Saturday, September 16, 2017

Formal Sewing for Zara Lekala #5194

A very last minute sew.
Zara, originally, had purchased a dress for her formal.
It was cute but she decided it would be more suitable for clubbing rather then an elegant evening out.

She knew what she wanted, a wrap-around slip dress with a very plunging 'V' with ultra thin shoe string straps.
After a peruse of Lekala she found just the dress Lekala #5194.
Custom fit, to her measurements.
I loved the flounce but Zara, not so much, so we left it off.
The fabric is silk satin, from our Melbourne shopping trip $8/m
~Zara's Verdict~
This dress is absolutely to die for!
It is exactly what I had in mind and more. It's sexy but not  skanky. The fabric is so, so stunning, it has such a lush look and feel to it.
Luckily I am part of the itty bitty titty community so all I need to wear it is some satin nipple covers.
I really, really love this pattern. I plan to have a white linen one with the long skirt and a black one and a gingham version with a shorter hem.
Thank you so much Mum!! 
~My Verdict~
Lekala has saved us, again.
It is so nice to be able to sew something up, without a muslin and know it is going to be pretty jolly close to perfect.
The silk satin was a challenging sew but the drape is divine.
It truly is as soft as cobwebs.
Zara looked so beautiful. 
To see a short video of the dress in motion click here 

Thanks for reading xx N

18 comments:

  1. LOL Zara! She looks lovely. I can see how gorgeous the fabric is to wear from the photos - what a steal!

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  2. Zara looks lovely! Lekala do have some lovely patterns.

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    1. So pleased to have found Lekala.
      Thank you
      xx N

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  3. Just stunning! I'm in the middle of making my Miss 17 a dress for her year 12 formal. Red/purple dupion silk and boning. It's been fun.

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    1. Silk dupion is a lovely sew, I am quite jealous.
      Have fun!
      xx N

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  4. Not at all skanky. :)
    I hope you've run those wardrobe "plans" past your sweatshop Sewist mum - heavens you're on fire Nicole!

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    1. Thank you, I had better get cracking
      xx N

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  5. I love her "sexy but not skanky" analysis! She is seriously gorgeous. Great job on the dress Nicole!

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    1. I know!
      I considered editing that, but, it was her words.
      xx N

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  6. Definitely not skanky, teehee! Beautiful work Nicole and great taste Zara.

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  7. This is so gorgeous. Agreed.. sexy but not skanky! Very elegant. Great to be able to get a pattern that fits properly and so nicely.

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    1. I thought it was a pretty good description. Oh my goodness, my babies are not babies anymore.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  8. This is just stunning, I wish my girls would still let me sew for them. I love that you pulled this together at the last minute.

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    1. Thank you very much.
      It was a bit of a super mum moment.
      xx N

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  9. Wowsa!! What a gorgeous dress on a beautiful girl!!

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