Monday, 25 May 2015

Made By Me #128

I thought it was time I showed my face round here again just in case any of you were missing me!  We have had a busy bank holiday weekend sorting out the garden, if the queues to just get into the Homebase car park are anything to go by I am guessing most of the UK has done some kind of DIY this weekend!  We did pay a visit to the awesome nursery at Charlecote too, if you're in the area it is defo worth the trip.  One more trip to the tip and a few bedding plants to go and the garden will be ready.  We've seeded the lawn, if any of you have any tips on how to make ours less patchy and more green please share!  I have already dug out about 100 dandelions.  Little blighters.

Anyway onto the dress.  I have been obsessing over barkcloth recently, I love the weight of it and the way it hangs plus it doesn't need too much of an iron which is always going to earn it brownie points.  I have made three dresses so far but it is really hard to come by.  I totally lucked out when I picked up some vintage barkcloth for a whole £16 including shipping from America which I made into the dress I wore to Rosie's wedding.  More on that dress soon!  I picked up this fabric from Japan and then the one I am sharing today from The Village Haberdashery when I visited earlier in the year.  I wasn't sure of the weight of it so wanted to give it a stroke in person but I needed have worried, it is perfect.

I decided to sell off some of my unloved Tatty Devine collection recently and have ended up getting sucked back in!  I traded a couple of pieces and have also bought a few new ones, ooops!  I am going to make sure these ones get the love they deserve including my new lobster friend, isn't he a cutie!  I think he needs to be worn with this dress asap!




Dress: Made by me using Time Warp fabric from Cloud9
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes 
Shoes: New Look
Necklace: Tatty Devine

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8 comments:

  1. Lovely! Great fabric and looking forward to making up this pattern myself :-)

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    1. The pattern is awesome, hope you love it too!

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  2. I really like it! Barkcloth reminds me of tea-towels- I have two Cath Kidston skirts made out of it! Ahhh, lobster envy!!! I love Tatty Devine- let me know if you are selling any more!x

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    1. Haha, I guess it is a bit tea-towely! I still have some pieces available, you can see them here - https://instagram.com/p/2WYMZZMVin/ the feather necklace, one of the Sarah necklaces (guessing you won't be interested in them anyway, ha!) and the star necklace set have gone :)

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  3. Love that dress shape and fabric

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  4. I wish I could make my own clothes, that dress is gorgeous! You look lovely x

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    1. Thank you! You should learn, it is such a rewarding hobby!

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