Sheer Bliss

This past weekend Cam and I were invited to join media influencers, local celebs and VIP guests at The Glen Hotel in Seapoint. We were welcomed with an Aperol Spritz before heading to the terraced pool area to be serenaded by musical duo Acoustic Element. We arrived a little late but that didn’t stop us from relaxing poolside while sipping on a big glass of red wine.

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My husband wore black Craig Port shirt with leather detail on the shoulders along with Craig Port chino pants while I wore a dress I made an in an hour the day of the event. I remember buying this fabric in winter for a fraction of the original cost and with nothing to wear but somewhere to go, I knew it was time to get sewing.

I really love the way the fabric falls. It’s not the easiest to work with but it has great movement to it.

TIP: To sew a fabric like this you need to make sure you overlock your edges or it will fray. If you don’t have an overlocker then make a 1cm hem in your fabric. Cut off the excess on the inside and then do another 1cm hem. This will prevent the fabric from coming apart and fraying. It’s important to use a microtex needled when working with fragile material like this.

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What do you think about the dress? Is it something you would wear poolside? Leave me your comments below and be sure to subscribe for more fashion, beauty and lifestyle posts.

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Do you love it or hate it? Leave your comment below, I’d really like to know what you think.
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Watch – Michael Kors / Shoes – Mr Price / Clutch – YDE
Photography Camilo Jacobus

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10 comments so far.
  • It’s A Very Beautiful Dress Tammy. Your DIY Garments Are Always Amazing And Totally Unpredictable 👍 👏. Can’t Wait To See What You Do Next ☺.

    • Thanks so much Luke, you are such a dear xoxo

  • Natalie

    WOW Tammy!!! you are really talented… you look gorgeous in that dress.

    • I Couldn’t Agree More With You ☺.

      • Thanks so much Luke, you’re such a great friend xoxo

    • Thanks so much Nats! You are such a little sweety-pie xoxo

  • Juanita

    Uhm hello gorgeous!

    Could stare at you for hours on end! such simplicity but such radiance. No man, cannot deal (again) with you! Really wonderful – talent, passion, being real … all so evident. I can’t tell you how much I love this!!!!!

    If I could sew (and not just design as I currently do) you would definitely be my number one mentor

    • Love you so much for that comment you gorgeous person! Thank you so much babe xoxo

  • Marshe

    Hi Tammy,

    I just wanted to know how you went blonde? Your hair looks amazing and not damaged at all… this is what normally happens when going from brunette to blonde… breakage, split ends, DRYness.

    Thank you
    Marshe

    • Hi Marshe,

      It was a loooooong process. I did go to a salon twice to get an even tone in my hair but to be honest, I used at-home kits to take my hair from brunette to blonde. There has been some dryness to the ends but nothing that couldn’t be fixed with a trim. I suggest going the Olaplex route.

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