florals for spring...

Dress made by me, everything else vintage.

I made this dress from Simplicity 1159, a lovely and easy to make 50's dress with a V neck and short kimono sleeves. The fabric I bought last year some time and ferreted away, bringing it out only on occasion to stare at and stroke it … my precioussssssss…. it's a gorgeous, slightly shiny coated cotton and the colours are just beautiful - I was too afraid to "waste it" so was waiting for the "perfect" pattern. In the end I bit the bullet because this pattern is just so simple and pretty, so how could it possibly go wrong?!

In general life news; I've just started a new, full time job at a very faaancy store, and I am completely exhausted and out of whack, so expect the sporadic posting to continue for a while until I work out some kind of routine. I've realised that my downfall with keeping up this blog, even while I was unemployed and had all the time in the world, is lack of routine (also lack of money) so thats something I'm going to try and work on!!

11 comments:

  1. You are a brilliant seamstress! That dress is such a gorgeous cut and the fabric is stunning - is it vintage?
    Congratulations on your new job - I totally get how you're feeling right now, it took me a few months to settle down.

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    1. Aw thank you ^_^ I'm still learning, honestly, but I think my dressmaking skills are coming along nicely!
      I'm not sure about the fabric, I got it from a local op shop and it may have been a bed sheet.. there is some text in what I would call the selvedge that says "classic collection by diamond textile" but a google search yields nothing. In any case its a lovely fabric and I think I still have enough to make myself something small out of :)
      Thank you! I think the first few months of a new job are the worst. Hopefully it will get better soon!

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    2. Ooh, actually, just found the company "Diamond Textiles" who appear to be a fabric wholesaler that started up in the 90's. So, not vintage, but still beautiful!

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  2. ah, the dress is just perfect! i love love love the blue with gold/yellow. wonderful spring look, especially with your whimsical hat and glove. so glad that you're posting more again, even if it is sporadically. i don't mind!

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  3. Congrats on the new job; and on the beautiful dress! I love the pattern you picked for the fabric, I think it really compliments the stunning floral detail. ♡

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  4. Great dress and really lovely fabric. Blue flowers are always a winner with me!

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  5. Love the dress and such a lovely print too! :]
    ♡ Dulce

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  6. Congrats on the new job you gorgeous piece of cake! I love the dress and the pretty gloves! Looking forward to your sporadic posts :D

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  7. Gorgeous dress and outfit! Perfect for spring :)

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  8. what a dreamy summer look. i would wear it right away ... every little piece of it!

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