Thursday, November 8, 2012

in stitches: ladylike frock

Some time spent at my machine this week, with something a little different. Something a little ladylike, something a little for me. A new dress to wear to a wedding on the weekend. Some (rather rusty) technique put into practice, a gorgeous vintage pattern and some delightful printed satin all coming together. Almost- just the shoulder seams and hems to finish.
 
 
 
I have been scared of Vogue patterns in the past, but I found this one just fine. I even adapted it to be fully lined, and only confused myself five times. Which is perfectly normal and in no way the fault of the pattern.

In other creative pursuits, these lovely little label arrived yesterday. Next week will be all about the bonnets. Time to get onto some of that plan, Stan.

But first, I have some serious party-dress wearing to attend to.

Will be looking at other creative spaces today, too.

24 comments:

  1. *swoon* The pattern, the fabric. Perfect!

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  2. Wow, how clever are you! I hope we get to see a photo of it on you too!

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  3. how delightful....how gorgeous....how clever!

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  4. You have done a wonderful job! What a beautiful pattern and choice of fabric.
    The tags look sweet too. Can't wait to see them in use! :)

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  5. Ooh, your frock is gorgeous...I love the style, very flattering.
    Loving the new look of your blog too.
    x

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  6. Pretty fabric, stunning pattern - well done you!

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  7. Wow!
    That is stunning!

    I so wish I was crafty!
    My mother is incredibly handy with a sewing machine, and knitting needles, and needlepoint.
    I rely on her to do all my craft!

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  8. Oh wow the dress is stunning- lovely print and pattern.
    And yay for the labels.
    x

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  9. Oh that is gorgeous! What a beautiful job you have done of it. ANd yay a million times over for wee little labels. Yay for you! Wishing you a beautiful Friday.
    Steph :) x
    thisbrownwren.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful! I just adore that fabric :)

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  11. Beautiful! Clever you. Following patterns is not my strong point.

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  12. What a gorgeous dress, the fabric is lovely too.

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  13. That dress is just sensational. So beautiful.

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  14. The dress is very beautiful. How exciting to get your labels.

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  15. Oh wow, what a gorgeous dress. I'm new to your blog, and am liking what I see. Look forward to having a look around and getting to know you better.

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  16. THANK YOU! I have been drewling over this pattern for soooo long, wanting to make a vintage dress for my self to my sisters wedding. But I have been to "scared" to try it out, and not quite sure if I could do it. Tell me, was It difficult? :)

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