Friday, April 6, 2012

Galaxy Dress @ Rockabilly Riot

Do you remember the Stray Cats? Well, when I was young I actually won their album (vinyl) in a Sunday newspaper contest ..... very exciting .... anyway, fabulous rockin music ...... when I heard that Brian Setzer was bringing his Rockabilly Riot to Newcastle I hot footed to get my tickets.  But ... this is a sewing blog so I'd better talk about the dress first.   Vogue 8280 - the ever famous Roland Mouret"s Galaxy Dress copy  made up in a cotton sateen from Queenstown, NZ.

I cut a 12 in the bodice and tapered to a 14 for the skirt, but I ended up taking the hip excess in - so I could have kept it as a 12. I shortened the bodice darts by 1.5cm, and other than that - it was all systems go. Very straightforward, the bodice is lined which s really nice - and it wouldn't be hard to line the skirt as well, if your fabric required it. So all in all, very happy with the fit - great dress for a great night out.
Here is the legendary Brian Setzer - an awesome talent ...
And I LOVE LOVE LOVE double basses - so to have THREE playing at once was simply AMAZING! The show really was a riot in the end - they were jumping and balancing all over the equipment and they played and played and played - those of you at Byron Bay's Bluesfest should also catch up with this great band.
And with that ..... a Happy Easter to you all!


  1. You had triple double basses ! Lucky you, love the double bass.
    And just so you know, I had the overlocker out today....I know! I surprised myself.

  2. Gorgeous dress, and that fabric! Superb!

  3. Ah, ya gorgeous young thing, ya! Loving the dress and you wear it well.

  4. Your a such a glamour puss! Fabulous dress.

  5. You look amazing in this dress! I love the bold print. Just perfect for your night out!


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