Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Something nice and bright for these dreary winter days!



I've been wandering around in wellies all week thanks to all the snow that was dumped on the UK last Wednesday! We had a bit more last night but it's all melting now - it's in that horrible brown slushy stage. Quite a relief really, as I'm seriously running out of practical 'warm' outfits... but I will miss the snow!

Apart from going out tobogganing (and losing many snowball fights), I've been using my 'snow days' to do a bit of sewing. This dress is made from a huge sheet of teal corduroy that I found in a charity shop for £3. I have enough left for several other projects - I'm thinking of maybe making a cylindrical gym bag!

I used an actual pattern for this dress. It's the same pattern as this dress, minus the halterneck and bow.

As it was too cold to wear it on its own, I wore a striped t-shirt underneath and my favourite thrifted cashmere cardigan (originally from Jaeger) on top.





It's quite a bright ensemble - do these colours work together?

Sadie xxx

38 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

I think the colors look great together. Your dress is absolutely adorable.

sophiemakesthings said...

oohh another refashion! i do like seeing the things you come up with :) the teal and brown go so very well together. such a lovely dress! xxx

Anonymous said...

Yup i agree the colours are really nice

CLAUDIA KITTEN said...

I think the colours go together really well. The dress is lovely, can't wait until I start making my own.
Claudia xxx

April said...

I saw you on Wardrobe refashion - this dress is so cute, I had to come check out your blog! I think the colors are gorgeous together, but I am definitely a fan on bright colors.

Elizabeth said...

Cute dress! (I came over from wardrobe refashion).
And yes, I think the colors work.

Lily said...

Yes! The colours work beautifully together. I think they work particularly well because they're not colours you would think to put together, but when you do it looks tremendous.

Teal is such a gorgeous colour, I wish there was more of it around. It looks like you've done a fantastic job of sewing that dress, also!

Alli said...

This is such a great dress - love it! What was the pattern you used?

Maria Confer said...

I know I say this every time, but you are a seriously amazing seamstress!! That dress is perfect. I love how these colors clash beautifully.

Lulu Letty

michelle_ said...

this is such a pretty and comfy outfit . i love how you played with the colors :D

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Greer said...

its stunning. so very pretty you are.

cindi said...

You look great! I love those colors together and you did a fantastic job.

jacqueline said...

that is such a great dress!
and great colour combination!
xo

le blog de leen said...

looove the shape of the dress!
the color's really nice too, looks great with the cardigan

leen

the dresscode said...

The colors are great together!
I love that dress it´s so cute.

Marion said...

I like very much those three colors together!
The dress is very original,Love all of them

Kate said...

Love the colours - they are not something that I would have though go together but the outfit is perfect! You're so talented making the dress! xx

Faux Naif said...

of course they do! that is such a beautiful blue.

Georgie said...

The colours go together great! I love teal.
xx

Hat said...

wonderful dress once again! x

Vanessa said...

You look lovely, young and bright. Love the cardigan.

Shabna said...

they look perfect together!
do you make or buy your patterns? i want to start sewing <3
xxx

Jen said...

The colours work like a dream! I love this look on you - so fresh and pretty.

The snow is finally going here, too. Thank goodness - I'm so sick of sensible shoes!

Clau! said...

love the color of your dress ;)

Leproust Vintage said...

I adore the color palette of this outfit! The dress is just darling!

Caroline said...

Is there anyway you could do a really quick tutorial on this dress someday? I love how it turned out :)

Brittney-Elizabeth said...

You have such beautiful eyes. Making your own dress has to give you such a sense of accomplishment. I think the shirt you are wearing under the dress gives a nice complement of colors.

Rachel said...

I love the color combination in this outfit! and the fact that the stripes on the sleeves go the opposite direction. and these photos are really nice. you look really pretty!

Talitha said...

that is such a great dress! i wish i could sew!!
and i think the colors look very nice together.

mary said...

hiiii sadie!
i've discovered your blog thanks to another... and i really like it!
so yours is fourth in the list of my favourite bloggers!

xxx Mariangela



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Youna said...

where did you find the pattern ? la robe est tellement jolie !!!!

My stylediary said...

Cute dress ! Love your blog !

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iheartvintagex said...

Oooh I love that you've decided to start making your own clothes, and I love the design of this dress! :) ♥

La fille d'Avril said...

i really love the outfit! the combination of tee, dress and cardigan works pretty well! and the colour palet is really pretty!

Amelia said...

I love the shape and color of the dress! It totally works with the other colors.

Laura Gerencser said...

Cute outfit!!!

Eloise said...

Your clothes are ace, wish i had your style!

" les minnie'S " said...

So nice ! So cute !!

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