DIY tutorial: the pleated tea party dress

A while back, I had the idea to sew a pleated dress. I felt that the grey tartan fabric was slightly too formal (more work or business appropriate) and I needed a dress to wear for a friend’s wedding over the weekend. I had bought other fabric on Etsy and decided to start using the Chinese blossom watercolour print cotton I bought especially for this dress.


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New dressmaking project: pleated tartan skater dress!

It’s been a very hectic time at work for the past month or so. Unfortunately this eats into my spare time which I would normally spend sewing, especially with the looming wedding date coming up in 4 months time. Eek! I’ll post an update soon on progress with the white wedding dress. All that’s left is to sew the finished lining to the inside of the outer dress and that’s another one finished 🙂 3 to go!

Browsing on the World Wide Web, I came across blog Merrick’s Art and her lovely outfit (loving the gladiator sandals!). Most importantly, the beautiful dress Merrick was wearing for her tutorial blog post!


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