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Thursday, 2 June 2011

English Roses Dress



I went to Hunstanton on the North Norfolk Coast and a big reason for my visit was to try and capture the essence of the British seaside so I could show off my latest sewing creation.  The weather was typical!  I was glad to find somewhere with English flags and the sea in motion ...



My dress, in the patriotic colours of red, white and blue, also had roses, like an English country garden ...  I found the print online at Croft Mill - it has an old fashioned vintagey feel about it.  I used the same pattern as my Swap Meet dress - the Colette Crepe - but in a smaller size this time round.  I also made it a little bit longer in the length, which I'm happy with.  I have to get used to American sizing as I can't get my head around the idea that I am two sizes smaller than in the UK!  I was also a little bit more creative this time round in my choice of fabric for the sash, in a solid to tone in with the print - I wanted it to lift the 'old' colours of the print.  I love fuchsia pink and I think it worked well.  I like how it also tones in with my denim jacket :-)

2 comments:

  1. what a cute dress! congratulations for this accomplishment :-)

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  2. Looks fantastic! Love the shot of you holding your skirt down! Typical British weather! ;)

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