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

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

  3. This is lovely, very flattering.

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

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

  6. Absolutely love this!

  7. Absolutely love this!


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