Thursday, 13 March 2014

Made By Me #7

I bought this paisley fabric on my little trip to Birmingham a month or so ago.  It is 60" wide and I decided to use the full width for the skirt so it is ultra full which I adore, it's thinner than most of the fabric I have used though so I think it really benefits from the extra fabric.  I love paisley and was drawn to this one by the colours, another grey base!  I messed up a bit when cutting out the fabric, I am now mostly lining my dresses with the same fabric after struggling to find matching plain cottons and spending as much on them as the actual dress fabric.  I forgot that I had bought less length in this fabric because of the width and cut out the shell and lining before I realised I hadn't left enough length for the sleeves!  I made them as long as I could and then added a strip of fabric fashioned to make them look like turn ups so they fall just below my elbows, I think they have turned out pretty well.






Dress: Made by me - unbranded fabric from Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes
Shoes: asos

My asos shoes are back in stock in a few sizes by the way, they are so comfy and a bargain in the sale.  I have ordered myself another pair as a back up!

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17 comments:

  1. I think this is my favourite yet, so envious you can sew! x

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    1. I honestly believe anyone can do it, have a go Laura!

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  2. I've never really been a fan of paisley, I'm not sure why. I love the combination of colours in the print of this one, though and you really can't tell where the sleeves didn't go quite to plan. I've been recycling old sheets etc as linings lately as the price of cotton can be really high but I don't like to use the polyester stuff where I can avoid it.

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    1. I lined the purple spot one with poly as it was all I could get, yuck!

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  3. Cannot believe you are a sewing wizard already Sarah! They look literally amazing and you must be super duper proud. SO don't forget about me when you open your new shop and arrange a launch night yeah ;) ha. I kid. Although seriously you should start selling! xx

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    1. Haha thanks Katy! I only know how to make one pattern fitted to me, good job I love dresses hey.

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  4. I think the shorter sleeve length suits the lighter fabric. I've used sheets (new and 2nd hand)as lining material, Abakhan has lovely light weight poplin in a range of colours at reasonable prices. Do you have Dunlem Mills locally? Their cotton is also cheap but not as soft or light as the poplin from Abakhan, woud save on the extra lenght of the fashion fabric.

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    1. There is a Dunelm in Coventry which is about 20 miles from me, I will have to go have a look. Thanks lovely.

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  5. You're on a roll - will we see you on the sewing bee next year?

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    1. No chance Sarah! You couldn't pay me enough to be on TV (okay maybe you could but you know!) plus I can only make one pattern, haha.

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  6. What a gorgeous dress! I love the fabric. I use bedsheets as linings - lots of fabric for very little money.

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    1. It's lovely isn't it, I love paisley! I have a white sheet I use for lining but struggle with colour matching on some, want to make them as close as possible in case a bit peeps out on the neckline.

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  7. This pattern and this fabric and you = made for each other! I love the tones on this

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    1. Thank you! I really did luck out finding such a Sarah pattern, it's my dream dress!

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  8. Love this dress SO much, Sarah, particularly the little "turn up" detail you added (and the fabric's really similar to what I'm wearing in this photo (post coming soon ;) ). I wish I could make my own dresses but I lack the patience and probably the capacity to do so, so it really does amaze me when I see you, Char, et al making your own! xx

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    1. You look gorgeous in that photo! Love the hair. I am sure you could, I honestly believe anyone can. When I started it took about 10 hours to make a dress, I am already down to about 5 hour now! We need to sort out August xx

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  9. I love your style and this blog. :)
    Tiziana

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