|Dress: Handmade (Simplicity 2444)|
|Shoes: Miss KG // Hair Bow: Topshop|
|Teapot Bag: Pylones|
|Coat: Handmade (Vogue V8346)|
By the time New Year's Day came, I think I'd been to a party or out for drinks every night for about a week. Sometimes it's possible to have too much of a good thing, and frankly a few days doing very little but staying in and getting on with some sewing projects was just what I needed before the crazy back-to-work business began once again.
In fact, I was quite productive. On New Year's Day itself I managed to put this coat together. I'll probably post about the process in more detail at some point, but I was fairly pleased with how it turned out. Over the course of the next three days, I made a dress per day.
The handbag is the most recent addition to my novelty bag collection - I'd almost entirely forgotten that I'd won this on eBay at the beginning of December until I had a rather apologetic email from the seller saying she'd totally forgotten to post it. It arrived last weekend and was even cuter than I'd expected and I was pleased to find it a perfect match for these shoes.
I finished this panda print dress on Sunday evening, after having to alter my plans a little with the back of the bodice and cut it into more of a V, as you can see here. The trouble was, I'd got a zip which was the perfect green to match the fabric, but it was a lot shorter than my usual dress zips. I finished off the back with some buttons and ribbon loops in bright pink and they seem to have worked OK - I'd expected them to come undone but they haven't, so I'm pleased with that.
I'm hoping that if I keep the dressmaking up,the spending ban won't be any bother at all...!