Instagram has changed my sewing experience. Between the tempting #thegreatfabricdestash and all of the designer/fabric manufacturers, maker’s accounts, Instagram gives me both temptation and inspiration on a daily basis.
And then there are the days when you see a picture and you MUST have it all!
It started with this picture:
So what happens?
I immediately go to Victory Patterns website and purchase the Satsuki Dress pattern. At the time, there was a coupon but I couldn’t figure out where to add it. I was so excited about purchasing the pattern that I ignored the coupon and bought the pattern anyway. (Obsessed much!?!)
I printed off the pdf pattern and was immediately impressed. The sizes were marked in different colors, which seemed easier to me to cut/trace than different line types. Along with different colors, there were reminder text about the different sizes on each piece. Tiling was also thoughtfully done and I didn’t have to continuously look back at the diagram to figure out how the pages went together. SCORE!
I decided to use my Joel Dewberry rayon. I might have had two large pieces in my garment stash and thought I might want to use them. Rayon can be a pain to cut in it’s slipperiness but I took my time and it came out well.
Here is the dress:
I love the fabric but am not convinced the style is flattering on me. It is a quick sew, the rayon is dreamy and who knows, I might make another one!