Another 40th Birthday means another new frock!

10:18 am



It seems a few of my friends are turning 40 this year, and of course any excuse for a new dress. I'm still refining this self drafted princess seamed bodice, and am now I think finally happy with it.
The fabric I've used for this dress was bought in three small remnants from a local soft furnishing fabric shop for 50p!!
I do love the challenge of making a whole dress out of a few pieces of fabric. These pieces were fun to work with because the right and wrong sides of the fabrics are equally beautiful. Not being able to decide which sides I liked best combined with such small pieces to work with meant that I used all sides in a kind of (hopefully) successful way!


One of the downsides though of working with remnants is there is never quite enough fabric for pattern matching. Luckily I can't see my own back!
I felt great in this dress last night, like lots of us I worry about my figure, about my wrinkles, and saggy bits, but wearing a dress that fits and feels good goes a very long way to helping me ignore those voices in my head reminding me of all my faults. Another good reason to sew.




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10 comments

  1. Girl you look stunning. Love the fabric but your hair more K xXx

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    1. Thank you, I did feel great.

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  2. Very elegant, love this sillouhette on you. The fabric looks great. X

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  3. This is lovely, very flattering.

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  4. Wow. You look amazing and what ingenuity!!!

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  5. Wowser. Loving the current 1960s vibe. You are an inspirational dresser!

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  6. Absolutely love this!

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  7. Absolutely love this!

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