There seems to be a few pieces of fabric that take the sewing web by storm and we all snaffle it up, especially since the rise of instragram! In 2013, it was this fabric, late last year it was pineapples and this year this amazing piece of ponti from Tessuti seems to have found its way into many many a shopping cart. Clearly I'm a bandwagon jumper and I bought 1.75m of the fabric in late February.
I don't think the fabric is available anymore but it was Stretch butterfly teal (Italian 65% Viscose 30% Polyamide 5% Elastane digital printed ponti knit. Width:145cm). I bought it because I was immediately reminded of Valentino and the vast array of beautiful butterfly dresses like this one below.
VALENTINO Butterfly Print Babydoll Dress courtesy of Polyvore
I love the work of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for this house. If I were ever to buy a couture dress I would be hard pressed to go past Valentino. Like fashion, I can be fickle but I only loved them more with the recent surprise appearance of Ben Stiller and the Owen Wilson at their latest runway show in Paris. Anyway, I digress.Frocktails 2014. I thought this was a good shell but thought I might gather the skirt. I used the skirt from the Moneta which I bought especially so that I could use the skirt pattern. Honestly, I've never done so much unpicking as I did on this dress. It is ridiculous given how simple the dress is.
Oh and while we are on the topic of fancy dresses, CBR sewing crew are hosting a wonderful Frocktails event on the 27 June. All the details can be found here. I won't be wearing this dress but I will be making up something fab to wear. Hope to see a lot of you there! The venue is truly stunning and shows just how much Canberra has to offer.