Sunday, 9 February 2014

Sew Sunday #1

I'm not one to do things be halves so when I decided that it was time to learn to make my own dresses and that I was going to take the opportunity to get a sewing machine for my birthday I knew it was likely to become my new obsession.  I can't help it, I have a pretty obsessive personality but it does mean I give any new hobby 110%.  I already have enough fabric in my stash to make another 10 or so dresses and plan on making a new dress each week and sharing it with you guys in what I am going to call Sew Sunday.  I have realised that my biggest passions in life revolve around dresses, lusting after them, buying them, wearing them, blogging them and now making them.  I started blogging because of my love of dresses and am now finally making my own.

I found this raccoon by Tula Pink in John Lewis but decided at nearly £14 a metre it was too expensive for me to potentially mess up.  BUT I couldn't stop thinking about it and when we planned the Dolly Clackett sewing bee I decided that with Roisin to hand I wouldn't be able to screw it up so I took the plunge.  I wanted the first dress I made to be special and I am so proud of how it turned out.

I apologise in advance if I end up making the Emery dress over and over and not much else!  It is honestly my dream dress.  The bodice fits like a glove, the skirt is nice and full and I can add sleeves any length I want.  A nipped in waist and full skirt is the most flattering silhouette on me and I no longer have to struggle to find dresses that fit the bill. 







Dress: Made by me
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes 

Just look how cute my shoes are!! I bloody loved Clarks anyway but this collaboration with Orla Kiely is on a whole other level.  The platform shoes are totally amazing but unfortunately too tall for me so I went for the cute Milly Mary Jane's in cream.  They are going to look fab come summer with a pretty little frock, I am on the hunt for the perfect fabric to show them off.  I really, really need the red ones too!

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18 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous fabric! I have no space for my sewing machine in my flat, can't wait until I can start using it again. Amazing job, well done!
    Cx
    www.shoppedanddropped.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely. That's such a shame, I would love to see your creations xx

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  2. I've said it to lovely Roisin but time to say to you: what a lovely job you've done! It's a stunner! Also your shoes are FAB!

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    1. Thank you so much, means a lot. I am so proud of it!!

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  3. WOW that dress is stunning, you've done such a great job!
    You should sell these beauties, I'd be buying them by the dozen!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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    1. Thank you so much! I am going to be a selfish sewer, I am going to find it hard to keep up with all the dresses I want!! haha.

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  4. Oh wow the Orla Kiely shoes are gorgeous! I tried a pair on Friday but resisted!

    (Nice to meet you via the Boden Splash Mob. You looked lovely!)

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    1. They are so cute, which ones did you try on? Loved your Boden outfit, wish I could pull off a midi like you!

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  5. Oh, boy, I adore your dress! I saw a sneak peek of it on Instagram and fell instantly in love with the fabric so much I've just bought 2.5 yards of it for me!

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    1. oooh exciting!! Which colourway did you go for?

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  6. That dress is stunning, and the fabric is divine! Brava!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it! Thank you.

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  7. I just love that fabric, the dress is a perfect fit for you too! Looks gorgeous! Well done!

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    1. Thank you! The fabric is ace isn't it!

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  8. It's such a gorgeous dress. I'd love to be able to sew dresses but I can't even thread a machine right :)

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    1. Thank you! It's really not that hard, they number the threading order and everything ;)

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