Monday, 16 June 2014

Made By Me #28 & A London Retro Giveaway

I hunted high and low for this fabric and was extra specially happy when I managed to find it in the UK and there was a sale on, result!  The fabric is by Birch Organics and is a lovely quality which feels really nice to the touch.  The whole Robotic collection is pretty cool but the chemist print won me over, I love the test tubes and the mix of colours.  I plan on getting these orange Clarks as soon as they hit the sales, I have been drawn to prints that contain orange a lot recently and they will go with so many of my me made dresses. 

I had a fab time in London on Friday, fabric shopping with Roisin and Char is always much fun.  I came home with 6 new fabrics plus an absolute gorgeous fabric gift from Christine Haynes.  Talking of Christine it was so lovely to meet her and all of the other lovely ladies at the party.  There were some beautiful Emery dresses in attendance and I cannot wait to get sewing up number 51.  I think number 50 is now my favourite, I even matched my nails for the occasion!

Christine Haynes Emery Dress




Christine Haynes Emery Dress
Dress: Made by me using Chemist Robots by Birch Organics
Sunglasses: London Retro*

Glasses Direct came to my rescue recently by offering me a pair of prescription sunglasses to review.  My only pair of prescription sunglasses must be about 10 years old so the prescription is quite outdated and they make me feel a bit queasy when I wear them.  It took me ages to decide on the frame, so many of the London Retro frames are exactly my style so it really wasn't an easy choice.  I ended up going for the Jubilee frames with a dark tint and anti reflection lenses.   They arrived really quickly and I am so, so impressed at the quality.  So impressed I have since taken advantage of a fab offer, 50% off my first pair of frames plus a second pair for free!  I went for these frames as regular glasses and these ones for sunglasses.  Excited for them to arrive, maybe being able to mix up my glasses will make having to wear them a bit less of a chore.  Good news for you guys is Glasses Direct have offered up a pair of London Retro sunglasses for giveaway!  You can win your choice of frame and tinted lenses with or without prescription, see the widget below for further details. 

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44 comments:

  1. Such an adorable dress!

    Emma x
    http://www.beautyandrags.co.uk

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  2. love the Babs pair in black/gold - truly retro!!

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  3. That dress is so pretty - love the print!
    I really like 'Soho' sunnies in tortoiseshell - they look really cute! :)
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love the tortoishell carnaby pair, much like my current glasses actually.

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  5. Love the shape of the Nancy ones, not least because it's also my middle name!

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  6. http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk/london-retro-carnaby-9033/?prca=PRCA20131831

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  7. I would love the LONDON RETRO PICCADILLY

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  8. London Retro Bakerloo look nice

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  10. http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk/prescription-sunglasses/london-retro-piccadilly/?prca=PRCA20132013

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  11. I have been lusting over the these Jubilee London Retros for some time. I love Glasses Direct such good service!

    Amy - Another Innocent Girl

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  12. Love the London Retro Bakerloo ones!

    Ashleigh

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  13. I love the London Retro Guy in turquoise/blue http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk/london-retro-guy/?prca=PRCA20131833.

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  14. Excellent dress, love the fabric print. It was so lovely to meet you on Friday - you'll be pleased to hear that I ordered the purple panda fabric now, just waiting for it to arrive and figuring out what dress pattern I'll use with it!

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  15. I'm torn between Nancy and Babs in Tortoise! :)

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  16. I love the London Retro Eliza glasses :-)

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  17. http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk/scout-festival/?prca=PRCA20120801 x

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  18. I hope you've seen your shoes are in the sale now! I have snapped up a couple of pairs of flats in their sale - just waiting for delivery. My favourite frames are Angel.

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  19. I'd take just about any glasses at this point. Someone broke into our car and stole RX sunnies. A lot of use it will do them. I love this dress and the colour of that fabric looks lovely on you!

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  20. Ah Sarah! I saw this dress when you posted about it on IG, I screenshot a picture of it meaning to go away and buy some of the fabric for myself. I completely forgot (of course!) but yesterday when you posted this I ran to order some and I did! Woop! Breaking Bad inspired dress, here I come!

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  21. http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk/london-retro-caine/?prca=PRCA20130653 Absolutely love these ones :)

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  22. I like the Jubilee ones. So cute!

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  23. London Retro Bakerloo look nice

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  24. So glad to hear you've had a good experience with Glasses Direct. I've considered it in the past but always been too scared to order glasses online!

    I think I'd go for the Babs Tortoiseshell ones. I am a sucker for tortoiseshell and a cat eye!

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  25. I love the London Retro Metropolitan!

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  26. London Retro Metropolitan :)

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  27. I love the London Retro Babs. Looks fab. xx

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  28. This dress is really cute - would love to see it with orange shoes too.

    As for glasses, the purple and animal print Bakerloo is doing it for me - would probably convince me to wear my specs more than I do!

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  29. London Retro Bakerloo

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  30. Oooh the carnaby pair in black are adorable!

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  31. I love everything about this photo, your sewing skills blow me away. You really are an inspiration, with very beautiful clothes xx

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  32. I love our dress.... So impressed by the amount you've made in such a short time! Xx

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  33. Oops that should have been your dress! X

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  34. LONDON-RETRO-DISTRICT - Marmalade

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