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Monday, 7 April 2014

Forget the swan..

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Bow: Topshop
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Shoes: Irregular Choice
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Dress: Handmade (Christine Haynes Emery bodice, w/ gathered skirt)
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I don't very often say this, but I REALLY liked this outfit. One of my recent makes (I've finished four dresses in the last five days, I seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment), I love the bright cheerful colours of this dinosaur fabric, which I bought at the Sewing for Pleasure show. I've now made dresses from all three of the fabrics I bought when I was there. Mostly because I have quite the fabric wishlist at the moment, but have promised myself I won't order any until I've used what I have. I'm getting there and I'm still feeling inspired, which I'm glad about.

I wore the dinosaur dress with these flat Irregular Choice shoes, for Day 23 of my #irregularchoicechallenge. It really is beginning to amaze me just how many pairs I'd forgotten I owned. These ones have probably been worn once, if that, after receiving them as a gift a good number of years ago. I liked that the colours matched that of the print of the dress and this bright hair bow I came across recently when I was clearing out the bathroom cabinet. 

I had a lovely, if rather full (quelle horreur) weekend. A Friday evening of sewing, Saturday morning catching up on errands and with friends and family for coffees and sandwiches, then an AGM meeting in the afternoon before a cosy night in with the returned traveller. Sunday saw another dress made in the early morning and then a rainy wander around a local National Trust property followed by a leisurely pub dinner, before a trip to the theatre to watch my friend in a dance show. I was ready to fall asleep in front of CSI by yesterday evening (it happened, but I'm sure Horatio saved the day as usual!).

I hope everyone else had a nice weekend, too.

16 comments:

  1. It's very cute!!!! You look lovely un it!!! Glad your weekend was enjoyable and long may the joy of the outfit stay with you!! X

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    1. Thanks, Kezzie. It was one of those nice weekends where I seemed to fit a lot in but not feel too exhausted by the end of it.

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  2. your weekend sounds perfect. Love the short sleeves on this one, nice for the summer without a cardigan too. Perfect Char pattern on this fabric :) x

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    1. Thank you, I've been trying to make sure that I make a variety of sleeves and styles :)

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  3. I love that fabric, you have totally inspired me to get out my sewing machine once again :)
    It's time to make the time.

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. Aw, that's really great to hear - I can't wait to see what you make..

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  4. Gorgeous make - you're on fire! x

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  5. You look gorgeous here Char and those shoes match perfectly!

    Maria xxx

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    1. Thank you, I was rather pleased with how well they matched.

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  6. You look amazing! That dress is so beautiful- you should be proud! xx

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  7. Such a cute dress, no wonder you're delighted with it! Love your hair bow too.

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    1. Aw, thanks. I haven't worn a hair bow in so long. Used to love them!

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