Wednesday, 27 June 2012

W.i.P. - My Hen Night Dress and More EPP

A W.i.P. post on Wednesday! With a little less than two months until the wedding and only a little more than a month until the hen night, I had to get a start on my hen night dress. Both pattern and fabric have been in my stash since my birthday in March!

I've chosen the Jamie Dress by Sis Boom because I like fitted bodices and wide skirts. I've sewn a couple of skirts before but have so far been too lazy-stressed-scared to try a dress. At 1,76 m (nearly 5'10'') and a D-E cup most patterns require alterations and I did not feel up to it in the past. The Jamie Dress shouldn't require too many alterations - at least the measurements are a lot closer to my own without glaring discrepancies between bust and waist. I assume that I'll have to add some length to the bodice, though. Fingers crossed. (I will be less scared and lazy and learn to do FBAs once this project is under my belt. Promised.)

Everything cut out for the mock-up.

The fabric is Indigo Vines from the Katagami collection by RJR fabrics. No fashion fabric but too pretty to pass up. You can still find it here or here should it take your fancy.

Bodice parts weren't the only things cut out on Sunday.

EPP has got me in its grip! I pulled some fabric scraps and did a little basting.

Added one more hexie flower to the pile.

Stats for the Week

Finished Projects - 1
Echo pillows

New Projects -2
Chair cushions for my sister
EPP parallelograms/stars

Ongoing Projects - 3
EPP hexies
Polaroid blocks
Hen Night dress

Planning Stage - 5
Wedding Anniversary quilt
Wedding clutch
ET Phone Home EPP project
Moe Moe's Star quilt
Repurpose last year's scalloped skirt dress to a skirt

Happy sewing!


  1. The fabric for your dress is beautiful! I need to teach myself FBA before doing any "real" garment sewing for me (F cup hello).

    Enjoy the time leading up to the wedding - so exciting!

    thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday and have a great week!

  2. beautiful EPP!I'm not exactly sure what a "hen night" is, but I hope your dress turns out beautifully and that you have a blast wearing it. I have a ton of dress patterns I've bought with the hopes of making some... but haven't. Congrats on the wedding, I just got engaged! I'd love to make my wedding dress... my mom is going to help.