Friday, 25 July 2014

Made By Me #29

I met up with Gemma and Sarah a couple of weeks ago for lunch and a catch up.  Whilst we were there Sarah bought herself a new perfume and I went on a quest to smell the new Daisy Dream that has been teasing me all over instagram.  It smells really good and got me thinking about perfume on a whole and how personal it is.  I have used variations of Marc Jacobs perfume since Daisy was first launched but have been wondering whether I should stop wearing such a commercially successful perfume and find my 'signature scent'.  I have toyed with the idea of creating my own perfume before and think it would be a really interesting experience, has anyone done it before and did it result in a really lovely scent?  I found an experience near me via intotheblue.co.uk where I can do just that for £49, less than that bottle of Daisy Dream is going to cost.  

I totally squealed when I first stumbled on this fabric.  I had been searching for cotton gingham looking for the elusive 100% cotton yellow 1" check when my search led me to Dragonfly fabrics.  I didn't find the gingham I wanted but I did find this beauty.  And isn't it a beauty.  I love everything about it, from the colours to the fact the cotton is 150cm wide so used at full width resulted in an extra full skirt.  The only thing I don't like about this dress is how it photographs.  In real life I look the same in this dress as I do my other me made dresses, in these photos the checks make my torso look really wide or am I alone in thinking that?!





Dress: Made by me using Miley Check from Dragonfly Fabrics
Shoes: M&S

Char is coming to visit this weekend and the Warwick Folk Festival is on.  I am thinking about making a visit but always worry about making plans when it has been as muggy as it has been this week as I always end up getting caught in a downpour!  I got caught out last Saturday and still didn't get to see any of the amazing lightning bolts the whole rest of the country managed to catch.  Gutted.  I hate umbrellas so really need to invest in a quality waxed jacket to protect my dresses (and me!) from downpours.  I am thinking along the lines of this Barbour jacket from Accent Clothing.  Isn't the lining beautiful!  It is a good price and Gem swears by the Barbour jacket she has.


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11 comments:

  1. I definitely don't think your torso looks wide at all!
    I usually try to avoid our folk festival. It happens outside my house and it's soooo noisy.

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  2. lovely dress, and I have now just been lusting over that jacket too! theres a lot of lovely ones on that site!

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  3. This dress is AMAZING!!!! Your torso doesn't look at all wide. I am amazed how lovely it looks! X

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  4. Amazed because of the material, not because you Look lovely!!!! X

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  5. I love this dress and NO it doesn't make your torso look wide. You look lovely :)

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  6. I love the colours and pattern of this dress and it definitely doesn't make your torso look wide! I think it looks great on you :)

    x

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  7. i LOVE this dress! it looks amazing on you and i want it for myself!

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  8. Hope you had a lovely weekend with Char bambino! Are you coming to Birmingham in Sept? I hope sooooooooooooooooo <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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  9. I do love my Barbour :) Really need to get mine re-waxed though been meaning to do that for months. Hope you and Char had fun xx

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  10. Wow I love this dress!! I love all ginghams and checks but those colours are just perfect!! x

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