Blue Velvet Vintageness

A very long time ago I made this dress. Although I wrote a blog about it at the time I never posted photos of me wearing it. As I wore this dress to a 21st last Saturday night I thought I’d get some snaps with it on. Blogging about this dress has got me thinking – do you blog about everything you make? How do you choose which items make the cut?

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This dress is made of deep navy velvet using a vintage McCall’s pattern. I bought it from etsy at least a couple of years ago and used it first for this dress, and later for Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Sewalong last year. I chose it because I like the dramatic low back and I high neckline. I love this dress and have worn it a lot. It’s strange to me that it’s taken so long to get some photos of me wearing it! I blog extensively about the creation of it so perhaps I thought you readers must be over it by the time I finished!

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Also this is how I did my hair, or more correctly, how I saw my hair with my ipad!

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15 thoughts on “Blue Velvet Vintageness”

  1. This is so pretty. You can tell it’s the same dress as your mad men make but it has a different feel to it. Very chic. You’re ready to party! I usually end up blogging everything eventually but sometimes months after it was made. Nothing escapes the blog forever šŸ™‚

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  2. Such a pretty dress, I loves it! But that is a very good question – what makes the cut to the blog. Well at the moment I blog about everything I make, even if it is a pattern I’ve made before – mostly I blog for my own future reference so note where I got the fabric and what adjustments I made and what my thoughts are if I made the pattern again. But blogging is onerous and takes time to ensure that it is well written and pictures are decent. I think I’m still finding my way with what to blog and what not to blog. This is a great question.

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    1. Yes that’s a good point – using your blog as a design journal. I do that too but subconsciously. When I’m making a pattern again I think “now I know I changed this last time, I wonder if I mentioned it in the post?” And you’re right blogging can be time consuming, especially when I’m waiting for someone to take photos for me!

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  3. Oh my this is so elegant on you and the back is stunning, wonderful work! I too do not blog everything I make, I tend to neglect the photo taking step and just move on to the next sewing project!

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  4. What a fantastic pattern for dark blue navy – a perfect pairing. I mostly blog all my makes because I don’t record my sewing anywhere else, but these been a few boring track suit or pj pants that I haven’t bothered….

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