Thursday, 16 June 2011

Red Carnation Dress

This dress is made from reproduction print cotton that I bought a few weeks ago. The fabric is beautiful. It is really thick and soft and strangely it was nice to cut!

I used a vintage pattern for the bodice- as always, modified slightly.

The skirt is a full circle and I used some lovely pink shimmery buttons and a red glass one at the top.

Photos by Steve.


  1. This dress is so gorgeous on you, love the length and the collar details. Red is definitely your colour!

    It always amazes me when I see girls wearing their own creations, I'm total rubbish at sewing. :(

  2. I love love LOVE this dress. The cut, the pattern, and the buttons won me over. I wish I had the sewing skills as you do. My sewing ability stops at hemming and sewing on buttons. Where did you learn how to sew!? xx

  3. oh my goodness, this dress is SO delightful & gorgeous on you. I adore the pattern and the silhouette, and wow, you made it!! Sigh, I wish my sewing skills were as good as yours. Hope you're having a terrific Monday. xx veronika

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  5. this dress is fantastic! love the red :)

  6. EEEEKKKK I love this dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!