Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mini Me Dress

I have been putting off this post for a while waiting for better pictures.... but in the meantime I have realised I have made many things that I have neglected to blog about, usually due to lack of pictures or at least pictures that I was'nt happy with....
so biting the bullet here we go after a couple of months silence.
  My brother got married in November
so a couple of days before that weekend 
 ( as usual I love to work to a deadline! I'll never learn ) 
I completed this dress from the remnants of a dress that had I made myself hence the name "mini me" and yes I have yet to blog about that said dress.....I'll get there!

Anyway....I was really estactic with the way this turned out 
and when I found that the skirt of the dress would be too short, fate would have it that I had the perfect salmon pink shot sateen in my stash....I used the pink to completely line the skirt and it added a nice weight and puff to the shape.
 The dress was my own pattern, that I based on a her measurements and was helped with the easing of the shirring in the back.  
Also this cardigan, I made a while ago, turned out to be the perfect colour match, and came in handy for the chill of a Hamilton evening
And the leftover scraps I used to cover an old be honest I still feel 50/50 about it.
Since the wedding, the dress has made a lovely Christmas day dress and I'm hoping for more future occasions to dress her up before she out grows it.
But you know I think the reason why I'm so happy with it,
 is how this came together easily and without any issues
You know how it goes, when you win and when you lose
 it gets thrown in the rubbish bin! ( Mike just told me I have a glint in my eye while writing this - so obviously I'm still chuffed )

Linking in for the first time with the lovely Leonie at 
Show and tell  



Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

Whoooooooooopeeeeeeeeeeeee! that dress is gorgeous - just gorgeous! and so looking forward to seeing Mum and Mini Me all matchy matchy! ;)

Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh wow, that's is a beautiful dress!!! What stunning fabric! I love the cardigan and head band too.
Can't wait to see your dress ;)

becky_tee said...Best Blogger Tips

Such a lovely dress, make me want to become a better sewer!

Amy @ onacraftyadventure said...Best Blogger Tips

Putting the sash on the bottom was a great idea, it looks awesome!

Miriam said...Best Blogger Tips

it is fantastic! a total triumph!

Cat said...Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous and I can't wait to see YOU tomorrow SQUEEEEEE
and of course a photo of you in your dress

Max said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh its so beautiful, wow! You SHOULD feel proud, its really exceptional. Such beautiful colours. So nice to have you back blogging x

tartankiwi said...Best Blogger Tips

So so so pretty! Little Miss is one lucky little girl to have such a talented mother!
Love it!

Karyn said...Best Blogger Tips

Cute, cute dress and cardi.

Schulz Family said...Best Blogger Tips

thanks for visiting my blog. I love the whole outfit.

Fay said...Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful dress!

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