Sunday, May 29, 2016

Crocodile Rock Dress

So the title of this post is pretty lame, but whatever, it seemed like the best thing to name a dress covered in crocodiles (or alligators) what's the difference anyways? Some folks may remember this fabric, I received it way back in December in a blogger swap.
 I feel like lately my sewing skills have greatly improved, it's like I've kind of done enough sewing for certain things to click. I'm not saying I'm perfect, or even particularly skilled compared to a lot of my friends (especially when I have friends like Ria who are just crazy talented). Also I'm totally nailing invisible zippers lately, they are finally invisible!
As well as feeling a lot more confident about my sewing lately I'm also really into making franken patterns or mash ups or whatever you may like to call it! This pattern is actually two different patterns together.

The bodice of the dress is from a pattern from By Hand London called the Anna Dress, I have made this dress once before and you can see that version here. My previous version was the maxi length version with a v neck, and I really want to make another maxi version (maybe next summer or for my next holiday somewhere warm) and I do want to make another Anna with this length of skirt using the original paneled skirt.

The skirt is from the Colette Peony dress, I've made this dress a few times before, but I think my first version is still my favourite!

It's a little hard to see in this photo, but the necklace has a flamingo with blue glitter inside, I think I was going for a kind of Florida look? Although in Florida it is alligators right?
As well as feeling like I've improved a lot in terms of sewing, I've actually been sewing a lot more! I have two more new dresses to sew and I've even been using up the "good"  fabric! WHO AM I!?


Rebecca Young said...

I love this dress. Turquoise is one of my favourite colours

Meghan Edge said...

I'm loving this dress, girl! You look so beautiful in it.

Louise said...

The dress, the necklace, and the cardi are all amazing! You really do find the best fabrics to turn in to clothes! xx

Kendy P said...

i like the color combo!

Natalie Mulford said...

The name of the post is not lame, in fact it's perfect! Now I have the song stuck in my head, which I don't mind at all! I am slightly envious of your sewing talent, this came out so great, but I have to admit, it's the print on it I'm loving the most!

Vix said...

What a great dress and the pendant is awesome! xxx

Kezzie said...

The dress is really nice, I love the fabric and the pattern mashup! I do like the Anna dress!!!! I'm so glad you are gaining more confidence in your sewing- eerything looks great to me!x