I sewed this dress up on Sunday and spent the time deciding what shoes I would wear with it first! I had to go for these blue asos shoes, they compliment the blue in the fabric perfectly. I have realised that I am somewhat lacking in the grey shoe area though, must put that colour on my must find list! The fabric for this dress was kindly supplied by Plush Addict, an online fabric haven I have been shopping at since I first started sewing. They have a great selection of fabrics, offer free shipping when you spend £40 and accept returns on cut fabric - really handy when something turns out not to be quite the colour you expected. I have returned some fabric to them before and it was completely hassle free and the return postage is also free. Win/win. They also run a loyalty points scheme and have won loads of awards such as 'Best Online Retailer' in the Sew British Sewing Awards 2014. I'm excited to be able to offer you all a 15% discount at Plush Addict. The code is 15MILLION, is valid from 26th June - 3rd July site wide excluding gift vouchers.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I have found my favourite nude tights so when UK Tights contacted me and asked if I fancied trying out a few pairs I thought I would give some other nudes a go just to make sure. I went for two pairs of the Gypsy shaper tights, one for everyday wear and one more for evening wear, they are slightly higher denier and have a satin sheen. The everyday ones are lovely, the colour is great and they are really comfy and nicely high waisted so they stay put and you don't need to keep hiking them up. I haven't washed them yet but have had other Gypsy tights and they have always washed well so fingers crossed.
Dress: Made by me using Paradiso fabric by Moda*
Pattern: Emery by Christine Haynes
Tights: UK Tights*