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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Sundae Best..

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Dress: Handmade (Sew Over It Betty)
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Feather Hat: Vintage
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Smooch heels: Irregular Choice
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I think this is definitely one of my favourite me-made dresses. I picked this fabric up on my post-Christmas trip to Abakhan, but I'm not really sure what it is. It has more stretch to it than a cotton, and the printed side is shiny, with a sort of satin feel, but the back isn't. I do think there are some huge gaps in my dressmaking knowledge base when it comes to things like that, but I've never professed to knowing a lot about it; I just pootle on with making things.

Anyway, whatever it's made of, I managed to get a Betty dress out of it - full skirt and all, as it was a wider roll. And I love the way it swishes! I couldn't wait to wear it, and did so the very next day with these Smooch heels and a feather hat which came from eBay at a fraction of the cost of one I'd seen in a local vintage shop.

I'm so glad it's the weekend, as I've been so tired this week. Not that I have a particularly relaxing couple of days planned. In fact, far from it. Perhaps we need to invent a weekend to get over the weekend.

18 comments:

  1. I love this fabric Char, the print is just stunning x

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    1. Thank you - I was so taken with it in the shop!

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  2. Ah yet another beauty of a dress char!
    Sophie
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  3. Gosh that is soooo gorgeous, really lovely. I know exactly the type of stretchy satin you mean. We used to have a class where we had tiny swatches and were supposed to know exactly what it was by counting the threads and looking at the weave. Bored me to tears!

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    1. I feel as though I ought to know these things if I'm going to make clothes, but I just get impatient and want to finish things.

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  4. You look absolutely amazing!! That dress is such a beauty; you should be really proud of the fact you made it because it looks like a designer frock! There are some fabrics I never really know the name of, (and I worked with kids clothing for 5 years) but I guess it doesn't really matter as long as it's pretty, good quality, and can be sewn on! xx

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  5. Love this! The hat is perfect with it. Gotta love a swishy dress!

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    1. Thanks - I'm trying hard to actually wear some of my hats.

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  6. Oooh I spied this on ig. Very lovely. I would hazard a guess at cotton sateen (which would be amazing because I've had some stashed with no idea or plan other than " Oh my gosh I love you"). Beautiful :)

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    1. I think it could be. It's so shiny.

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  7. You have made a stunning dress here, looks like one you'd buy in Coast! Pretty Char x

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  8. Ah this is so pretty! Totally agree that it looks really well finished and professional!

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  9. This dress is beautiful!

    Maria xxx

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