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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Share in Style - RED

This is another past project but it is significant as it is one of the first things I made where I started to manipulate a pattern to suit myself. This dress is 'frankenpatterned' from a Collette Crepe and a Simplicity skirt. I used a 100 % cotton Rose and Hubble marguerite print in red, one of 'my' colours, that I found on my first ever visit to Goldhawk Road.  The inside of the dress is also finished off to a higher standard than any of my first projects - I used French seams and bound the middle join with bias binding.  I took care to place the zip correctly too and the daisy trim around the neckline met exactly at each side.

I thought this post would be the ideal introduction to my next one, which will be all about the pattern cutting course I've just completed at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, and of course it fits in nicely with Rosy's 'RED' themed 'Share in Style'.  I'm glad to take part again!

 

12 comments:

  1. OMG!! You´re STUNNING !! The fabric print does honors to the name of your blog, dear Diane. Love the romantic country style of this dress and I'm happy that you still enjoying to this little adventure of our "Share". Lot of love, dear friend!

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    1. Thank you again Rosy - I so hope to be making something new soon!

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  2. SO pretty! That's a really lovely dress, a great combination of patterns and fabric and embellishment.

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  3. Dianne,
    the dress is beautiful and looks great on you.. Just perfect.... The mixing of the two patterns is just perfect..
    Love the red shoes and purse too.. Happy sewing.

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    1. Hi Judy - hope you're doing well. I was really happy with this result. Glad you like it too and happy sewing to you too!

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  4. Love it - looks so comfortable, cool, and beautiful. Love that it is not a short dress. Short dresses make me feel like I have to be careful how I sit, bend over etc. Longer dresses make me think of strolling in a park all comfy and feminine.

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    1. Thank you! It is comfortable and I love longer clothes for the same reasons. It's a great way to show off a lovely print too.

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  5. Dear i love your dress!!!!! so beautiful and lovely!! Kisssssssssssssssssssss

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  6. You look fabulous in that red dress Marguerite.
    Thank you sooooooooooooo much for joinig Share-in-Style
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  7. Thank you - it's a pleasure :-)

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