Vintage Shift Dress

I loved my Simplicity Shift Dress so much I decided to whip up another shift. I modified this one slightly, I used bias binding rather than neck and armhole facings and opted out of the seam down the front as it irritated me that the pattern didn’t match.

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I loved the bow on the other dress I made but I decided to keep this one plain as the pattern of the fabric was so lovely I wanted that to be the main event! Speaking of the fabric, I got this vintage sheet on a shopping trip in Manchester last year and although I can’t remember the cost, I do remember thinking it was a total bargain! I’ve got a load left too which I might knock up into a sweet summery Sorbetto!

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Bridesmaid Dresses

I’m getting married this year (YAY!). We both decided early on that we weren’t up for spending a load of money on a wedding. To this end, I’m trying to make as many things as I can. I’ve started making decorations (I’ll share these soon!) and I’ve also decided to make bridesmaid dresses for my two bridesmaids. I want them both to feel comfortable on the day but they both have vastly different styles, to address this, I said to both of them that I would pick a fabric and they could select whatever pattern they wanted. This means that they’ll both (hopefully) have a dress they like and I can have them in a matching fabric. I really hope this works! Over the next few months, I’ll keep you updated on how I’m progressing with the dresses.

The girls will be wearing this pretty blue bonded lace:

They can be my “something blue” on the day. Plus, this shade is one of my absolute favourites!

My sister chose this modern pattern:

And my best friend chose this vintage pattern (funnily, they both selected Butterick)

I’ve measured up my sister and am about to start her toile. Wish me luck, I’ve never made dresses for such and important occasion before, and certainly not for someone else to wear! Yikes!

Psychedelic Embriodery Designs

I’ve been working on a new piece which I finally got finished last night. I’m pleased with a lot of it, I love some of the paisley motifs;

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I also love the colours, the warm reds, yellows and oranges on the blue background really pop! However, there are a couple of stitches and things about the design and layout I’m not overly happy with (is anyone every completely happy?), but all in all I like the finished article.

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What I’m listening to:

Serial Podcast

Welcome

Hello dear readers, I’ve decided to start this blog as a pre-new years resolution to be more proactive about exercising my creative muscles. Recently, I’ve let life get in the way of designing and making projects and I’m really missing it. I’m hoping this blog will hold me to account and will encourage me to be more consistent with what I’m doing.

Here, I’ll showcase the projects I’m working on. Keep you updated on what I’m up to and what’s inspiring me at the moment. You’ll also find links to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts. I look forward to hearing from other people and exploring your makes.

Crochet Rose Rings available on Etsy

Crochet Rose Rings

Listening to:

The Zombies Odessey and Oracle