Monday, 6 October 2014

Made By Me #79

Yep you read that right.  I have decided to stop trying to blog my dresses in order and to just go with what I fancy sharing.  It has been quite hard for me to break out of order, I very much enjoy being ordered.  Everything in its place and all that.  I am making loads of dresses at the moment that I really want to share so I am going for it.  What a crazy life I lead ;)  I managed to make five dresses last week after a week of being too tired to even contemplate sitting at the sewing machine.  It's so therapeutic for me, I really miss it when I can't sew.

I am hoping by the time this post is published I will be the owner of a shiny new overlocker.  I didn't ever think I would need one when I first started sewing but I want to be able to finish my seams more professionally and make them look as good on the inside as they do on the outside (might even start sewing my lining down...)  I have some amazing striped cotton sateen cut out ready to make up but either need to overlock it or faff around doing French seams.  So that will be my first project for the overlocker and I am hoping it will be fabulous!

I picked up this heart print fabric back in May when I visited Goldhawk Road with Char and Roisin.  I have no idea what it is made of, it is definitely not cotton!  It has very little give and has quite a bit of body so it hangs really well.  It has a burn-out design which you can't really see in the photos, I have tried to show it in the photo where I am holding the skirt up but don't think I have done it very well.  It is quite sheer but not see through, at least I hope it's not! haha.  I loved the print and had a few colour ways to choose from but couldn't get past the red hearts combined with the cobalt blue and turquoise.  I also really love the colour my hair has faded to in these photos.

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress
Dress: Made by me using unbranded heart print fabric
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14 comments:

  1. Well I <3 your heart dress.
    And I'm excited for overlockers - wish I'd bought more thread now, though.

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    1. It's fab to use, get cracking with it!

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  2. Woohoo you've got an overlocker too! Was just over on Char's blog. That's so exciting. Goodbye to mucky looking zig zag edges (or at least they look mucky on my handmade dresses, haha!)

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    1. It is far too exciting!! I used it last night and it's great.

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  3. Such a lovely dress and it fits you so well! I really need to buy an overlocker.. mine kicked the bucket about two years ago and I still haven't got around to replacing it!

    // Oh Dollymix

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    1. Thank you, that's the beauty of making your own - they fit!! haha. The Lidl deal was too good to pass up on. Just need to learn how to thread it now...

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  4. Hurrah for an overlocker! I used one when I made my Mum a skirt for Christmas some years ago and let me tell you, I love it more than the sewing machine- SO therapeutic when it trims the edge and fills it with thread!x

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    1. I enjoyed using it last night. The little bits of dust it creates as it trims were making me cough though!

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  5. Oh, I'm a lady who loves order too! However, so glad you'll still be sharing your dresses. I still haven't even attempted an Emery...despite owning the pattern. Shameful!
    Donna at Polkadot Pink xx

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    1. What are you waiting for?! Haha. I used to be able to tell if my sister had set foot in my bedroom because things would be slightly out of place :-/

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  6. Your hairs getting SO LONG SARAH! Beautiful dresses as always x

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    1. Thank you Katyface. Hair cut next week, going for a bigger trim this time!!

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  7. I am super jealous of your skills. Lovely to meet you last Saturday!

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  8. This print is gorgeous, I love the Autumnal colours!

    Maria xxx

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