Modcloth Inspiration

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.

20120531-175825.jpg

Daisy In Love

20120531-175837.jpg

Luck Be A Lady in Powder Blue

20120531-175844.jpg

Event Planner Dress which looks a lot like a wedding dress I saw at Unveiled at Te Papa

20120531-175853.jpg

Reading By The Riverbank

20120531-175903.jpg

Beachfront View

20120531-180150.jpg

My Personal Favourite – Jewelry Box Beautiful Dress

What inspires you?

Sewing Class: Week Four

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.

20120524-220744.jpg

Here’s the finished bodice:

20120526-120855.jpg

20120526-120904.jpg

So now I’m up to attaching the skirt to the bodice.

How’s your sewing project going?

OMG PARCEL FROM THE UK

Just got home from Wellington to find a lovely surprise – the bunting I won from the very talented repurposedmind has arrived! IMMENSE EXCITEMENT.

20120416-185552.jpg

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.

20120416-185817.jpg

It is beautiful!

20120416-190024.jpg

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!