Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Checked Dress


I just found this dress at the back of my wardrobe and it was feeling a bit neglected. I made it last year during the Dolce & Gabanna-influenced checked 'country' clothing craze. It's made out of a duvet cover! (cheap source of fabric). I used a pattern to do the main bit then added the halterneck and the bow myself because I thought it was a bit too plain.

It's one of those dresses that are really hard to accessorize, so I thought I'd keep it very simple with a brown bag and shoes. It might be ok in winter with a nice long brown coat - or maybe it'd look good with a denim shirt and a more casual look? What does everyone think?


Dress - Homemade
Shoes - Clarks
Bag - Vintage shop in Brighton

I seem to have a huge collection of these 50s/60s style frame bags! I think this one is my favourite though - it has a gorgeous orangey brown colour.

Sadie xxx

30 comments:

lili said...

WOW I can't believe you made this gorgeous dress!! I'm impressed! could you post a tutorial please? XOXO Lili

Catanya said...

That dress is wonderful! I love all these pics!

briannelee said...

I think this dress is super cute! I think it would look nice in the fall with a turtleneck and some tights.

The plaid is the same plaid of my high school uniform. Still makes nervous when I see it. Hee hee hee.

F A S H I O N F R E A K said...

I love the pics and the dress is awesome!
Your Blog is really nice!:D

Looby said...

yes, please post a tutorial..you are SO talented! i woud buy that dress!!

love your blog as always...

looby xx

Marmelindela said...

Gorgeous dress, i can't believe you made it yourself! I think it will look great every way you describe to combine it. Some red stockings and accesoires will look great as well with it! I love your bag as well, a perfect colour.

Ida said...

That dress is so pretty! And 50s/60s frame bags are the best, aren’t they?

iheartvintagex said...

Ahh your creativeness is amazing! You remind me of a very more talented and prettier version of myself, haha!

<3 iheartvintagex

Shared closet said...

wow.
i admire u a lot. you are a genious! that dress is amazing! and when i've seen it, i have thought in d&g!!! and then i have read that u where inspirated with the collection. wowww you always amazed me!
xoxo
valentina

Lauren said...

LOVE the dress!

Leproust Vintage said...

That dress is soooo beautiful, and I love it with the shoes!

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Your dress is gorgeous and your accessories are so sweet :)

Parapluie said...

Awesome dress, I love the pattern!

Go Team Go said...

Please please please do a tutorial on this dress!!!

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Kitty said...

That dress is amazing! Well done, it looks great :)
I think with a denim shirt could look very sweet! xx

Birgit said...

This is why I love the style form English people. It's so creative and wonderful. I love it & that you made that dress by your self, that's amazing! I really like your blog :) very inspirational.

Love Birgit
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The Twisted Cool Rocker said...

Wow, the dress is gorgeous but the bag is undoubtedly the best.
Seriously you have your own? Amazing!
You're look so pretty with the dress :)

Megan said...

I love that dress, it's so cute. And I think you styled it perfectly, couldn't have done any better if I tried and you're right, the colour of your bag is amazing!
xxx

Tink in My Closet said...

You ooze sweet child innocence. I love that bag but i think i adore the dress a little more. You always look so pretty and girlie!

Zhcsyra hp said...

woowhh.,.cool hamemade dress.:)))

Lemondrop Marie said...

Wonderful dress, you chose the sweetest fabric for it! And I love the pairing of the orangey colored purse with it! Fabulous.

Leanne said...

Sadiee, thanks for the comments!
I'm only 5ft 1 so the blazer would be fine on you, I only got it from Primark for £19 :)
ox

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Claire said...

what your doing right now is really working doll. i love the bag the most its amazing!

im so jealous of how brilliant you are at the old diy. seriously, yer a bit amazin! duvet cover? jesus!

also ive tagged you for an award on my most recent post :) x

Twobreadsplease said...

That dress looks so beautiful on you! I'm jealous that you can make your own clothes, me and diy don't get along too well... xx

Meelzy and Leila said...

Thank you so much for commenting
I love your dress. Have you got any other dresses that your making?
Meelzy

Dotti said...

Lovely! You're talented, girl. I would buy this dress right off your hands.

claire eloise said...

that is such an adorable dress! like seriously, very impressive that you made it. it totally makes me want to pull out my old sewing machine again! oh & i love the bag, i personally collect 1950's vanity case bags.

Emma said...

GORGEOUS dress!! : )

Bea said...

id wear some cool coloured or grey, whatever knee high scosk or black tights with grey socks and vintage dock martins
that would be a cool winter look, and doc martins are so comfy! i have them and theyre so cute with dresses:)
i really love the bag

Anonymous said...

OMGee! This dress is beautiful! I can't believe you made it yourself!!! You are very talented. With stuff like that I would probably lose patience with it and go stitching all the wrong pieces together. PLEASEpleasePLEASE post a tutorial!