Monday, 13 October 2014

Made By Me #86

Today's make might not be very season appropriate but it certainly brightens a dull, cold day.  Nothing like brightly coloured babes in bikinis to take the chill off Autumn!  I want one of the cocktails served in a pineapple they are enjoying too.  Mmmmm.  I love the range of small scale prints from Timeless Treasures, there are flamingos, elephants and even unicorns.  I am busy adding Christmas fabrics and ribbons to my wishlist. So many to choose from.  2014 is definitely the year of the Christmas dress for me.  Christmas jumpers? So last year ;)  I want to make a few other Christmassy bits but am not sure what... what is your favourite Christmas make?  If you have a tutorial even better, link me up in the comments please.

I have recently partnered with Elephant In My Handbag, you might have noticed their presence in my sidebar.  I don't often give up space in my sidebar but love the range of fabrics they offer and after chatting over twitter I can confirm they are the friendliest bunch. They supplied the fabric for this dress and are very kindly offering readers of a million dresses 10% off purchases.  There is currently no time limit to the code but it is single use, just enter the code 'milliondresses' at checkout. 

This is one of the first dresses I have made since I purchased my overlocker.  I haven't shared my insides yet as I plan on doing a post on how I find the Singer machine I purchased.  Needless to say I am loving my new toy.  It is really satisfying to use but is quite noisy and does add time onto my makes.  I certainly wouldn't agree that an overlocker is essential in dressmaking, I made 84 quite happily without one, it is just like adding a bit of polish.  I machine wash all of the dresses I have made so far and apart from one small repair to a shoulder seam I haven't had any problems with fraying. 

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress
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11 comments:

  1. I love how bright and in-your-face this fabric is.

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    1. Me too, it defo has that feel good factor!

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  2. Cute print. I'm currently on Emery dress 4 and hooked. It's the perfect shape dress :)

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    1. FOUR?! I wanna see them please :)

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  3. I'm intrigued, you say overlocking adds time to your make? how did you used to finish your seams? I always overlock, but only because I have one. Zig zag takes forever, the only other fool proof way I know of (and the way I teach my pupils) is the trusty pinking sheers.

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    1. I pinked the back seam of the skirt and the arm seams that's it. I left the selvedges on the side seams as they will never fray and the other seams are enclosed either in the lining or hems. Now I overlock all seams.

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  4. Really like the pattern of the red dress, so cute !

    Sofie
    http://www.persunca.com/

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  5. Gorgeous bright dress! I am so in awe of your talent Sarah!

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    1. Awwww thanks! You're making me blush Beth :)

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  6. is beautiful I love the fabric
    http://mandarinacosturera.blogspot.com.es/

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