Thursday, 29 October 2009

'La dentelle de Calais' - Making use of my free lace!


My first sewing project since returning home from France was to make use of the free lace that I was given at the factory in Calais. I made this dress using the spare material from the corduroy skirt, and I thought a nice bit of lace was just what it needed! The dress is literally two identical pieces of fabric sewn together - I traced around my floral pinafore to get the shape right.

I made a little collar with the lace and sewed it on with a simple running stitch, and finished the look with some white buttons. Can't wait to wear the dress out!



I had a little photoshoot today with my friend who's a photographer - hopefully I'll be able to show you the pictures when they're ready! The theme could best be described as 'book worm' - meaning lots of poses with vintage books and thick rimmed glasses!

Sadie xxx

27 comments:

Lil said...

gorgeous dress!

Leanne said...

Wonderful dress !

queen atika said...

I love it! can't wait to see your next photos with vintage books! :D

minsquin said...

ooh, i look forward to the 'bookworm' pictures! they sound perfect :)
this dress is so pretty, and the lace really finishes it nicely
<3

iheartvintagex said...

I love your style it's so beautiful and elegant. And you are so pretty to match :) jealous! ♥

Kate said...

I love the dress so much, it looks adorable on you! also can't wait to see the pictures...

Looby said...

that is actually the cutest thing i have ever seen!!

cant wait for the book worm photos!

looby xx

Amelia said...

Lovely lace! I love the picture of your peaking through the window. Your hairbow looks so cute.

Zhcsyra hp said...

awesome blazer,nice tights,sweet dress :))

daisy lane said...

i love your dress!
xx

Chloe said...

thats a cute dress, your very clever :)

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R. said...

Lovely dress! That lace is gorgeous. I'll definitely be looking forward to the photoshoot, sounds really cool.

Lindsey said...

Your hair looks so cute in a pony tail!

Christina said...

I've done this too with cardigans! Lace is so pretty and cheap (but mine wasn't free like yours).

Faux Naif said...

beautiful! you're so lucky you can make your own clothing.

Parapluie said...

Your dress looks stunning!

Georgie said...

Really pretty dress! Please will you do a tutorial on how the make the dress?
xx

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Aww, what a creative little talent you are! That dress is stunning! :)

onic said...

you're so talented and i bet you already know that you are. i love the dress. it's a really sweet drees.

le blog de leen said...

you have such a cute outfit and look on these pictures
love them

leen

Lost at 11 said...

Cute!

Svenja said...

You look really lovely!

Pyxiee said...

I love this dress! You really make me want to make myself something! x

taylor kitto said...

AW, i am quite jealous of your wardrobe i must say :)
you have a very lovely blog.

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Anouk said...

Good job ! Ths dress is so pretty.

Miss Lia said...

cute girl you are, and I love your ponytail :)
have a great weekend

Kathy said...

so pretty! but i was wondering, did you need to put a zip in the dress, or are you able to just slip it on? because i was thinking of attempting something like that, but i don't think i'm capable of zips >_<