Thursday, June 7, 2012

Today's efforts ...

Hold yourselves back ....

this freakin awesome fabric has caught your eye hasn't it?
It did me too, whilst rummaging through our local op shop a couple of weeks back.

and I almost passed it up (heaven forbid)
And then, I remembered I had a 1970's shirt dress pattern waiting patiently for me at home.
I have been imagining myself wearing this dress whilst sipping G & T's in the summer sun! 

So, I bit the bullet today and cut her out

in anticipation of warm breezy evenings ....

 I draped her over my handy Miss Manny (the mannequiness)

so I can visualise that summery picture more clearly!

I think she'll be quite the head-turner!
(and between you and me and the lamp post, It'll probably take me the 6 months till summer to finish her any hoo!)
And she's for keeps!



  1. She's a stunner!!! you will definitely have to model it for us even if it is in 6 months haha xx

  2. Great fabric, and perfect choice of dress for it. It just screams summer. Love the cabinet in the background.

  3. Lovely fabric, I'd have snapped it up too! Must be nice to make something for yourself for a change.xx.

  4. Gorgeous fabric and even better now you've bitten the bullet and made that incredible dress so everyone who sees you rocking it will love it, too! x

  5. That is indeed wonderful fabric and a lovely frock. Though I'm also lusting after your gorgeous cabinet and cannister collection... xxx

  6. Gorgeous fabric and I love shirtdresses. I also love your tin collection in the background.

  7. Just gorgeous! If only draping fabric on a mannequin magically turned it into a sewn dress...

  8. Oh she is a G&T dress for sure!!!!! The fabric is perfect, I pattern sings summer.
    Love v

  9. Beautiful!! I love the fabric!

  10. Fabulous fabric - love the style of the dress.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  11. Fantastic fabric & fantastic dress Dee...I love orange & pink together!

  12. Wow, check out that fabric........eyecatching or what?.....

    Lookin' good Dee, roll on Summer......

    Claire :}


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