Friday, 9 November 2012

Success, I Made a Dress! Simplicity 7882

 A wee while ago over at Miriam's house, I ended up trying on some of her amazing creations. She had this dress in a different colour and material and she let me borrow the pattern!


 It has been awhile since I have made actual clothing to wear (think 7th form, going back a few years now!)
so it took a bit of remembering to bring back some of the lingo.
Luckily the pattern was relatively easy to follow.

I had bought some material from an op shop a while back that was actually a tablecloth! Nice thick cotton maybe? I'm not too up with the play with my materials. But it cost $6 for about 150x150cm. Pretty good I thought.

So off I went, pinning and cutting and stitching and unpicking and then stitching again. I may have gotten a bit carried away with the length there but oh well, lesson learnt. Cut longer than you want it. Especially when you have no spare hands to put pins in the right place.

Also, the only zip I had handy was black. Tisk tisk I hear you say? Well I am not one for waiting around so black zip it is. I can live with that.

So overall I am stoked with the dress, I think it looks a little plain on its own so I shall dress it up with bright coloured cardis. I am still in love with the pattern of the material. I am digging the tone on tone look at the moment, and the flowers have a nice shine to them.

Can you spot the photo-bomber?

I like the waistband and the ties to bring it in just that little bit extra

The only disadvantage of the material being from a tablecloth? The creases will. not. iron. out.

Killer wanted in on the photoshoot


New shoes! Well, from a clothing swap, but real leather!


Have you got plans for summer dress makings?

21 comments:

  1. You look fantastic - love it - it is so pretty on you. Make sure you link in to WW next week too! :o)

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  2. Great Job!!! Its awesome :D

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  3. I LIKE this! What a cute dress! I reckon you could wear it with 3/4 leggings when it's cooler too. Super cute! Love the fabric - good find!

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    1. Oh, and I think the black zip is actually kinda cool!

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    2. I was going to go for the whole exposed zip kinda thing but I have no idea how to!

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  4. Cute! I really like it, and also, Killer is an awesome cat name! :P

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    1. Thanks Holly, Killer is totally the coolest cats name. Our next one will be called Swiper

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  5. haha too funny, halfway through your blog i was thinking 'i know this lady called miriam who would totally love this dress and want to make it, and i should tell her about your blog'.......only to go back and read the first line and see that you got the pattern from her in the first place lol....Very cute!
    Toni

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    1. Funny! Miriam and I have pretty similar figures, everyone knows everyone around here!

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  6. Haha, love the comment from Toni above!

    Beautiful! You've done a great job! It looks awesome. I do remember the fabric now :)

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    1. 2 degrees of separation right? Thanks Holly (don't look too close!)

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  7. Wow! That material is awesome! I love it!

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    1. Thanks! I wish I didn't have to iron it though, ugh!

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  8. Such gorgeous fabric, love it. You look great. Man I wish I could sew!

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    1. Baby steps! Start with a cushion, or a straight line! I still haven't perfected those!

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  9. good for you on joining up. Toni and I had a good laugh at school about it xx

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  10. Gorgeous dress - I haven't sewn for myself for close on 15 years but have plans . . . . I do really I do

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