Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Purple Laurel Dress

So guys the last few days have pretty much been the worst - I had a three day sinus headache which spanned the WHOLE weekend. I had things I was meant to do, like attend the Wellington Sewing Bloggers one year anniversary dinner and  did pretty much nothing apart from sleep, eat fruji iceblocks and feel gross.

The most annoying thing about this wasted weekend was that I didn't get to wear the new Laurel dress I made to the Wellington Sewing Bloggers dinner. This is the second Laurel dress I have made, you can see the first one here. It's a simple 1960s styled dress - which is just MY style if you know what I mean? I'm much more in the whole 1960s/1970s look (with a big soft spot for the 1980s as well).

As I didn't make it to the bloggers dinner I couldn't ask my sewing blogger pals to take a picture, so instead I got Rich to take a photo or two. These photos were taken near what we call the "Skeleton House" - although I'm sure it has a real name and was made by some fancy artist.


Here's a photo of me, in my new Laurel dress by the skeleton house. You can't see the dress that well - the sun is kind of bright! Also my slip is peaking out from underneath - I'm sure that's a major fashion faux pa, oh well just as well I don't care about fashion.
A close up of my tights and that lovely fabric - I bought this at the most recent fabric-a-brac (I will post more about the event at another time).
Here's another shot of the dress - inside the apartment this time, the lighting isn't so great - but you get the picture. Complete with Rich's guitar case to the left and my ironing board to the right. It's my ironing board as the only reason an ironing board gets used in our flat is sewing.
I hope you've all been having a lovely week and I hope that by the time you're reading this my headache is well and truly gone (or I may be having a wee bit of a meltdown).

15 comments:

Vix said...

I'm sorry you've been feeling rough, you look anything but, that dress is gorgeous. The fabric is groovy, baby! x

Helga! said...

Ugh, sinus headaches are the WORST!!! Poor lamb.
The frock is divoon, the print and colours just gorgeous! And yumcious purple tights too! Huzzah! XXX

thecuriouskiwi said...

Hehe, "skeleton house" - you're so cute! It's called "Subject to Change" by Regan Gentry and it is a replica of the types of houses relocated/demolished for the motorway extension :) I love it, I think it's a beautiful and interesting way to remember the heritage before change.

It's also a wicked spot for photographs and I am jealous you thought of it first ;) Your dress is very you, love it, and I hope we can see it IRL at lunch sometime - feel better xx

Louise said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been poorly and I hope you're feeling much better soon. I love the new dress- the pattern is cute and the colour is gorgeous. Really loving those tights, too! Such a great colour, and the purple and blue together look amazing! Oh, and I think the peek of the slip actually looks good; it looks like the dress has a black band at the bottom and not that it's your slip showing through. I like! xx

flossieft said...

i love the simplicity of this dress with the amazing fabric - it really suits you.

hope you are feeling better

Penny-Rose said...

Groovy dress! Glad that the nasty sinus thing has gone now. You look lovely in the sunshine with the cool sculpture.

Indigo Violet said...

What they said - gorgeous fabric and dress and tights. The headache is a downer, is it caused by allergies?

Lara Lizard said...

Skeleton house looks neat. And *love* your dress. It's my fave color, too :).
Sorry about your headache, hope you are better already!
x

Vintage Bird Girl said...

The print of that dress is so 60's. It looks fab on you. So sorry you've had a crappy few days. I hope that bad head clears soon. Great pics of the skeleton house too. Xx

Krista Gassib said...

I hope you are feeling better now you can't tell in these pictures. The dress with the tights is adorable on you!
Xxoo

Meghan Edge said...

I'm sorry you're feeling gross but you look AMAZING in these pictures. The cut of that dress flatters you so much!

Sandra said...

That's a great dress, I love the colour.

CityScape Skybaby said...

You look so cute in that dress Trees, and did a very good job of hiding the fact that you didn't feel well, but sinus headaches are absolutely terrible things, I hope you're feeling much better now. xx

alicia said...

that was a pretty intense ice block commercial! i want one! so happy you're feeling better! i love you in purple! <3

Mary Lou said...

oh yes that dress is so you, you could´t look more like yourself ;) lovin also the purple tights with it! you are fabulous!
kiss,mary