Sunday, 2 March 2014

Sew Sunday #4

Today marks one month since I started what's become a love affair with sewing.  Doesn't time fly when you're having fun!  I have learned that I am more patient than I thought and that whilst hemming actually sucks way more than cutting out, the end result makes all of it worthwhile.  There really is no better feeling than someone complimenting a dress that you made.  One month and 10 and a half dresses later I am so, so happy I finally took the plunge and bought a sewing machine for my birthday.  It is so rewarding and helps me unwind whilst filling my wardrobe with dresses that are totally me.  I am so proud that none of the dresses look obviously handmade, I am a bit of a perfectionist and whilst not every seam may be as straight as they should be I can see how I am improving as each dress is finished.  I am also really proud that my progress has inspired others to dig their machine out or buy one and get some lessons, if I can do it anyone can.

I have still yet to deviate from the Emery by Christine Haynes, what is the point when you have found your perfect pattern?!  I have made more alterations to help sort out the shoulder/neckline issues I was having but not until dress number 10!  I decided not to taper the sleeves of dress number 4 as much and looking at these photographs I am not sure I like the final result so these ones will probably be tapered shortly.  I love purple but struggle to find purple clothes I like, everything usually boarders on being either a bit gothy or bridesmaidy.  The spot design caught my eye, it's a bit different from my usual polka dots. I'm in the market for some bright pink shoes to go with this dress, I usually like to pair purple with red but think it looks ace with pink too.  These cute peep toe shoes from Peter Hahn would be ideal, looking forward to Spring bringing some warmer weather.





Dress: Made by me using all about colour spot fabric from Fabric Freedom
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes 
Shoes: asos

I've also made way more dresses than I thought was possible so watch out for a few Sew Sunday posts sneaking in during the week!

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12 comments:

  1. gorgeous dress! love this outfit post :)
    www.lydiarosexo.blogspot.co.uk xo

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  2. I am so thrilled that you love sewing so much. You are clearly a natural and I can't believe you've been sewing for only a month! Hooray for you!!

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    1. Haha thank you Sarah! I'm enjoying it so much :)

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  3. So lovely Sarah, I'm more and more impressed every time I see your latest endeavours :) And this patent was MADE for you, it's just perfect <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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    1. Thanks lovely, can't wait to see you get started!

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  4. Love this dress, the fabric is so cute! x

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  5. Ooooh what a beautiful fabric! I've been meaning to comment for yonks Sarah, I think it's so amazing that you've taken up dress making! Your creations are fab! I would just love to learn the art of dress making!

    Aysh xox

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    1. You should go for it, it's such a rewarding hobby.

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  6. I'm so impressed how much you've done in one short month! The pattern and fabrics are so you that it's hard to tell them apart from your Wednesday posts. Loving the purple

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    1. Thanks so much, I'm pretty impressed with myself! Haha

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  7. another winner!!! I'm so honored!

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