Sunday, 6 July 2014

Minerva - all things that sparkle

We're back home and I can reveal my Minerva Gold Logies dress with Mr V as my accessory.
I'm so pleased were made the trip to Darwen, UK ... the home of Minerva Crafts and met these gorgeous and creative people. The Minerva meet up was great fun and truly memorable. A gala event of sewing proportions.
We're all wearing our gorgeous outfits for our Minerva night of nights.
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In Australia we have the Logies - a gold statuette for the annual glittering night for local stars. The red carpet is the main focus for the fabulous and infamous.
I'm so glad I did travel to the UK and made my 'all things that sparkle' dress courtesy of Minerva Crafts using Butterick 6582.


The dress fit was perfect as you can see from the pics above and below.
This was an easy fabric to work with on just a plain, old sewing machine. This dress uses the corded sequined lace, lining and a normal zipper. Simple.

This fabric was perfect for such a special event and using this gold sequin, corded fabric for the logical option. 
You read about my little mishap but learnt how I fixed it. This fabric is gorgeous and easy to wear/dance in. There was no pre-washing involved. This is dry-clean only fabric.
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How's this for a neckline view. 
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And it worked well on the dance floor too.
Here we are having pre-dinner drinks with the lovely Louise, Jo and Lucie.


And here's Stevie, Marie, Amy and Kathryn.
I'm really pleased to have been part of Minerva's big meet up and got to make this fabulous party dress.
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I had to put up another group pic! Check out the Minerva pics for yourself here.

33 comments:

beajay said...

Maria Maria Maria - that dress is drop dead GORGEOUS!!!!! Looks very high end. Love it. And don't you and Mr V look very spiffy together. You both belong on the red carpet.

beajay said...

Sorry - meant to say that the night out looked fab too - but just couldn't get past that wow dress.

Dorothy DotDot said...

Oh my, this dress is gorgeous!!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous dress and looks like you had a fantastic trip!

Scruffybadgertime said...

Even lovelier in real life!!!

Kirsty Bunfield (kbfield) said...

This is so gorgeous Maria. Love it and so glad you got all the way over there for the celebrations.

Velosewer said...

We do scrub up really well. We had a fab weekend with our Minerva friends. The DJ was overwhelmed by us all.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Dorothy.

Velosewer said...

And that was just one weekend too!

Velosewer said...

I'm so glad to have met in real life Winny.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Kirsty. It was worth it.

Joanne Roberts said...

It was a truly fabulous red carpet dress. I really enjoyed meeting you and your husband. Hope you got some cycling action in too on your visit here. Jo x


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Velosewer said...

Thanks Jo. Ii really enjoyed meeting you too.
More smiles to come :)

poppykettle said...

Such a gorgeous frock, Maria! You look absolutely smashing in it :)

Sam said...

So pleased you're home safe and sound. It was lovely to meet you and Mr V. You both looked red carpet worthy on the night!

Velosewer said...

So did you. Your work is very couture worthy. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

Velosewer said...

Thanks. I was trying to reach your standards in formal wear.

MushyWear said...

Your dress is gorgeous, both the fit and style. What a fun trip it looks like you had!

sewhopeful said...

Very gorgeous and the fit is perfect. Beautiful fabric too. Sounds like you had a completely lovely time.

Allison C said...

Oh my gosh what a gorgeous dress. The fit is perfect and I think this design with it's simple style lines is just right and lets the fabric do the talking. The photos from the Minerva meet up look great, love everyone's colourful dresses!

Velosewer said...

Thanks Shannon. I do love to travel :)

Velosewer said...

The fabric is amazing and amazingly easy to sew. I'm still recovering from being on the go for 4 weeks.

Velosewer said...

It was great to be in a room of a worldful of creativity and colour.

Sew Little Time said...

lovely! i think your fabric is the gold version of my pewter one!

Velosewer said...

You're right. I love the colourway you chose too. It was draped at the shop. I know your version will be lovely too.
BTW Sally's dress was brilliant. It was really flattering on her - tres chic.

Louise said...

Lovely dress and lovely pictures! I'm glad you two had a lovely trip and got home safely :)

Velosewer said...

Thank you Louise. We had a great trip. It was worth the trek.

Maris Olsen said...

BEAUTIFUL dress!! Mr. V is a nice accessory, too. ;-)

Measure Twice Cut Once said...

You both look wonderful! The clean design lines show off the fabric perfectly. So happy you both had a wonderful trip!

Catherine Alekna said...

That is just so lovely! The fit is perfect and I love those sequins!

Gail said...

I love the idea of a pattern logies night. Enjoy your trip.

Gabrielle Corbett said...

What a fabulous dress - yes, is an ultra glamorous Logies dress! Sounds like you had such a great trip, what a wonderful opportunity to meet up with fellow sewists AND travel :).

Cennetta said...

Gorgeous! You certainly shine in this elegant dress.

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