22.5.14

In full colour- high low dress

Hey guys,
I hope all is well! SOooooooo with all the Me Made madness that's been going on I've come to realise I have too many unblogged projects and so do most members of the fellow sewing community. I am not alone, ohhhh I am not alone! I had the camera pulled out and did some quick shots as I headed out the door for an evening recital.

I made this pretty coloured dress maybe just under a year ago and I've worn it so many times since then. I usually get lots of eyes on me when I wear it so I try to wear it to smaller event and gatherings with friends. It probably reminds people of a walking rainbow or Skittles or a Caribbean flower garden. My husband calls it my parrot dress especially since it has a tail feather.

I fell in love with the fabric when I went to the store and they had three different coloured versions.....this one is more yellow based, there was also and blue based and a pink based. There is still the pink one at the store and I'm thinking of buying it to host a little give-away. It's chiffon and a quite soft one at that. The base of the dress is a yellow lining fabric. 

The construction is all self drafted hence the over wide neckline which occasionally wants to drop off when I slouch. The dipped hem is also imperfect because of me doing things free handed and uncalculated at times. The skirt is a circle skirt with the waistline cut a bit wide for some gathers. The waistline is elasticised and I used the elastic to make my gathers rather than just for ease of wear. I find this to be the simplest way to get gathers into a dress.






Special thanks to my photographer!

I hope you guys like the dress and let me know if I should host a give-away for the pink version of this fabric. I'm not too sure if I have many followers.

God bless y'all! 




8 comments:

  1. This dress is SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! As soon as I saw it on IG I had to come see the blog post :) I really love the colors and the design is great! Self-drafted - you GO girl! :) I think a giveaway with the pink version of this fabric (all 3 colors sound lovely) is a great idea! Or if you wanted, I would just do a swap with you - that fabric is awesome!

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    1. Thank you Sally..... so when I was much younger I spent most of my time self drafting because of my skinny bones and lack of patterns from granny and mummy. I don't always get it right because I don't like to take my time....lol. I would definitely consider the swap too :)

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  2. What a stunning dress! It's a lovely style on you - you have such a great eye for silhouettes that suit you. Absolutely beautiful :) Please consider my hand up for the giveaway too - how generous!

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    1. Thanks Danielle! ....... There are so many styles I love but I stay far from so I'm glad to hear that I'm choosing well for my silhouette. Thanks for the interest!

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  3. i see why you get stares, this is amazing! my stash has been enhanced lately by gifts so, in the interest of appeasing the fates, i'll bow out of a giveaway--but yes, i think some would love to own a colorway of this, especially after seeing such gorgeous inspiration :)

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    1. Thanks Oona, you flatter me :) .......I know what you mean about the mega stash....and I haven't even been gifted.....I have banned myself from personal purchasing.... It's so bloody hard though!

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  4. This is stunning dress! You look great as always and your fabric is a dream :)

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