Meridian dress – complete

Meridian dress – Front
Meridian dress – Back

The Meridian dress is complete!

The wedding is tomorrow – so I’m chuffed to have got this made with a bit of time to spare. Apart from replacing the fabric loop and button closure at the back with a hook and eye, I stayed true to the pattern. Overall, it was an easy sew. Very happy with the result.

Next on the sewing list is a flutter sleeve dress.

Meridian dress – construction

Yes I have started to construct this dress. At the time of writing this, I have the front + back panels complete and ready for the invisible zip. Then all that’s left to do is close up the sides, set in the sleeves, hemming + hand sewing back closure.

I’m very pleased with how this dress has been put together. This is the first time that I’ve used a Papercut pattern and the instructions are simple and straight forward to follow. They also have online tutorials on their website to assist sewers with construction dilemmas.

Meridian dress – the fabric

Had a successful fabric shopping experience at Fab Fabrics. I found the ideal fabric for my Meridian dress – this lovely 140cm wide rayon at an astounding sale price of $10 per metre. It has a lovely soft drape and a vintage inspired floral pattern. I think it will make up beautifully as a short sleeve, longer length Meridian dress.

Even though I’m making the Meridian dress to wear to a wedding – I think it will also be a perfect dress to wear to work, church or out to dinner.

That’s what I call versatile ‘investment sewing’!

Meridian dress – Part 1

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I’m starting my ‘return to blogland’ sewing journey with the signature style Meridian dress from Papercut Patterns based here in New Zealand.

I’ve borrowed the pattern from my daughter who made this dress in a black crepe, saving $30 and the headache of pdf printing + sticking bits of paper together. I’m a purpose sewer – I have to be sewing something to wear somewhere – and my goal is to have this dress finished and ready to wear to a wedding early next month.

My vision is to find a patterned rayon fabric with a lovely drape. There’s nothing suitable in the fabric stash (believe me, I’ve looked!) Time to go fabric shopping. There’s a new fabric store just opened up nearby Fab Fabrics that I’m very keen to check out.