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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Weep, little lion man..

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Dress: Handmade (Simplicity 2444)
It's totally acceptable to be asleep in outfit photos, right? I'm hoping so. It's only Tuesday but this week is going to be one of those ones, I can just tell. I'm trying hard to keep on top of things but there just isn't enough time in the day.

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Diplo heels: Irregular Choice
This dress is one which I whipped up on Sunday evening in a spurt of productivity. I couldn't wait to use this cute Michael Miller lion print fabric, which I bought from Elephant in my Handbag last week. I decided to highlight the navy blue in the print with some bias binding around the hem and neckline, which I really like. I often finish my dresses with bias binding as I prefer it to facings, which I find too bulky, but ordinarily I turn it in so that you can't see it.

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Necklace: Ebay
The necklace was one I picked up from an eBay seller in Hong Kong after seeing it for sale on a website over here for much more. I've got a couple of sellers bookmarked on there and find it's often worth having a look as it's a lot cheaper to buy direct, so long as you don't mind waiting for a few weeks.

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Just a quick reminder as well, have you seen my Blogger Secret Santa yet? If you'd like to be part of the secret parcel swap, sign up!! Apparently there are only 10 more Tuesdays until Christmas. We've currently got 37 on the list and more are being added daily, I'm so excited!

26 comments:

  1. That necklace sounds like a bargain, and a great idea.xx

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    1. I've found lots of ones similar to places like Topshop etc which aren't great quality anyway, so I sometimes resent paying silly prices for them!

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    2. That dress is just brilliant!!! Can I just ask, have you been stung with import costs at all? X

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    3. No import costs for things i've bought from eBay, but to be fair, this necklace was less than £2 and had free shipping, so maybe that is why?

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  2. That dress is gorgeous. Now I've got Little Lion Man stuck in my head! (The Tonight Alive version not the Mumford and Sons original)

    Rosie x www.eatreadglam.com

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    1. Oh I haven't heard that version, but it was either this song, which is now stuck in my head too, or the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I couldn't decide!

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  3. The bias binding was a great idea, it's a lovely contrast to your fabric. I know what you mean about facings. I put them on my current dress project but I'm not convinced I like them. Will probably use bias binding if I use the pattern again.

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    1. Thanks - I used to make facings but just find them too bulky and really prefer bias binding - it's a lot quicker, too!

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  4. Such a simple idea, but that binding really makes the design pop. Love it!
    Zxx

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    1. Thanks, I am rather pleased with the way it's turned out!

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  5. The binding really makes the dress 'pop', I love it! Great print too.

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    1. It was really because I was worried that turning up the hem would make it too short!

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  6. Ooh the fabrics great! Bias binding is a good alternative, although I'm not great at not stretching it yet. And yes, being asleep in outfit photos and/or on a Tuesday. :D I have some ridiculous faces in my photos.

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    1. Thanks!! I feel as though I could sleep for a week!

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  7. That fabric is just so pretty. I love the colour, but little lions, too cute! Brill dress.

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    1. Thanks, I think there was a pink version as well but I liked the mint green!

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    1. Aw, thank you - I couldn't resist the fabric!

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  9. The dress is so cute! You don't often see many lion prints. xx

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    1. I like this one better than the Orla K one I've seen, which is a good job as I couldn't have afforded that dress!

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  10. What a beautiful dress! Love animal/character prints like that.

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    1. Thank you - me too, I love a quirky print.

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  11. This dress is lovely, the print and edging work so well together.

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  12. I'm eternally jealous of your sewing ability! I wish I could whip up a dress on a Sunday evening! You are just uber uber talented! Inspiring as always xx

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    1. Aw, it's more down to practice than anything else!

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