The beautiful Olivia Burton watch was kindly sent to me by The Watch Hut. It's from the Modern Vintage collection, I love that it has a vintage feel to it. I really love the pretty faced watches but they aren't something I would wear but this one is spot on. Quite literally! The polka dot design on the face is really unusual but still simple and I have been looking for a navy strap watch for a while. I have bought quite a few navy based fabrics recently and this will work so well with them. Ace!
Dress: Made by me using Lizzy House Constellations
Pattern: Emery Dress by Christine Haynes
Watch: Olivia Burton @ The Watch Hut*
I received a comment on Saturday's post asking 'why do you always sew dresses with the same pattern/silhouette?' Quite simply I only ever wear this silhouette. If you look back through the ready to wear outfits featured over the past three years they are all the same silhouette. It's what suits my body shape and what I feel most comfortable in. As for why I only ever make the Emery then that too is pretty simple... I looked at the dresses in my wardrobe and realised I didn't really care for differing cuts. I own 20+ versions of the Lucy dress by Emily and Fin for a start. For me as long as it is the shape I feel comfortable in I am not too fussed on the pattern. It's all about the fabric for me. The Emery showcases fabrics perfectly, no waistband or princess seams to ruin the flow of the print. Plus I have altered the Emery bodice so it fits me perfectly - no gaping or anything. I have considered using a different pattern as I do own three I haven't yet used but I worry that I won't love the end result as much and I would wish I had made an Emery. So there you go! The Emery is my perfect dress - elbow length sleeves / full skirt / nipped in waist plus pockets. I have made one with a v-back which I might do again and I might try my hand at adding a pleated skirt though I really, really, really hate ironing pleated skirts so I haven't convinced myself it's worth it yet!