I think I’ve got about ten million emails this week from Asos and Modcloth and other online clothes shops. Don’t get me wrong, I love these emails, they give me an excuse to peruse their websites and look at all the beautiful dresses they have.
I always particularly enjoy the retro and vintage inspired dresses with their full skirts, floral prints, high necklines and self-fabric belts. Here are some of my current favourites from Modcloth.
Daisy In Love
Luck Be A Lady in Powder Blue
Event Planner Dress which looks a lot like a wedding dress I saw at Unveiled at Te Papa
Reading By The Riverbank
What inspires you?
Unfortunately I didn’t make it to sewing class on Monday. But I did had a lovely dinner with my flat mate Christine instead (home made spaghetti bolognaise in case you were wondering).
However I can tell you about one of the projects I have on the go right now. It’s another dress from the Vogue 1102 pattern. I say ‘another’ because I’ve made it once before (click here to read the post). Here’s how it turned out last time:
What I loved about this pattern was how the open back made it nice and cool as a summer dress. However when I looked at the pattern I thought it would make a great formal dress (ie for going to army dinners with my Lovely. Because of this I had made it out of a delicious wool crepe which undid all the great work of it being a summer dress.
So my plan this time is to make it in a light cotton. I chose this pink and yellow floral/ stripy print at designer textiles ($6/m) and thought I’d give it a whirl.
So far I’ve sewn the lining and the bodice and attached the two together.
Here’s the finished bodice:
So now I’m up to attaching the skirt to the bodice.
How’s your sewing project going?
Last week for Mothers Day I gave my mum some flowers. I’m spending this weekend at home so I took some more photos of the flowers. Here they are:
Here are some more photos of the bouquet of flowers my sister gave me for my
university graduation. Just cos …
If anyone can help me name some of these flowers I would be most grateful!
Just got home from Wellington to find a lovely surprise – the bunting I won from the very talented repurposedmind has arrived! IMMENSE EXCITEMENT.
This is a gorgeous bunting made by repurposedmind with a dainty pink floral print on one side of each triangle and pink and white stripes on the other.
It is beautiful!
I won’t be able to hang it up just yet as I’m moving house in two weeks but will post photos en situ when it is up.
Thanks again repurposedmind ! You’re a star!