Thursday, November 3, 2011

my creative space: a dress to wear

I have been doing a spot of sewing this week! After last week and my "a dress too good to wear"... I got stuck into making a wrap dress I can wear :)

:: a bit of sewing

I've had this fabric in my stash for probably years!!! I'm still not sure about it... it is quite flowery for me, but I do like... I think!  I thought I would make a dress out of it as I am still adjusting the pattern and didn't want to stuff up on some really, really nice fabric!

:: a flowery wrap dress to wear

I am really happy with how it turned out and I'm looking forward to wearing it out and about... though I do feel a bit like a 1950's house wife in her house dress.... I do love the 1950's style :)

ps. I have worn my "a dress too good to wear" to a birthday lunch on the weekend... hooray!

Hope you are having a great creative week!
There are loads more creative people over at our creative spaces...

23 comments:

  1. I love that dress and the fabric's great too. What pattern did you use?

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  2. ooh, lamina, so pretty!! will we get any modeled shots?

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  3. Looks beautiful, perfect for summer!

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  4. gorgeous dress! I have never been game enough to make something for myself. I always make something for the kids though...

    I should probably change that!

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  5. Yay for you! This one is gorgeous too and I'm glad the other one got to go on an outing.

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  6. It looks great and I really like the print on the fabric - good to have cheery dresses for summer, I've just been making one of those too :)

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  7. Beautiful! I like the little flowers and from a distance they seem to have a bit of a polka dot appearance. I look forward to seeing it on.

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  8. i really like it!! the colours are great.
    you did a great job with the pattern drafting too ~ looks so hard to do!

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  9. Looks FAB Lamina! Ooh you are clever! I'd love to have the whip up skills to draught and sew a dress. x

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  10. looks fab! and who doesn't love the 50's?

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  11. A winner! Great fabric -perfect for your pattern.

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  12. It's lovely. The colours are so rich. I quite like to chanel my innner 1950's lady now and again. I'd love to see you modelling it!

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  13. It looks great...nothing wrong with a 50's house dress ; }
    I'm interested as well to know what pattern you used...of to read the rest of your blog....

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  14. Great dress. The flowers look like a pattern in that second photo. Wear it 'til it's threadbare and smile your head off!

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  15. I like it! I don't consider myself too flowery, either, but flower patterns have been growing on me. And, from a distance, it doesn't look flowery so much as patterned. Great work!

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  16. Thanks everyone xxx

    Flowerpress - I drafted the pattern myself out of desperation of not being able to find one I liked :)

    Amy and Miriam - I'm a bit shy to model the dress :)

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  17. I love it! You've reminded me that I really need to make something nice for ME someday soon! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. I think this will look gorgeous for summer. A lovely fresh looking floral, in beautiful colours.

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  19. This is a very cool retro dress so I get your comment on feeling like a 1950's housewife. Actually my mom had a dress very similar to this and man does that date me... I wonder if she used the same pattern as she sewed all her own clothes. Glad to have found your site. Cheers! LJ

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  20. What a great dress. It seems you made it quickly too.

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  21. Oh, this is just too good! I love retro dresses like this! I seriously wish I could sew like you and make my own clothing...
    Ronnie xo

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  22. I wish I could sew! Can you post a picture of it on you (or on a manikin)? I want to see how it hangs. Looks beautiful!

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  23. Oh! I wish I had some of that talent of yours!

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