Tuesday, 4 January 2011

My first dress

I bought this gingham material back in the summer. I think it harks back to previous childhood days when we used to make lavender bags with it. Originally I intended to make a top with it, inspired by Christopher Kane's summer 10 collection, which I loved. But instead I made the coffee date dress, at first only the top, but later the skirt too.

 I really love how it falls and I found it much easier to make than I thought I would. However I somehow managed to get the two sides of the dress out by about a centimeter by the zip which looks quite weird. The ruffles also stick up quite a bit. It is suggested that you sew them down, but I quite like the flounce they have at the moment.
I feel very much like a housewife-to-be when wearing it, much like the ladies that inspired Mona Lisa Smile, which I think this photo emulates perfectly. (Photo from UncleEddies blog I think.. ) All I need is a string of pearls and flawless make-up, and I would have blueberry jam and muffins for tea.
Please comment with any tips or suggestions you have, and thanks for reading.


  1. I love your dress dahling! I'm a freelance clothing designer, so it's awesome to see you doin' your thing!
    Kristina J.

  2. Hi Girl,i like your this post,although m not in sewing but i just wanna say..Keep blogging & Rock On..
    following you now,keep it up now