Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Homemade dress

I've finished all of my exams now so I've got a week of literally doing nothing until I start A2- so happy! Plus, the sun's out which makes it so much better (22 degrees next Saturday apparently). 
So, this is the dress that I made recently. I'm really pleased with it because it's quite a complicated design. The fact that there's loads of different sections (8 to be precise) on the top means that it's actually quite a difficult design to make compared to some of the other things I've created and it's definitely good practice trying out something new. I saw this dress in Topshop recently and decided that I'd make a variation of it (the fabric was from Southall and only cost £2 per metre!) rather than spend more money. Usually when making my clothes, I just really quickly and easily make a pattern using my mannequin but this design actually required a level of skill to work it out. It's actually really interesting figuring out how this sort of style is made (well, it is to me anyway!). Anyway enough of me talking about sewing stuff. (By the way, please excuse my white legs in these photos. I'm not wearing any tights and my legs haven't seen the sun in about 9 months).

Are you enjoying the nice weather? What do you think of my dress?

dress - homemade
shoes - Office
necklace - bought on holiday
sunglasses - River Island


  1. Your sewing skills are absolutely incredible! Wish I could dupe topshop dresses as easily as you - really admire your ability!

    Yinyin xx

  2. That dress is amazing, you really are talented!


  3. Wow you've done such an incredible job :)
    Jessica xx

  4. ohh my godness! this dress is totally perfect! I'd love to wear it hahah:)
    but it looks amazing on YOU!
    congrats - you sew great!

    Emma xx

  5. The fact that you made that dress is amazing! It doesn't look homemade at all - you have really wonderful sewing skills. You're definitely talented in that area. I would buy this dress if I saw it in a store. Really amazing job! :) x

  6. Oh wow Charlotte! I can't believe it is homemade, great job honey! I love the pattern you used, the bust area is so nice- sorry if that sounds creepy, promise I wasn't looking that in depth there!

    Em x

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  8. Jeez!I looove it!:)

  9. the dress is sooo pretty, very well done <3


  10. That dress is beautiful, well done! XXX

  11. This is amazing, you are so talented!! I'd so love to be able to make clothes, or even sew on a sewing machine haha I'm pretty useless with anything even slightly machine like or practical. It never ceases to amaze me the things that talented people like you can do :) xx

  12. i can't believe you made that! its beautiful, you are very talented.

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