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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

an epidemic of the mannequins, contaminating everything..



this is one of the sewing projects i undertook on my time off between xmas / new year..i thought i woudl photograph various stages - i think it turned out quite well, although there was a slight delay where i realised i didn't have the right zip for it..but i managed to get one, and finished it at the weekend, and lost no time in wearing it..

i love the bow, and the fact it has pockets (i love dresses with pockets, even though i rarely use the poskets at all! and the pattern was easy enough to follow, in future i will finish the sleeves a little differently, as i don't like them, but there are alternative pieces which can be added to make it long / short-sleeved, and different neckline options, so i may give it a go again with some slight changes as i am acquiring quite a stack of fabric!!



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15 comments:

  1. And where's the picture of you wearing it?! I think it's absolutely gorgeous and I have no idea how you have the patience for things involving patterns.

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  2. Ohh I can feel my seamstressing mojo coming back!! You make it look so effortless, I think my problem is wanting to line everything which makes it doubly time-consuming and just doubly hard!

    It looks brilliant and I love the fabric too! More homemade dresses please! :)

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  3. omg I LOVE this dress!! I wish I could do stuff like this :(

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  4. It's fabulous Char. I wish I could sew and follow patterns.

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  5. It's gorgeous Char, great job.
    I'm totally with you on dresses with pockets, and skirts. Everything should have pockets!!!

    If you ever do a blog swap I'm so in!

    x

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  6. wow, this is so great dear! wish i could do this! xx

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  7. I love dresses with pockets too! This one is lovely, you did such a terrific job =)


    Hannah xx

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  8. I love that it's got pockets too! Not have dresses have nice, functional pockets! And that's a gorgeous print!! Love it! You're so talented!

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  9. wow, great job. I love the dress, and the mask!

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  10. Ooh its gorgeous, I'm impressed! Great fabric too, looks a really versatile style :)

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  11. wow, i love it! I wish I could sew my own dresses too ^^ x

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  12. The dress looks great! Makes me want to haul the machine back out and get sewing!

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  13. Amazing! What pattern did you use? I love the shape and print :)

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