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Thursday, 8 May 2014

I had the stars on my wall..

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Comic Print Dress: handmade (NL6223)
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Shoes: Irregular Choice ("Can't Touch This")
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I made this dress a while ago now, using some of the fabric I bought at the rag market in Birmingham back in March with Sarah and Roisin. Since then, I've been really wanting to wear it, but had decided to save it for #MMMay14 so I was pleased when it's time came.

I love the print and it must be fairly eye-catching as I lost count of the number of people who commented on it (at the gym, at work, the supermarket, at my rangers meeting) but I think it's just a random comic strip. I don't recognise any of the characters, but that said, I'm useless at comic booky things anyway. Case in point: I always get confused between DC and Marvel. Nonetheless, I love how harsh Guy is to Betty about her dreadful cooking - no point beating around the bush, is there? I also think the guy with the blue hair reminds me of Charlie Harper from Two and a Half Men. (Although I might be wrong, as I don't actually watch that show).

I wasn't sure about using this upholstery weight fabric for this pattern, as the pleats along the top of the skirt had the potential to look a bit boxy. It's certainly got more volume than most, but I didn't feel too self-conscious about the shape of it, which is good. I teamed it with some Irregular Choice heels (not that I can very well wear anything else at the moment). My challenge is getting harder now as I've had to check back through my photos a couple of times to check that I've not already worn the shoes I've picked out for that day. If only I was the organised type who would just wear their way through the boxes in a sensible fashion, hey?

Thank you for the comments on yesterday's post. I'm going to make more of an effort to learn that time spent doing something I love is not wasted time. I am embracing the idea of spending some time doing something lovely; I'm very lucky to have been given some tickets to the ballet this evening. Thank you, Zoe. <3

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful outfit! I'm honestly in awe of your epic dresses, defo gonna attempt to commission you to make me one one day haha just sayin'! xxx

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    1. Will need a lot more practice before I could be happy with making for someone else - I'm too self-critical.

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  2. Argh how could anyone not love this dress - it's brilliant!

    You'll have to come to my flat and sit at my comic strip table - you'll totally blend in.

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    1. Thank you, Roisin and I both bought some.

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  4. You dresses are just amazing!
    They're giving your IC shoes a run for their money.
    I hope you are wearing it tonight? Have a lovely time...will be thinking of you and wishing I was there too!
    Zxx

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  5. The dress is awesome :) have fun at the ballet tonight. Any time spent doing something that makes you happy is never a waste x

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    1. Thanks!! I had a lovely time and it was great to have some time to myself.

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  6. This is THE most amazing dress, I can't believe you made it!

    Maria xxx

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    1. Thanks, Maria - have a lovely weekend! x

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  7. Ha ha, love it!!! A Roisin classic!!! I want to make one too!!!!! You look super fab and I think you chose the perfect shoes! I wonder if anyone has done comic book shoes though? That'd be cool!! X

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    1. They have, but they're not going to be mine at Charlotte Olympia prices.

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  8. This dress is absolutely amazing! xx

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  9. I'm forever in awe of your skills. This dress is awesome, I love the fun print!

    Tara x

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    1. It's so cute, I couldn't leave without buying some!

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  10. Oh. My Word. I want this dress. I want to put it on and never take it off! It's wonderful =)

    Corinne x

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  11. That dress is amazing! The bold colours look great on you! :) xx

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