Sunday, August 11, 2013

Laurel Dress

So confession time - this is my second Laurel dress, the first one I made was made to my measurements on the pattern envelope but it was RIDICULOUSLY big I couldn't wear it. I sent it straight to Recycle Boutique, I couldn't be bothered mucking about and changing the whole frock - I just didn't love it that much.
This version is A LOT better - although seeing these photos I have decided next time I wear it some BRIGHT lipstick is required so the dress print doesn't was me out completely.
I still feel like the shoulders of this dress are a bit big for me - which is so weird! I kind of have the shoulders of a rugby player, so for the shoulders to be so big isn't something I'm used to. I bought this fabric earlier this year at fabric-a-brac and it was just crying out for a sixties look frock.
I am SO HAPPY to have this frock finished - it's one that's kind of been hanging about for AGES not doing much. I actually thought I hated it, but seeing these photos I do think its kind of fun - I may even make the Laurel dress again. Hope you've all been having a lovely weekend!

16 comments:

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I love this one. That fabric is divine! It was meant to be a 60's kinda dress. I love the shape on you & the shoulders look fine to me. Well done! Xx

two squirrels said...

Oh yes it is fabulous on you sweet....the pattern is amazing.......oh go with red lippy......just perfect.
Have a wonderful week.
Love V

Macska said...

Fabulous dress! :-) I like the Laurel on you, you should definitely make it up again. :-)

Nikki said...

Love those colours. Well done for persevering with the pattern.

flossieft said...

I love it! The fabric is amazing. I am glad this one worked out for you.

JuanitaTortilla said...

Yay! Good job. I've been coveting the Laurel shift dress pattern for a while now, and I am agreeing with you on this rad 60's print.
Interesting to hear you mention about the shoulders... But the puffy sleeves seem to work.

alicia said...

what a perfect dress for that amazing print! i love it with the basic black tights too! <3

Vix said...

Absolutely fantastic, I'd buy that like a shot, the fabric and cut are stunning and you look wonderful. xxx

Helga! said...

WOOHOO! I love it, it's the BESTEST fabric! I hate when the measurements are right but it doesn't bloody fit! I'm too lazy to make toiles......!!
XXX

Sandra said...

I would so do that as well, ditch the first attempt and start again! Well worth it, the dress looks great. I quite like the shoulders, they seem to balance the dress.

thecuriouskiwi said...

The perfect pattern of that fabric! I'm glad you had another go :)

Krista Gassib said...

This is a gorgeous dress honey especially the fabric! Maybe make those sleeves a tad bit shorter and I think they would be perfect.
Xxoo

Mary Lou said...

what a beautiful sixties dress! i love that bold print! it is absolutely fabulous! you have to use that pattern again!;)
kiss,mary
http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

Misfits Vintage said...

Love love love love LOVE this fab frock - the fabric is AMAZING!!!

Sarah XXX

wastedfashion said...

I love love love this dress so much that I want to learn how to sew!!! You're so clever!

Meghan Edge said...

I really love this dress and the fabric!! I know I already told you on facebook but it's true.