Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Made By Me #26

I said I would be back today and I am back with a corker!  I tend to try and avoid fabrics that are too much in the style of my two sewing comrades Roisin and Char.  When it comes to Roisin I always think of sassy pin up girls, the Eiffel Tower and nautical vibes and when it comes to Char it is DINOSAURS!  I couldn't resist this gorgeous dinosaur fabric though, it was far too adorable to pass by and I knew it would make a corker of a dress.  I love that it is fun without being child-like and the mix of colours is just perfect.

I am on baby-sitting duties for my nephew this weekend while my sister is away and think it will be the perfect dress for the occassion unless I can rustle up some digger fabric in the mean time!  I am going to take him to see the randy guinea pig at Hatton Country World.  My sister has a hen do to Blackpool, a recent survey carried out by Ladbrokes Bingo found that men think that Blackpool is in the top three destinations chosen by women for their hen do but in reality only 4% of women actually want to go to Blackpool.  Well this hen definately falls into that 4% as it was all her own choice right down to the fancy dress they will all be sporting.

Christine Haynes Emery Dress




Christine Haynes Emery Dress
Dress: Made by me using Jurassic Coast by Lewis & Irene
Bracelet: Duepunti*

This is the last Emery I made before making further adjustments to the bodice, I will go in to more detail of the adjustments I made on my next post but you can see the little gape around the neckline if you look closely.  I wouldn't batter an eye lid if this was a shop bought dress, the fit is already way better than most ready to wear clothing.  I knew I could make it perfect though if I stopped racing through dress making and took some time out to make a few more tweaks.

I am going to the Christine Haynes meet and greet in London on Friday with Roisin and Char and am really exicted at the prospect! I haven't met many 'sewy' people yet and they all seem like a lovely bunch.  I also believe that if I hadn't started with the Emery pattern my love of sewing may not have gotten so out of hand so quickly so it will be really lovely to meet the lady behind the pattern.  I am going to be stitching up a storm the next couple of evenings as I really want the dress I wear to be Emery number 50.  The fabric is pretty amazing, I can't wait to share it!  Let me know if you are going or if you want to go but don't want to go alone, we don't bite and love making new friends.

I am also wearing a little pink bracelet kindly gifted to me by Duepunti.  I was initially quite confused by the concept as I couldn't work out what the material they were made from was like.  It is kinda like jelly shoes I guess which means I love it.  It is cute and playful and really unusual, their tagline is 'unconventional diamonds' and I certainly didn't expect to see a diamond set in silicone but it works really well.

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17 comments:

  1. Oooh, I'd love to do the Christine Haynes meet-up! I had to miss the House of Pinheiro one last month, so this would be great. :-)

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    1. Hopefully see you there! Do you have twitter/instagram? Your dresses are beautiful!

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  2. I love the colours of this fabric. I'm currently cutting out my second ever Emery (I finished my first at the beginning of June) in hopes that it'll be ready for Friday but I'm such a slow sewer (sewist? Sewer makes me think of drains and waste!) that it's likely it won't be done in time. Looking forward to seeing your Emery on Friday, I'll be sure to say hi!

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    1. Looking forward to meeting you, hope you get your Emery finished, I am hoping to make mine on Thursday!

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  3. Oooh, I adore that dress- dinosaurs!!!!!!!!!!! You look beautiful as usual! Oh how I wish I could meet you, Char and Roisin in London!!!
    Have fun!x

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    1. Thank you Kezzie!! That would be fab, we should make it happen.

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  4. Such a brilliant fabric! Looking forward to meeting you and Emery #50 on Friday!

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    1. Looking forward to meeting you too, Friday is going to be much fun!

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  5. Such a cute print. I'm actually in the process of sewing a dinosaur dress too!

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    1. Dinosaurs rock! Looking forward to seeing your finished dress.

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  6. I LOVE this fabric - I really need to get around to making mine into something, I still haven't put the teapots together though. :( Running out of time this week! Can't wait for Friday though x

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    1. Never enough time for all you cram in Char! I am doing the teapots tonight and then number 50 tomorrow, looking forward to seeing your face xx

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  7. Gorgeous dress, you're inspiring me to get a move on with my own version x

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    1. Thank you, looking forward to seeing yours.

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  8. lovely as always and I can't wait to finally meet you! yay!!!

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