I’ve made lots of Hedys……..so nothing new here and generally not something I would blog about. But this Hedy is different because it is made from Merino!!!!
Its the Merino I’m blogging about.
This fabric is a piece I bought from the Fabric Store in Sydney, a couple of years ago. To be completely honest, this is not a colour I like to wear. But I remember that at the time, the price was so low, I just had to buy something…..and this was the most neutral of what little was left………after a massive sale.
So it’s been tucked away for a long time, pretty much gathering dust.
Anyway, I needed some more casual gear for ‘casual Friday’s at work. I prefer dresses so I can dress them up or down as the situation dictates. I decided to make the Hedy again (I think this is number 5) and when I was going through my stash, I found a cardigan I had made for my daughter to take back to uni with her (probably the last one she will ever get!), still in the cupboard.
Well low and behold if it wasn’t a perfect match for my Merino.
So that was it!
Now back to the Merino.
I am gobsmacked by this fabric and it wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration to say it is one of the most beautiful fabrics I’ve had the pleasure of handling. No surprises there I guess……it is natural after all. But from washing to ironing to sewing to wearing it was an absolute delight. I thoroughly enjoyed the project and the dress was soft and warm on a bleak Sydney day.
Now I know what all the fuss is about.
I used the wrong side of the fabric because the colour was slightly lighter and a better shade for me. You can see how the wrong side is a little bit coarser….I love that look. Mind you, the threads will pull more easily.
Now I can’t wait to cut into my next piece of beautiful Merino. I am a convert and very grateful to those dear little sheep!