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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Who wants an awkward silent mystery?

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Dress: Handmade (Gather Kits "Mortmain")
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Necklace: eBay
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Heels: Poetic Licence
I'm trying to force myself to get back on track after yesterday's post. There is no point wallowing indefinitely after all, and things still need to be done.

I made this, my very first Mortmain dress, a little while ago now. I put it away in advance of Me Made May and had almost completely forgotten about it until it was coming towards the end.

I was very kindly given this fabric by Roisin when I saw her a while ago, hence my decision to use it for my first Mortmain, as  I always associate that pattern with her. I really love the waistband detail on this pattern; it seems to be fairly flattering and it sets it apart from a lot of my other current go-to patterns, which can look a bit samey.

I picked out the purple in the print here with these shoes (which I've not worn for a long time and are quite definitely too big for me now), which I bought from the Irregular Choice shop many years ago.  It was my first visit to the shop itself and I remember coming home with about six pairs as there'd been a sale on and I'd been saving up for a while for that trip!

Can I just mention this necklace, too. An absolute steal from eBay; it was £5.99 from a seller based in HK and I think it's fab. Very similar to a lot of things I've seen lately. I can't decide how I should feel about ordering things from places like Hong Kong. I was showing a friend the other day and she was telling me that I should feel guilty for ordering from overseas when I could have just as easily found something locally. Whether that's the case or not, I'm not sure. What do you think? Does it make a difference considering that most of our high street products are also produced overseas and imported..?

4 comments:

  1. Very cute dresss!!! I really like it and the novelty print is super fun! I'm not sure about the whole international thing- my bridesmaids' peacock feather headbands came from HongKong I think - I would never have found those without seeing those online otherwise or had the budget for anything like it from the UK. I think the only issue I might have is with the ethics if something was produced in a way that was cruel to animals but as you say, loads of our products come from there anyway and you in particular support our British industry in a bloomin strong way so it's a bit cheeky of your friend to say that to you!x

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    1. Yeah, I guess that's a good point and maybe something which isn't as obvious to find out about like say, cruelty in the UK industries would be.

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  2. This outfit is perfect in so many ways!
    As for ordering something from HK... I say everything in moderation, you support local and UK retailers so I think you can give yourself a pass on this one.

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    1. I guess that's true. I do try to support local businesses where I can.

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