It’s so funny how things turn out. Remember this dress?
Where I could not decide whether to wear it or not? Well when the Exposed Zipper contest, sponsored by Coats & Clark, popped up on Pattern Review I thought ‘hmmmm, I have something with an exposed zipper I might just enter it’ and then it won! I was always pleased with how the zipper looked and it’s gratifying that all the work that went into making this dress (it’s really nicely finished) paid off! I’m not so pleased with how I’ve got those two bulges on my back – but that’s me pulling my shoulders a little rounder so the zip is more ‘exposed’ *sigh* the things we do for sewing!
I won a Restyling with Exposed Zippers course with Angela Wolf and a pack of fashion zippers from Coats & Clark. I’ve always enjoyed Pattern Review, I think it’s a great resource if you are thinking about making a certain pattern or just cruising the gallery for inspiration. Thank you Pattern Review!
And OMG, I just spotted these Christmas ornaments on Coats & Clark… how cute!!
I won a Pattern Pyramid a little while ago from Made By Trisha. It arrived yesterday – just got to take some pictures of the patterns, write a post and then you can all start jumping up and down and screaming ‘pick me! pick me!.
Wow congratulations on winning with The Dress! Does that mean you’ll give it a whirl and wear it out one day?? :o)
LOL looks like I will have to!
Yep! Oh and pictorial evidence please LOL.
Congratulations!! The dress looks great on…and love the detail closeups – so beautifully made. Has some time in the ‘magic closet’ helped? I find a bit of time out of sight sometimes helps reconcile me to initially-less-than-enamoured-with creations…
Thank you – I’ve got it out a few times but haven’t actually worn it out of the house. I need to play with it with some boots and leggings I think. Just not the weather for it now!
Congratulations on winning both the Pattern Review competition and the Pattern Pyramid – seems like you are on a roll!
Well at least some things are going well in my life – even if it is the cyber world!
Aaaah, but cyber world has transferred to the real world as you won real prizes!!
Best thing about the Pyramid is you get to send it back out!
I am looking out for this, surely I have to win a Pyramid eventually! Although did just win Kestrel Makes, vintage pattern $25 credit so that was pretty amazing.
I stalked all the giveaways! I still dream about the stash with the tap dance pants 🙂
Pick me! Just practising! And your dress looks lovely – congratulations!
LOL. Watch this space. Hopefully will get the Pyramid post up on Thursday or Friday!
Wow! Congratulations on the PR comp win! I knew you were awesome and this just proves it!
Can i start yelling “pick me” yet for the pyramid?!
Well it was just a lucky draw but I’m taking it! Got to take a dress photo for the blog post…
How nice that your lovely work with the exposed zipper paid dividends. Heaps good!
Certainly made installing it three times worth the effort!
I hope that you decide to give this dress a public outing, it really is swanky- I know how hard it is to change that feeling of textile betrayal when it didnt work as we visualised it, but this is definitely lemonade, not lemons! I cant wait to see that pyramid, sadly Little me, has yet to win one…sniff
Lemonade and not lemons- that’s a great saying! Ah the pressure is becoming overwhelming to wear this somewhere!
You really must. It’s a moral imperative!
Congrats! Thats so cool you won it 🙂 Can’t wait to see pics of the pattern pyramid too
It’s hard to find time to do blog posts with all the silly season business but you should not have to wait too long for a Pattern Pyramid post!
I saw that you won on PR! Congrats! You should be very proud. I think you may get inspired to wear that dress. Maybe on a special night?
Congratulations! Your dress is awesome! I swear I’ve never won anything in my life. Not even at my first grade ice cream social…yeah, still remember that:) Well deserved!
What is an ice cream social?? Mum always used to like to be my card playing partner as she thought I was lucky than most 🙂
It’s a like a mini carnival that revolves around ice cream. Games with prizes etc. It’s very America circa 1940ish. My brother (who was in preschool) won 4 prizes that day. Me, zilch. I like to think that I’m saving up my luck and someday I’ll win the Powerball lottery 🙂
Yes I would definitely be saving up my luck for the Powerball win – now that would be worth a century of missing out at the ice cream social!
And you SHOULD have won!! I’ve always loved this sexy dress. Congratulations!
Thanks Sarah 🙂
Congratulations! It’s true every cloud has a silver lining – who knew this one would made of a zipper!
LOL love that cloud parallel! Excellent comparison!
Congrations! You deserve it my love!
Yay, congrats! How exciting!
Congratulations! You seem to be in a lucky stream! But you deserve it! I still love that dress. I’m sorry it’s too small for me, or I’d wear it 😉
I should have got myself a lotto ticket!