Monday, 6 April 2015

Dressmaking with George Home

This is one collaboration I have been busting to share, I popped it up on instagram when I first made the dress but it was just way too windy for actual photos.  Today has been glorious and it was definitely apt to give this dress it's first airing whilst the sun has got it's hat on.  It felt like summer is well and truly on the way wearing watermelons and soaking up a few rays in the garden.  Most of the dresses I make are from quilting cotton but I haven't previously made a dress from an actual duvet cover.  I loved the feature on the Asda blog showing the dresses that had been made from their awesome Christmas duvet cover and decided that I had best keep an eye out as they do the best bedding sets going.  They have some awesome designs and even though I have made a watermelon dress before this duvet cover was calling out to be turned into a dress.  I am so pleased how it has turned out.  I decided to keep the yellow piping as I love the contrast it brings and am now on the hunt for a matching pair of yellow shows.  The ones I am wearing are not a bad match but boy are they uncomfortable.  You never find that out til you get to wear them and by then it is too late to return but hey they are perfect for these photos!  I also purchased the cactus clutch bag from a recent Wednesday Wants post, I couldn't not.  A cute little ditsy cactus print duvet cover would be amazing next please, George!

Dress: Made by me using George Home Watermelon Duvet*
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes 
Shoes: asos
Bag: Pull & Bear 
Not content with just wearing the duvet cover I obviously needed to dress our spare bed with it too.  And doesn't it look a pretty picture!  Fits in with my bright tropical theme I have got going on perfectly.  I also managed to pick up the pineapple lamp that has recently gone on sale as part of George's collaboration with Prince's Trust.  Can you believe it is only £20?!  I kept an eye on it for a week or so and thankfully it came back into stock but you have to act quickly as it is already out of stock again.  I loved the first collaboration with the Prince's Trust, I picked up some place mats, but love this one even more!  I am keeping my eye on this flamingo cushion willing it to come back into stock too.



  1. Ah this dress is so incredible Sarah! Love the fact it started life as a duvet cover!

  2. yaaay it came out so well. Love the yellow edging xx

  3. That fabric is fabulous & the dress looks great. Also loving how you've styled your guest room!

  4. That dress is amazing, I love it! The yellow piping really adds that extra something to it :)

    Cat x

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  5. Duvet covers are the perfect material for a dress-I remember the Amazing Victoria Plum one Char made for Alex and another one too!! The piping is super.x

  6. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am SO impressed. Gorgeous fabric and gorgeous dress!

  7. Duvet covers and curtains are such a cost effective way of sourcing fabric, I always have my eyes peeled in charity shops for a quirky vintage print. Asda have really honed their homewares game haven't they? I had to force myself not to buy a cute embroidered lamp the other day because I have nowhere to put it - but it was difficult!

  8. Oh I think this is one of my favourites.

  9. Oh my gosh, this is just too adorable to handle, Sarah - you are my master!

  10. Love EVERYTHING !!!! Great post!XOXO

  11. Oh this dress is just perfect, I love it!

    Maria xxx

  12. So perfect! Also: I LOVE your spare room decor!!!

  13. gorgeous! did you use a single or double duvet? :) xx

    1. I had a double duvet but have loads left, I probably could have squeezed it out of a single.


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