Friday, 1 September 2017

Cosmo Dress Blog Tour

I’ve long been an admirer of Suz from Sewpony’s sewing and patterns, but up until now I had never sewn one! What a travesty! Fortunately when Suz asked me to join in with the blog tour for her adorable Cosmo Dress this was rectified. I feel so honoured to be asked and to be amongst such a great calibre of fellow sewers…. speaking of which, be sure to check out today’s other posters: yaaritg, Knee Socks and Goldilocks, honderdachtentwintig.

The Cosmo is a lovely A-line dress in a classic style that can be made in sizes 12months –10 years. It has three rather sweet collar options or you can leave it plain as I have done. There are also a few different sleeve options and, optional piping on the front and an exposed zipper on the back. Although I’ve put in a few zips in my time, I’d never done and exposed one, it was so easy… and now I want to sew all the exposed zippers!

Cosmo Collage 2Isabelle Cosmo Sneak peek 2

I really enjoyed the sew despite being a bit under the weather at the time. My little model is sick too, can you tell? She is such a trouper. Despite the fog in my head I managed to soldier on, largely due to the fact that Suz has provided such clear and concise instructions. There is even a video clip which shows you how to install the exposed zipper. Have I mentioned that I’m now in love with exposed zippers?

I sewed a size 6 using a beautiful grey double gauze swan fabric that I got from Miss Matatabi a while back (I think it’s a linen cotton blend), and I also had some scraps of the same print in a blush pink colour way so I used that for the nice deep pocket and the outside of the flutter sleeve. For the lining of the sleeve, piping and facings I used an Art Gallery fabric that I had in my stash – mustard with little white coat hangers. There are little yellow details in the swan fabric (the swan’s beaks and the centre of flowers) which ties in nicely with the mustard, I think.

DSC_0036Cosmo Collage 3DSC_0028Cosmo collage 4

I had all these grand plans of photographing Isabelle in this dress at the park surrounded my beautiful spring blossoms and magnolia trees… given that it’s the first day of Spring and all… but the weather put an end to my plans, so instead we have a girl dancing around in her bedroom and a few shots from the backyard before the rain set in. Ah well, at least the girl is a breeze to photograph!

Thank you so much to Suz from Sewpony for having me on your blog tour and encouraging me to sew the Cosmo! You too can sew your own – during the course of the blog tour your pattern here with 15% off price with code: COSMOTOUR. You had better get in quick though as today is the final day of the tour and tomorrow at 9pm AEST this deal is off!

Below are the links to all my other fellow blog tour sewers… make sure you check out their lovely blogs/ instagram accounts.

Happy sewing  J x