need to convince you of the joys of sparkly garments 🙂

  5. Super cute fabric – and I like that pattern, the dipped back really adds something to a simple dress

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you! That back really makes it for me. Makes it a touch more elegant or something

  6. I love a shiny dress! What a good idea to underline the bodice too.

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you! I have a smidge of fabric left over so might make a sparkly cami too!

  7. stitchedupsam says:

    This looks great Amy. It’s the perfect blend of fancy and comfy!

    1. almondrock says:

      Thanks so much! It’s verrrry comfy. Makes it perfect for a night out in my mind.

  8. Wow! Never seen you in sparkly dresses. Looks great!

    1. almondrock says:

      Thanks mum! Stepping out of my style comfort zone a little!

  9. So cute! I love shiny things 🙂

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you! Are you secretly a magpie? If yes, I definitely approve!

  10. Ooooo lovely – it looks so comfy too!

    1. almondrock says:

      Thanks very much! It’s seriously comfy. Perfect for dressing up without feeling constricted and formal

  11. Check out that fabric! It’s wonderful and brings a new edge to the skater.

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you! It’s definitely not going to be the only one I make 🙂

  12. Wow! What a gorgeous dress, I love the two tone metallic. I am resisting the urge to go browse!

    1. almondrock says:

      Aww thanks! Oooh resist if you can but there are alllll sorts of goodies on that site

  13. It does definitely look like a happy dress – the material looks great, I love the touch of sparkle that it has!

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you! I’m glad it looks happy. I’ve definitely enjoyed wearing it out

  14. This is SO pretty Amy…love the sparkle effect of the foiled jersey! And I’m so tempted by a discount code or two ;o)

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank so much! I love how different it is from my regular style. Resist the lure of the website if you dare. So many treats are in there

  15. Wow! What an awesome dress! I just bought a metallic linen/lurex/lycra blend (strange, I know) so maybe we can shine together if we meet in real life! 😀

    1. almondrock says:

      Awwww I would love to meet up with you and form a human disco ball. Maybe one day!

  16. This looks so cute on you…congrats on a great fabric/ pattern match!

    1. almondrock says:

      Aww thanks! I really love it

  17. Ahhh, this turned out so well Amy! I am so used to just seeing our fabric on rolls and it’s hard to visualize what can be created from it. This dress makes our metallic jersey look amazing, lol! Fantastic dress xxx

    1. almondrock says:

      Yaaay! I’m so glad you like it!! It’s such good fun to wear

  18. […] for ages – there are already some amazing makes on the White Tree website – I love Amy’s Sparkly dress, Samantha’s beautiful lacy Victoria Blazer and Skye’s cosy Hemlock tee (love this […]

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