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Sewing My Dream Wardrobe ~ Cobwebs & Pearls....

I think there's nothing prettier than an intricate cobweb seen on an Autumn morning bedecked with dew drops, caught like jewels on the delicate strands. How many hours does the spider spend spinning and creating something so beautiful?!

I wanted to capture the essence of this notion in some new pieces in my wardrobe and for Septembers Patreon exclusive projects, I took my students through the pattern drafting and sewing process of this 1940's inspired cobweb dress.

The bonus project was a decorative idea {the months theme has been embellishment}creating a machine embroidered cobweb on a beret and adorning it with vintage faux pearls.

I've long loved the Forties take on the cobweb as a motif and knew I had to create something really special but wearable ~ I tend to wear dresses everyday, even if I'm just in my house doing nothing and I don't own any kind of leisure wear at all! But more on that in future.

The fabric is a very pretty viscose rayon bought many a year ago from Rainbow Fabrics Kilburn and it makes me think of cottage gardens and those magical cobwebs! Possibly it's a little bit unseasonable, but I quite like that contrast of something light and fresh worn in the depths of the gloaming winter. After all, one can always layer!

I enjoyed sewing the MORTICIA beret so much, I decided to make a couple for my shop which you can find here or if you wanted to make a version yourself, then the pattern I used is my very own MARLENE beret PDF sewing pattern which you can purchase here.

If you would like to join Tara's School of Dressmaking over on Patreon, then I'd love to have you along for the adventure! Subscriptions start from just £5.99 per month and you get access to every lesson I've created, all the resources, patterns and treats for your tier for as long as you're a member!

I know that spiders aren't everyone's cup of tea, but they truly are magical creatures and you can't deny the beauty of a cobweb!

Tara x

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