Days go on, months are passing by, and suddenly we find ourselves counting the time elapsed in years.
It’s crazy to think that it has been over 6 years that I moved to Budapest. Those years brought me joy, lots of laughs and fun times but most importantly real friendships that will last for a lifetime.I can be only thankful to the Universe to meet only amazing personalities throughout the years; friends with positive mindset, and ambition, friends who motivate, who believe in you, who you can always count on. And even though we are now far apart, we can always reconnect and simply continue from where we left off.
Watching my beautiful friend, Nora during the wedding ceremony made me remember all the experiences I shared together with these girls – grand plans, big dreams, job challenges, fun business trips, love stories and heart breaks. It is funny how life turns out and every pain or bitterness had a reason in the end, every person you got to know serves a purpose in your life, your experiences are leading up to actions and key events. Everything falls into its place.
I would like to thank all of my friends for being so amazing! 🙂
I was desperately running out of time to make a nice dress for the wedding. Work was loads, lots of errands, travel arrangements and so on and when I got to the day I was travelling back home, I realised I did not even prepare a back up plan dress should there be no time to make one. Once landed in Budapest, I headed to my hometown immediately and then it hit me – not everything was lost yet. I could still use my mum’s old Singer sewing machine.
I got the fabric in Szeged, a nice stretchy royal blue one and started sewing in the same evening.
So how can you make this blue dress?
- Burda magazine 04/2012 Pattern #128
- 2 metre stretchy fabric
- ribbon for shoulder straps
It has a very easy pattern, you literally only need to pay attention to the darts.
Firstly, I started to take in the darts for the front pieces – including for the lining as well.
Next, I sewed in the darts for the back pieces along with the back lining as well. Once that is done, I stitched the back seam line together.
We use the lining to hem the cleavage and back neck line too. Sew the top seam line together – top front piece to the top front lining and top back piece to the top back lining.
Turn it outside so that you have the hemmed pieces. Next, stitch the side seams together.
Now, we only have the shoulder line to hem, for that we need to use the lining again. However, now you add in the straps too. This step may need some measurement and experimenting. I first only fixed the strap with needles and then checked if everything would look good if I sew it that way. Took a bit longer and definitely made my mind buzz but made it in the end. 🙂
And here it is, the royal blue wedding guest dress! 🙂