Tuesday, May 06, 2014

"Put a bird on it!" Dress

I've been inspired to make stuff again - its mostly been bought on by Me Made May! Last night I finished sewing up a new dress, and its got a bird on it! Actually its got a WHOLE lot of birds on it!
This dress is a super simple dress - the "Too Cute Tunic Dress" cinched at the waist with a belt. The pattern is from Sew La Tea Do.
My new dress has pockets - obviously, because pockets are awesome! Unfortunately these photos are not the best quality as its now dark when I get home from work.
These are my favourite tights right now - I'm not even sure what colour they are? But I like them a whole lot!
Here's a close up of all those birds, I bought this fabric from the Arthur Toye closing down sale - I really miss Arthur Toye!

The name for the dress was inspired by Portlandia - if you have no idea what Portlandia is this should clear things up.

               Hope you're all having a good week so far!

11 comments:

Sophie-Lee said...

I love it! The fabric is lovely and even I miss Arthur Toye's even though I didn't like it very much.

Penny-Rose said...

Yay for super simple dress patterns - I especially like the sleeve length. I love the tights - I think the colour is magenta or maybe cerise? No matter, they look really awesome with the dress.

pastcaring said...

The frock is great, love the print - see, the mojo has returned! And I'd call those tights fuchsia, but the fashionistas might say they are radiant orchid, colour of the year (apparently!) Get you, on trend, Mrs! xxx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Ah Portlandia....love that show. The put a bird on it scene was SO funny, especially to a bird lover like me. Gorgeous frock! Love the print & the style. It really suits you. Xx

Vix said...

Gorgeous dress, lovely colour and great tights! love this sneaky peep at your lounge, too! x

Meghan Edge said...

OMG LOVE the dress and tights!!

It's funny you mention putting a bird on it - when I worked in a consignment store I made Portlandia signs that said 'put a bird on it' and anything that came in with birds I would stick a sign on. :-P Love that gag.

JuanitaTortilla said...

That's a funny video! It's meant to be sarcastic, isn't it :) I guess I should start putting birds on my bags as well! :)

I would call those tights magenta, maybe? I'm not sure too.

Can't believe you can finish a dress so quickly. I really need to work on my sewing speed!

Louise said...

That dress is gorgeous! Well done you!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I love the neckline on you, such a fab frock Trees!! The Portlandia clip is fantastic. Whenever I see that program it makes me want to stab Etsy in the eye with sharp needles, but then I get lured back to look at all the pretties. You're right about wearing black, reminds me of this, but I warn you not to watch the whole thing, it will drive you to insanity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE
xoxoxoxoxo

Johanna said...

So pretty and I love that clip! Too funny :D and love the tights with it too :)

alicia said...

now you just a need a "we can pickle that!" dress! <3 <3 <3