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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

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”