Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Autumnal Frock

Hello World! Just a super quick post as I don't have much interweb time tonight, but I just wanted to share with you my latest frock - it's actually fairly simple but I have been lacking the motivation to finish it off. I don't know why - its seems like craft projects are like that sometimes. I am sure every crafty girl (and guy) has a pile of UFO (unfinished objects) floating around their house.
Here's a bit of a close up of the fabric the dress is made from - very autumnal I thought. The fabric was on sale for half price at the fabric store and I just had to grab some as I thought it was adorable.
This dress is another one form my book "Chic and Simple Sewing" that I bought when I was on my last overseas holiday. The book was a bit expensive - but it's totally worth it as there must be 10-15 patterns in the book and given what a single pattern is worth at the fabric shop I think it's actually not too bad. Plus I am still learning to sew and sometimes store bought patterns confuse me! In other news, I'm making a list 35 goals I want to achieve before I turn 35 - it seems most things relate to craft, baking or travelling (which isn't too surprising). One of my goals is to sew one hundred wearable items. Not all the wearable items have to be for me of course! They could be for Rich or a friend or family member (like the nieces and nephews) or an item for a craft swap.

I've decided the only way I will get to be a better seamstress is by sewing more and more! I know on hundred things is quite a lot but I have two and a half years to complete it - I think I can do it!

Does anyone have any other suggestions of what I can include in my list? I'm only up to 26 things so far which included making a gingerbread house, visiting Tasmania, making a layered rainbow cake, visiting the USA and volunteering overseas for a short time. Reading through my list to date I have decided I am not a terribly complex woman.

I hope you're all having a good week so far and I shall try and catch up on my blog reading tomorrow xoxox


Camelia Crinoline said...

It's so cute. I love the colours and the little acorns on the fabric. Very autumnal. Have you ever made macarons? Maybe you could add them to your list. They are a bit tricky.

Vintage Sweetheart said...

I love the fabric you chose so pretty! The tights are pretty cool too. xx

Vix said...

It's so pretty and perfect with the blue tights. A great make! x

Julia said...

What a gorgeous frock! I love the colours and it's a great style too.

I'll look forward to your 35 goals :)

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Another clever creation...I really like the style of the dress. Xx

Cosmia, Inflammatory Knit said...

That's really lovely! What a cute fabric! Is it Autumn in NZ right now? I'm still stupidly confused by your seasons ;)
I love the idea of your list, I'm turning 30 next year so I might do the same :O

Stacey said...

That fabric is gorgeous! I love it with the blue tights & belt. Great work!

Curtise said...

Love the print and the colours, it's a great frock.
Ughh, I am such a lazy bugger, the thought of making lists of things to do makes me feel a little terrified! Well done you for being more ambitious and creative!
Glad you're feeling better. xxxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

that's such a pretty print!
very autumnal :)
Rosie xo

cb said...

the dress turned out soo cute and the print is adorable! great job sweetie!

Wait Until The Sunset said...

ooohhh what a pretty dress!

And on the list- visiting me of course!!! :)

thegirlhassparke said...

This dress is gorgeous, perfect for Autumn!