A while ago Rachael asked me wether I wanted to participate in the Selfish Sewing Week series and of course I did. A challenge to me, because I hardly sew for myself…Although Rachael and I never met in person, I think we have a lot in common. We both love sewing, that’s obvious, but since the PR&P challenge I got to know her a little better. Would be great to meet her in real life one day. I think I will have to plan a big trip around the world in the future! What a great dream! Just traveling around the world to meet so many awesome sewing friends! I would definelty take my Emery dress designed by Christine Haynes with me. A dress that’s easy to sew, fits perfectly and can be worn for all occasions! A dress that you can mix & match with basics to create different styles.
My fabric was maybe not the best choice to mix & match, but I still love it.
I took some selfies to give you an impression of my dress. Bjorn left to Romania with the camera without me realising that I had to post some pictures this week (don’t want to miss the deadline of course!). So I had to be creative without photographer and camera. Just my iPhone, a mirror and myself with my Emergy dress.
Together with the presentation of my dress, you get a sneak peek of my house… Can you tell that we love antique? Well: maybe one day it will all move to Romania (Did I just tell you? My god!) Bjorn is actually looking for a piece of land to buy in Breb, Maramures, Romania at this very moment! Exciting!
If we ever would move there, I will obviously take my Compagnie with me. Couldn’t live without it anymore. I just love to design my own patterns.
This dress is only the 4th garment I ever made for myself, but I’m sure more will follow soon as I already drew the Julia sweater, Lotta skirt & Swing skirt for women. Some people keep asking me to draw a Louisa dress as well. I will consider to turn it into a real women’s pattern one day. :)
Thanks for inviting me to be part of your series, Rachael. A start of a selfish sewing period for me and Compagnie M! Thanks Christine for this stunning dress! Keep up the good work ladies. M