Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Bliss of Mrs Blossom

I picked up this fabric from Fabric-a-brac (blogged here) and I knew it had to become a dress! The fabric is good enough that I could have even made a jacket – but alas there was only 2 meters!






It has the biggest purple and pink blossoms and another fleur de lis (?) kinda print – I’m not sure what this might be called – let me know in the comments if you do!
The fabric could well have been a curtain off cut so it’s pretty warm and so I’m able to wear it around without a cardigan.

The pattern I used was Simplicity 7436. An a-line tent dress with V shaped yoke and front patch pockets. The V at the front is supposed to be created in 3 parts – but I wanted to make it in 2 pieces so that the pattern was continuous. It worked out but the point of the V went a little funny and so I ended up with a teeny little pleat to make it look ok. 




I also added long sleeves from another pattern as this one is obviously for summer as it only includes short ones



Pinking the raw edges

Neckline
Teeny stitches on the pockets




These photos were taken at the Blog Society Launch on the top of the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art by Annette Wilson – who is an actual photographer but was kind enough to take these pics for me. 


And don't forget I'm having a giveaway here - Just tell me something that you would really like to learn! Easy-peasy

Cat xo

19 comments:

  1. Awesome dress! Love your hair color too.

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    1. Thanks!! I've been using a blue/violet shampoo that takes the brassiness out of bleached hair.

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  2. Love this dress! I still need to take photos of my recent make - must remedy that soon. x

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    1. Ooh yes! Please do! My blog roll is a little empty lately. I think due to uni/college exams and summer/winter holidays being had.

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  3. This dress is perfect! I love the fabric you found :)

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    1. Oh thank you! I wish there was more of it! I might have to try and reproduce it somehow...

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  4. Such a lovely fabric! And dress! Good job on the pockets, they're invisible! xxx

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    1. I tried really hard to get them to match - Obviously it worked! Thanks for the kind words too!

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  5. Just gorgeous. The colour looks fantastic on you lovely :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm really in love with purple lately

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  6. The dress and the fabric is perfect for you !

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  7. OH MY! this dress is AMAZING and it goes so well with your hair!

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    1. Thanks! I love this dress. I wish I could wear it all the time!

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    2. Oh! and how are your PJs coming along?

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  8. Dress + hair colour = perfection! This outfit is a number one hit!

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  9. I can't believe I didn't comment on this! The dress is amazing and I'm totally in love with that print!

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    1. Thanks lovely! I'm thinking of replicating it on Spoonflower - in different shades maybe?

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