Monday, 13 August 2012

A Quick Notice

I'm off to Mauritius for two glorious weeks and probably won't have internet, so this is me saying goodbye for two weeks.

Friday, 3 August 2012

D.I.Y Dress

Over the summer, I wanted to make myself a dress. I'd made dresses before for school, but I really wanted to make a quick and casual day dress that didn't require any market research and initial designs and so, and after putting it off for so long, I came across a DIY post on someone's blog and it was the motivation I needed. I spent way too long in the fabric shop debating over which fabrics to choose, but I settled for something cheap and simple just in case the dress didn't work out.

Making the actual dress, I followed the tutorial by The Pineneedle Collective who used simple steps that were easy to follow. I bought a pattern for the top half of the dress but I followed Annika's equations for the skirt (which I messed up a little).

This photo explains the basics of the skirt, unfortunately the material I bought wasn't very long width-ways so I ended up with quite a short skirt. Also, hemming anything curved is such a pain!
I like to wear a belt with my dress because the seam doesn't quite sit on my waist, and I also prefer it with a belt anyway. With the leftover red fabric I made a matching detachable collar.

Sunglasses - Accessorize
Hat - Ebay (H&M)
Belt - Primark
Ring - Ebay
Socks - (little sister)
Shoes - Clarks (birthday present from friends)
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