Daisy

Cardigan - vintage, dress - made by me, everything else thrifted

This is the last outfit from my Easter weekend adventures! This was what I wore on the monday when we took our guests to visit the Melbourne Zoo (hence the slightly awkward posing again.. there were lots of people around!) These photos were actually taken in the butterfly house, with the hopes that a few would land on me, but I think we only managed to catch that one in mid-air in the photo above and then they all seemed to avoid our little corner, I guess they were as photo shy as I was being.

This dress is one I made recently from a bedspread I got at an op shop - I couldn't resist the colour or the big daisy print!

The pattern I used was McCalls 5695. I originally had plans to make the little matching jacket too, but ran out of the fabric I was using. I'm thinking of making it now out of a solid coloured cotton, like white, and doing the collar and bow details with the daisy fabric, but we'll see.



I promise it fits much better than it looks here, I just was too nervous of the people to notice that I needed to adjust =/

I really love how it came out. The skirt is done in four parts and has pleats the whole way round so that was pretty time consuming but not difficult. I had a go at my first ever lapped zipper (and a hand picked one at that) and it came out pretty well! I really like the vintage look it lends so I'll probably use this technique on most of my sewing projects from now on. Also when I first made the muslin the bodice gaped quite a lot at the front so I had to work out how to fix that, which I did reasonably well.


I had planned for my set to last the entire weekend but alas, it was not to be, so I straightened it and chucked some rolls/curls in the front and topped it all of with a scarf.

20 comments:

  1. The dress is beautiful, lovely ♥

    http://www.petitecocovintage.com.es/

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  2. Very cute dress! I love the cut and the pattern, and it looks so '50s fabulous with that cardigan. Well done!

    Cheers,
    Jenny

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    1. Thats exactly what I'm going for, so thank you for saying so ^_^

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  3. Adorable! The dress looks lovely, and I like the idea of making a solid colored jacket to match. I imagine that the blue background would be pretty hard to match exactly, but that would look completely charming as well.

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    1. Thank you! I though about making it blue but you're right, it will be near impossible to find the right shade. I'll probably go with white I think :)

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  4. I can't believe you made this dress! It's darling! That print is just lovely. So happy I just found your blog! I love your style :)

    www.room-334.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Elana, and welcome :)

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  5. so cute! i just love the print! i, too, have made things with old bedspreads and even sheets. if they're cotton and i like the print, why not! i just love it, great job!!
    ~Abigail

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    1. Thank you! I couldn't resist it haha. I completely agree, in fact almost all of my favourite dresses I've ever made were made from bedspreads or sheets. They're cheap and easy to find and come in the most adorable prints!

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  6. Oh this Fabulous !
    Darling I Love your style so much. This dress is perfect and I Love that blue color... The cardigan is also very very cute.

    Xxx
    Lorna

    Http://lornasharp.blogspot.com

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  7. Gosh, you are so darn beautiful every time I visit your blog I'm like "Damn, she's so beautiful O_O"!
    The dress is gorgeous, the shape is so flattering, looks amazing on you. And love your curls! ^^

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    1. You are too sweet, Keit :) Thank you very much

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  8. Your dress is wonderful! I wish my sewing skills will be as good as yours one day! :)

    xx
    http://enil-orac.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you! I promise they will be if you stick at it, it's all about practice and not being too lazy about following instructions (which I totally am sometimes haha)

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  9. This dress in wonderful! :)

    www.ensembledeux.blogspot.com

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  10. Very nice. I like the pattern on the fabric and the vintage look of the dress. It looks good on you.

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    1. Thank you so much :) I agree, the pattern is adorable

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