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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Three sleepy kittens..

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Box bag: Primark
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Slingbacks: Irregular Choice


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Dress: Handmade (Betty bodice w/ gathered skirt)
I guess sometimes not being able to sleep can have it's uses. On Tuesday morning I woke up really early and felt inspired to sew. So I made this dress from some kitten print fabric I bought from The Running Chicken's stall at the Festival of Quilts. 

I'd been hoping for a Mortmain, but that seems to take up too much fabric and I've been quite stingy with my purchases lately, only buying 1.5m of most of my recent buys, so I went with a Betty bodice, and put a gathered skirt on it. 

I wore it to work that very morning, with a trusty red cardigan which is older than most of the things in my wardrobe, and a pair of underwear print slingbacks: an old favourite from Irregular Choice, of course! 

That is probably my speediest dress made this year. I don't know where the motivation has been since then, either, as I have so many things I *should* be making, and haven't sewn since. Maybe I'll get some time at the weekend. 


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Cardigan: New Look
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Heart Necklace: White Stuff

14 comments:

  1. adorable fabric and amazing dress! I love it. Also love the backdrop of your photo :)

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  2. Cute fabric (says the cat lady). I think sewing should be done when the mood strikes. I've neglected my patchwork quilt for ages but am feeling the urge today.
    Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Yes, I find that when I've decided what to make, I am pretty much focussed and just want to get on with it!

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  3. Very pretty!!! I live the fabric and the fit is so prefect on you!!! Plus the cardie and how I love whitestuff long necklaces! X

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  4. I seriously admire that you made such a lovely dress! such a lovely piece of clothing!

    WISH UPON A SMILE

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  5. Aw, that fabric is adorable! You're on fire with your dress-making this year! xx

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    1. I really am - I'm gradually getting through the fabric stash, which I've promised myself I will work through before I allow myself to buy any more.

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  6. Char, that fabric is so cute and I love your toadie shoes in the other post!!
    So how many do you have??
    bestest d x

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  7. Beautiful fabric and dress. Is that 3 pairs of different underwear IC's then?

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    1. Yep, the original round front courts, these kitten heels and the almond toe ones from when they were re-released, with the corset charm on the front.

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