Sunday, 16 February 2014

Sew Sunday #2

So dress number two.  All went well with this one even though I forgot to switch to the zip foot when putting in the zipper, ooops.  I am not sure why the bodice is a bit wrinkled in the photos, it doesn't look like that in real life.  I spied this fabric on Plush Addict when looking for something Valentines-esque.  Hearts are not just for Valentines mind, I will defo be rocking this beauty all year round.  It's wider than the raccoon print so the skirt is beautifully full.  I am in love.

The dress is another Emery by Christine Haynes.  I cut a size 8 and added 1/2 inch to the bodice side seams.  I cut the shoulder seams on an angle which stops any gaping around the neck and sew with a 6/8 seam allowance.  The sleeves are a size bigger than the bodice, I like the gathered look so gather around the shoulder seam when attaching which helps give me definition at the shoulders.  I don't use the pattern for the skirt, I use the width of the fabric to make a fuller skirt.  I haven't tried adding either the bow or the collar from the pattern yet but when I find the perfect fabric I am going to give it a go!  I really have found my perfect dress, so much so I have just finished making number 5... will it be bad if I only ever make this dress?!







 Dress: Made by Me
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes 
Tights: asos




How amazing are the back of these tights?!
I wore this dress during the day on Valentines and paired it with some amazing heart tights complete with little red hearts on the heel, adorable.  The other great thing about making my own dresses is I choose the length.  I have always steered clear of sheer tights as they do my thighs no favours but now my dresses come to the knee I am going to rock the socks off them!  Let me know if you see any fab prints.  I didn't actually wear my ladydragons to work but decided they were perfect for this outfit.  I am looking forward to wearing them more once the weather warms up.

I bought Roisin some amazing dress labels as a little pressie to thank her for giving me this amazing skill.  We had a conversation about what we would put on the labels if we ordered some... I tongue in cheek said 'handmade with love' which was met with snorts of laughter.  F*cking handmade was suggested which perfectly suits our Roisin.  After seeing them I had to order some for myself, can't wait to share what I went for with you all!  They are from wovenlabelsuk.com and were really reasonable.


The fabric I am lusting after this week is by Camelot Cottons and called Theodore & Izzy Tulips in grey.  I love the colour combination and this is one floral I can get excited about!  If you have a fabric board on Pinterest let me know, I love seeing what others like.

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19 comments:

  1. Fabulous! And hell, make Emery 50 times if she works for you!

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    1. Thank you! And I am going to, she is perfect!

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  2. Yay! What Vicki Kate says. This looks really gorgeous on you Sarah, well done! Xx

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  3. So gorgeous Sarah! How long did this one take? X

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    1. Thank you. I can knock one out in two evenings so probs about 10 hours in total.

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  4. I can't take how clever you are! This dress is just amazing and gorgeous! So lovely lady xx

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    1. Thanks Steph! I think I have found my new favourite hobby ;)

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  5. You're so talented Sarah, I wish I had the patience to learn to make dresses for myself! That heart print is so cute, I actually have a dress similar to this only with the colours reversed :)
    xx

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    1. They do the fabric the other way round too, might have to also get that one ;) It doesn't really take much patience and thankfully I haven't found it too frustrating!

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  6. Look at you busting out fabulous dresses! I love the heart print and the Emery pattern suits you so well!

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    1. I'm just about to cut out numbers 6 & 7 as I can't quite decide which to make next. I am loving it!

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  7. Yet again another fabulous vintage look. Fab colour on you !

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11040855

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  8. Love it! You are on a serious roll and I am beyond thrilled and flattered that it's my pattern that you fell in love with! Can't wait to see your others!

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  9. That dress is amazing! I can't believe you made it; you've got some serious talent! :)

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  10. You look beautiful here, so jealous that you made that dress!

    Maria xxx

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  11. Another amazing dress!! I dont know how youre managing to whip them up so quickly!!

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