Monday, 18 January 2010

'She wore blue... satin!'


Hello! I've been sat infront of my sewing machine for every spare minute this week, with numerous projects on the go! My family said that my room has pretty much turned into a clothes production line, and I think that's quite a fair assessment...

The latest addition to my homemade clothes pile (and it really is a pile... my wardrobe seems to have just exploded all over my bedroom floor, woops...) is this blue satin dress, very loosely inspired by that beautiful silk TBA dress which I've been lusting over for far too long. My own version is lacking a peter-pan collar and generally lacking everything that is lustworthy in the original (the silk, the cut, the colour, the details...), but at least I managed to add some lace to the sleeves!

I copied the pattern from this tunic and made some adjustments. The entire thing cost £2.35.

I planned to make a matching waist-tie as well, but I ran out of fabric...


Dress - Homemade
Hat - H&M
Scarf - Mackays via a charity shop
Tights - H&M
Shoes - Clarks


I'm very excited about finishing my current project! But I'll leave you all in suspense about what it is :) hehe.

Sadie xxx

36 comments:

La fille d'Avril said...

i'm lusting over the TBA dress too! it's too gorgeous!

the dress you've made is cool! i love the colour and the tights!

Miss Vintage Vixen said...

That's beautiful, Sadie! I love the color and that it's not long or too short, either... it's perfect.

Huh. You should create your own fashion line of some sort.

Georgie said...

Beautiful colour! Please will you do a tutorial on how to make a simple tunic/shift dress?
xx

sophiemakesthings said...

woww, satin is so hard to work with & you've made it look so good! i love the lace on the sleeves :) very nice indeed! x

steph0188 said...

the dress is lovely babe, well done :)
xxx

cindi said...

So beautiful! Can't wait to see the TBA dress.

The Book of Right-On said...

Aw you look lovely! I love your dress and tights!

Margaux from BoRO Xx

Sarah Kathryn said...

I love your projects! Also just to let you know that there is a blog award waiting for you over at my blog (http://wrappedupwithstring.blogspot.com/) - love the blog! Sarah x

Jen said...

You're ever so talented. This dress is so awesome! Love the lace sleeves and general, all-round beautifulness. And in midnight blue, too! Love it.

Rachel said...

Super cute! I don't think it needs the waist tie really. I'm really impressed with your whole making not buying clothes thing. You certainly are cranking them out.

Faux Naif said...

your creations just keep getting better and better! that lace trim is so lovely.

Shabna said...

GORGEOUS!!

Jenz said...

Yay you made THE dress :) Love it xxx

Chloe' said...

oh my.. that is gorgeous! now There is a dress to lust after (^_^) your blog is beautiful by the way! (& i adore your mustard yellow coat! I found a beautiful teal one for just £6! yay :o)

Trudy Callan said...

Beautiful.

Carolyn said...

That's a gorgeous dress, and I love how you styled it with cream lace and cream woolly accessories, they look just right... You have a great sense of style and look very chic in your outfits... just lovely!

Alli said...

So cute - you look lovely, and you accessorized it perfectly for this time of year!

Caroline said...

how did you make those great sleeves?

Leproust Vintage said...

Gorgeous color combination!

B a la Moda said...

You are a true designer. Love the dress and its price. The details on the sleeves are very cute. I want to start sewing again. I have a new machine.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

le blog de leen said...

what an amazing color
the dress is gorgeous, really nice shape
and i love the details of the sleeves, it's really cute and romantic :)

leen

Youna said...

ta robe est beaucoup plus jolie que la TBC !!!!
Bravo ^^

Jessica said...

soooo beautifulll.
you look like manequin. gorgeous :)

Reverie said...

Such a pretty dress, you are very talented!

delicate diaries said...

that dress is so pretty! I'd gladly make you some peter pan collars hehe. x

jacqueline said...

lovely! Fabulous colour and fabric.
You are so talented!
xo

fay said...

i love your designs so so much!! you're so talented..iv just started my blog really and i added a link to yours because you're so inspiring and cool!! i hope that is ok and not too stalkery and weird. haaha xxxxx

Bertie said...

Beautiful. You are very skilled!

Samantha said...

Hello! Someone recommended your blog to me so thought I'd check it out :) you're dresses are so so amazing!! Which patterns do you use or do you just make it up as you go? I think I could follow a pattern but I'm not creative enough to make it up!! haha

Georgie said...

Hey btw I've tagged you on my blog!
xx

ofpaperandthings said...

Beautiful! Please add a tutorial on how to make a simple shift dress!

I just started sewing my very first dress... but my sewing machine DIED in the middle of it! Now I'm stuck! I need to save up some money for a new one.

I just opened my own Etsy shop though, so I'm hoping I can raise some funds through that.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/madeofpaperandthings

les m├ętamorphoses d'Alice said...

magnifique cette couleur!et avec les collants blancs ...j'adore
Alice

The Twisted Cool Rocker said...

I love your new handmade dress!

KiSseS!

Amelia said...

I love the shininess! You make such cool clothes. I'm also in love with those tights. I wish H&Ms here carried tights.

de vliegmachine said...

I love it! I like all your projects. I envy you for sewing such nice things, how do you do that? Where did you get the pattern? Can you show it?

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