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The Lady in Red

I have been a little bit in love with Christine Haynes’ Emery dress for a while now.

Christine Haynes Emery
http://www.christinehaynes.com/products/emery-dress-sewing-pattern

It’s not difficult to see why. That flattering neckline. Those cute little short sleeves. That fitted bodice. That gathered skirt. This style of dress suits me well, I think. But, alas and alack, the dress pattern costs $18, plus whatever postage to the UK would be. Even the PDF is $14. Plans to buy the PDF remained in the pipeline, but never quite came round to fruition. Continue reading “The Lady in Red”

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Dress in a Day: the Sequel

Back in September, my friend Sadie and I challenged ourselves to make a dress each in a day, which led to the creation of this Bettine dress, my first dress handmade from scratch. In the intervening months I clearly forgot just how stressed and crazed I was towards the end of the day, as I have decided to do it again. Continue reading “Dress in a Day: the Sequel”

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Polka Dot Circle Skirt

A while ago I was given this gorgeous navy blue polka dot fabric by a family friend. I’m not sure exactly what fabric it is but it’s medium weight and it has a lovely drape so I decided I would make a full circle skirt, which works well with drapey fabrics. I broadly followed the instructions in Lisa Comfort’s Sew Over It: Vintage book, which a friend gave me for my birthday, but I replaced the button plackets at the front with a lapped zip in the side seam. Continue reading “Polka Dot Circle Skirt”