Bow Fabric

On a resent trip to Japan I went a little crazy with fabric buying. As I do a lot of sewing for other people my lovely husband made me promise him that I would make something for myself as my first project when we returned home. Below is the result. This is the first time I have make this style for myself. I drafted the pattern for a friend but it looked so good on her I decided I needed my own version. Apart from fitting changes I made the sleeves longer with a turned up cuff. Although it’s summer down here in Australia it’s been quiet cool so I thought a longer sleeve would work well!

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I'm a gal who loves both the fashion of the 1950's and sewing. I can think of nothing better than spending a day sewing a great new frock then spending the night with my lovely husband and wonderful friends wearing my newest creation and having a blast.


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15 comments… add one

  • That fabric is to die for!

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  • This is ADORABLE! I too have a tendency to buy/make for others… I bought a crap load of fabric and trim when I lived in India (2010) and now I can’t figure out what to do with it!

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  • oh wow! That is just lovely lovely lovely…and the fabric, yum!

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  • Cutest fabric ever!! Love the length of those sleeves.

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  • Wonderful!! The dress looks lovely on you and that fabric is great! Good Job!!

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  • Oh my gosh this dress is perfect! You are so flippin talented woman! And you even went to Japan?!?! I’m jealous (; What a lovely blog, Glad I found you so I could follow

    You should come check out my blog if you’ve got a sec (;

    dearest-lou.blogspot.com

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  • Love this! So cute!

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  • What a gorgeous dress! Even more impressed that you drafted it all yourself.

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  • This is so cute! I wish you posted more pictures, I’d love to see the details better. This is just wonderful. Well done.

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  • oh, this dress! i looooove it! beautiful job :)

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  • It looks gorgeous.
    Yes our Summer has been a bit all over the place which is perfect for you to enjoy your dress!!!

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  • Love the cut and the fabric it looks great on you!

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  • I love it…you look fab, great choice of fabric, i wish it was mine. :)

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  • I looove the fabric and want the dress!!

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  • you look amazing and that dress is divine.

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