Bow bags for The Dressmakers Ball


Happy Sunday everyone!

On the 12th of May I will be attending The Dressmakers Ball hosted by Crafty Sew and So in Leicester with many other seamstresses. For those of you who haven’t heard about this event, the lovely ladies of Crafty Sew and So will be hosting us at The City Rooms Leicester for a spectacular evening of creativity, heritage and glamour. There will be a champagne reception (COUNT ME IN!!) a hot buffet and the amazing Gabberdashery will be performing with her band!

Also there will be fabulous prizes for the best dressed and a goodie bag for every guest attending. Now if you’ve just read the past few lines and thought, WHERE DO I GET TICKETS??? Click here.


I know that the thought of making a ballgown or a cocktail dress can be daunting, I myself have only now decided on a pattern, and have yet to toile it or decided on a fabric…..So  a great alternative would be to make a cute accessory instead!

I made these bow purses using a pattern from the very first Love Sewing Magazine. For the lavender purse I used this luxury crepe, and for the blue one, this cobalt triple crepe and this Michael Miller Fabric for the lining. I sewed the whole purse in less than an hour, which makes it a quick an satisfying make.

What I really liked about the purses, was that they will go really well with my dress for the ball but also work perfectly well with my current work wardrobe.

Will you be going to The Dressmakers Ball?

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