Friday, 26 June 2015

Made By Me #151

Happy Friday!  Always a good feeling when Friday rolls back around.  We've been making the most of the daylight and sunshine this week and as well as a bit of evening sewing, we have been racking up steps on my new FitBit.  I've written a post about what has motivated me to buy a FitBit Flex and get moving, will be up soon.  I'm finding if I spend a little less time sewing I can fit in going for a lovely long walk with Gray and I can still make a new dress over two evenings instead of one.  Maybe I have found the balance I need!

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*
Shoes: asos
Tights: UK Tights*



  1. I desperately need to start wearing nude tights, I always end up looking like a granny in them and my pasty legs are just frightening. ANOTHER gorgeous sewn dress! You and Char never cease to amaze me with your stitching. Glad that you have found a balance that makes you feel happy, it's what life is all about to me! xx

  2. This dress is such a beautiful print and it looks lovely on you. Love that you have found a balance too, it is something lacking with me at the moment!

    Maria xxx


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