Friday, 16 May 2014

Made By Me #24

I can't believe I am only sharing dress number 24, I finished number 41 last night!!  I need to snap a few of them at the weekend and share them asap so I can attempt to catch up.  That's the problem with finding a new hobby you can't get enough of, it doesn't leave you enough time for all the other things such as taking photos in your back garden.  I have said this before but I am so, so happy that my obsession with my new hobby has rubbed off on a few of you.  It is lovely to get emails, tweets and comments letting me know I have inspired you to dig out your sewing machine or to go buy one and learn how to make your perfect dress.  I already had my own style which I had to adapt to fit around shop bought clothing.  Now each and every one of my dresses is uniquely me.  Just wait til you see number 42... not quite sure what that says about me.  Haha.

I picked up this fabric at the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC earlier this year for a bargain £6 a metre.  I usually pay £12 a metre for Lizzy House fabric and had been after this design for weeks to no avail, I think my excitement at finding it at such a bargain price may have been apparent! I love that even though it is pink I can pull out the blue from the print and team it with my favourite blue shoes to make it a little less girly if that makes any sense.  I have gone from having hardly any pink in my handmade wardrobe to adding loads of it since I made this dress and realising I can still wear pink as a red head.  The fabric was purchased at the Fabrics Galore stand but isn't on their website, they had way more fabrics at the show than listed online so if you are near I recommend popping in and having a look.  I got the impression that they purchase end of production fabrics and sell them off cheaper on a regular basis so if you are hunting for that fabric you have only just discovered, really need and can't find drop them an email - they might have it!

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress


Christine Haynes Emery Dress
Dress: Made by me using Outfox The Fox fabric by Lizzy House bought from Fabrics Galore
Shoes: Clarks

Another reason I haven't been very good at snapping outfit posts is photos like this.  The majority of photos we take have the wind doing it's thing and me with my eyes closed, I just wanna take a few snaps and be done with it!






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9 comments:

  1. I admire your work rate, its phenomenal. I love the fabrics you choose, you have introduced me to websites and fabrics I would never have come across. Thanks

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  2. I love how well this matches your shoes - good old bargain fabric! :)

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  3. You always pick the best fabrics Sarah!
    Sophie
    x

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  4. That fabric is amazing -love it...now planning my own dress (don't get to do that very often!) xx

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  5. Any chance you'd sell dresses? Or swap them for another dress? :D

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  6. I really struggle with photos. The light is dreadful in the early evening and I've lost my tripod so I have to rely on a wonky iron table which sways in the wind. Gorgeous dress!!! Tell me, are you aiming for a million dresses? X

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  7. I think this may be one of my favourites yet, that shade of pink is lovely on you!

    Maria xxx

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  8. Another gorgeous one! Keep 'em coming!

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