Monday, September 23, 2013

"What's the deal with teal?" dress

So WAY back when I first joined the WSBN it was decided we would all make an outfit, from the same fabric an it would be awesome. The chosen fabric was a lovely shade of teal and it was decided that September would be the month of the great unveiling of our teal outfits at an event called "What's the deal with teal?" Unfortunately I was not feeling my best at the weekend so I couldn't attend the get together which made me pretty sad - but I DID finish my teal creation so I figured I should still share it with the world (particularly the WSBN girls).

So first up both my boots and my belt are wonky - which is what happens when you take your outfit posts after a long day at work. The fabric is also kind of crinkly, I am also blaming work - although it is a pretty magnificent feat to crinkle your frock this much when you stand all day at work. Clearly I have skills.

The pattern I used was the "Magpie Dress" by Sinbad and Sailor a British indie sewing pattern company. It's a very easy pattern - only four pieces and no darts, zippers or anything else to confuse you. If you've been thinking about giving sewing a try but feel a bit nervous about it then I really recommend you try this frock and its SUPER simple to make. My only complain is when I cut it out it was FREAKING HUGE on me! It is a looser style of frock - but honestly I took it in so much. I think next time I make it I will make it a couple of sizes smaller.
To be honest with you all - I wasn't sure I liked this dress at ALL! But I decided to wear it to work today anyway. When Rich took this photos for me after work I decided I do like this dress. I guess its a bit different from my usual style - but I have to admit I did have a crush on this pattern for a very LONG time. I'm happy that I finally got around to making it and that its kind of awesome (and super easy as well).

Have a super week everyone!

14 comments:

Camelia Crinoline said...

I love the colour. It's so cute that you guys all made something with the same fabric.

Lara Lizard said...

For some reason teal doesn't suit me at all. I love the color but I look stupid wearing it - so I envy those who look good in that color XD. I def like that dress :)
xxx

pastcaring said...

It's a fantastic colour, and looks great on you. And it does sound a very straightforward pattern - maybe I should try it! xxxx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I love that colour on you Trees, looking good! You inspire me to re-learn my sewing machine skills one of these days! Xx

Sandra said...

Sewing is all about the love hate relationship I think. But the story always begins with the love and can flip flop many times before you actually wear it. Your dress looks great.

Krista Gassib said...

It's hard to even notice the dress with that second adorable photo of your face. You are beautiful what a lovely shot! I love teal and you should be proud you made that!
Xxoo

Vix said...

It's fabulous, the colour is wonderful with your dark hair! x

Helga! said...

TEAL, I love that colour, I love it when it verges on petrol blue too....it's quite a divoon shade on you, lovely! It's a great little frock too! Bugger you didn;t make the great teal unveiling, but this is way better,'cos we're all in on it! XXX

JuanitaTortilla said...

1- you paired it up nicely with simple brown boots and belt, and necklace;
2- I saw the dress pattern site, and I do see what you mean about how easy a sewing pattern it is. Definitely needs a belt... And what a difference darts make to a dress huh?!?

Hope you're feeling better and didn't catch the full-blown man flu.

Thera Joyce said...

That dress is SO cute! You did an amazing job! :)

alicia said...

"what's the deal with teal?" is the greatest thing ever. i wish i was involved with ANYTHING that fun. you look super cute as always! <3 <3 <3

CityScape Skybaby said...

That sounds like the pattern for me, and I agree with Krista, you look so pretty and always have such a lovely smile. xx

acharmofmagpies said...

Gorgeous dress and such an adorable photo! We'll have to do another group photo shoot with everyone sometime soon!

Mary Lou said...

gorgeous in green! i love the last photo of you! so cute! and the dress looks great, the pattern looks so comfy!
love and kiss,mary