Thursday, 1 May 2014

Made By Me #22

If you are still thinking about taking up sewing and making your own clothes I urge you to stop thinking and take the plunge!  I cannot believe how much I get from it.  It gives me time to sit and create something unique and totally me and provides a distraction from spending all evening with my laptop on my knee in front of the television.  I often sew in front of the television but feel like my time is better spent when I am working on my lastest dress.  I find it really relaxing too which is always a bonus.  Plus I end up with a dress that I have made myself which fits me perfectly and puts a smile on my face.  Like this beauty does!

I love spots and the bright primary colours caught my eye.  I quite like ditzy prints so it is nice to switch it up and go for something bold and in your face.  I try to ignore that the bits that overlap are not the colours mixing the two dots would create, haha.  The fabric is nice and crisp and hangs really well creating a lovely full skirt.  I love that almost anything will work with this dress - I have gone for my apple bag, favourite Clarks shoes and that pineapple necklace.  Fruity.

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress


Christine Haynes Emery Dress
Shoes: Clarks
Necklace: Topshop

I'm sure I have mentioned that I am taking part in Me Made May this year, seems silly not to seeings as it is my first year of making my own dresses and all that.  I mostly wear my own creations at the moment and am going to challenge myself to only wear me made dresses during May and to wear a different dress each day for the 31 days.  I will be posting daily snaps on instagram and then blogging a few round up posts here.  Looking forward to checking out the hashtags and seeing everyones creations.

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16 comments:

  1. That's such a pretty pattern!
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  2. I love that dress! My mum can sew and it is something that I would really like to take up, especially as I'm tall and love dresses such as this but they often in shops are not proportioned right for me. Right another thing to put on the 'to do' list. Is there any particular equipment you feel is an absolute must and did you take any classes?

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    1. A sewing machine, a pair of fabric scissors, a tape measure, tailors chalk and some pins are all you really need to get going. I had one kinda lesson, a friend showed me how to make the Emery and I took it from there. I learn by being shown rather than by reading etc so for me a lesson was a must. It is such a great feeling to wear a dress that you love, that fits you perfectly and that you made! Go for it.

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  3. Love that you're getting loads more people excited about sewing and really like this colour dot combo on you. ME MADE MAY win!

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    1. Thank you lovely. I am so happy if my passion rubs off on a few people, it really is the best hobby ever!

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  4. I really want to try but have no idea what I need to get to start. A post on that would be be very handy, have I missed one? Can you get a decent sewing machine for under £150? I wouldn't need to do anything fancy.

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    1. You could defo get a good machine for under £150, have a look at the ones on here - http://www.sewingmachinesdirect.com/janome_sew.htm Their service was fab and you get free threads with your order too which is so handy.

      I haven't done a post on it because I don't really think I have anything to say that would help much? Ask as many questions as you need to and we can chat in person next weekend! YAY!!

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  5. Oh you wouldnt believe how much I wish I could sew! After seeing you in your amazing dresses, Im aching to learn how to sew. Is it difficult or could anyone make a dress? Im usually terrible in any craft, but its my dream to one day be able to sew my own dresses, I would be in heaven! There are so many to die for fabrics out there!!! Newbie tips and advice would come in handy, Im taking a sewing class come autumn.

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    1. I honestly believe most people can be taught to sew. I knew how to use a machine even though I hadn't ever made any clothing before and am quite crafty so I found it quite easy. I learn best from being shown rather than from reading instructions etc so being shown what to do by a lovely sewing friend was a godsend for me. Hope your class goes well, I am sure you will be addicted to dressmaking before you know it!

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  6. Aha, this is the dress you wore when you met Char!!! I've been waiting to see it close up! It's gorgeous, I'd love to make one!!! When I have a bit of time and a chance to go to a class (Also need a sewing machine really and a very very patient teacher! I have told you about the dalek dress incident right?) x

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  7. I love a good spotty dress!

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