It’s been a while between blog posts as I haven’t been in the mood for sewing but that begun to change when Maaike from Maai Design asked if I would like to take part in another blog tour, this time to for the new See you at six range of rayon fabrics. I jumped at the chance because If the soft cactus range was anything to go by I knew it would be fabulous (and a sure fire way to get my sewjo up and running again.)
There are 12 amazing prints available in the See you at six range and no doubt like everyone else on the blog tour the hardest part by far was choosing just one wanted them all, in the end I ended up with the blue triangles. Though I have quite a few still on my wish list.
The dress is Deer and Doe’s Reglisse. It really is the perfect pattern for soft and drapey rayon if you ask me. I can’t believe this is only the 2nd time I have made up this pattern, especially when I think about how much I wear my First one even now 2 years after making it.
I cut a size 40 based on my measurements but in truth I could have cut a 38 as I ended up taking it in all over, next time I will possibly remove the shoulder tabs also to accommodate my short torso. Because I love a pop of color, I used some bright red binding to finish of the hem.
As for the fabric. After how much I enjoyed working with the soft cactus range I had high expectations and it really didn’t disappoint. It has such a lovely feel and weight to it and is just like secret pyjamas it’s so comfortable against the skin, plus it only needs minimal ironing after washing (which is a big winner in my eyes). I was surprised how easy it was to work with. It have had some epic fails with rayon in the past especially When it came to cutting out but This fabric was relatively easy to cut and work with but as to be expected with a circle skirt the hem did drop in places and needed to be evened out.
If you would like o see for yourself how fabulous the See you at six range is, Maai Design is offering a 10% discount as part of the blog tour, just enter the code seeyouatsix at checkout and the code is valid until 30th September. (Plus how cute are these labels from Maai Design that came with my fabric order)
Also please check out all the other fabulous bloggers taking part in the tour.
12th of September: Shelley from Bartacks and Singletrack
13th of September: Kate from Sewing With Kate
14th of September: Nicola from Create.nic
15th of September: Anne from Blogless Anna
16th of September: Caroline from Usefulbox
17th of September: Suz from Sewpony
18th of September: Allison from The Tall Mama
19th of September: Toni from Make It Perfect
20th of September: Suzanne from Dressed in Pretty Little Things
21st of September: Natalie from Sew Outnumbered
22nd of September: Jenya from While She Was Sleeping
23rd of September: Maaike from MaaiDesign