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I wanted a very easy-to-wear dress and I was lazy to add a zipper to this firt try on Peony from Colette Patterns. So I went for this piece of knit fabric. I really felt in love with theses large scale flowers…

A detailed view of this project can be found on Cafekam’s blog

It’s only tuesday but you’ll be fine. Have a nice day !

Camille

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As promised, I’ve written a detailed tutorial on how to make your very own bow belt on my blog like the one I made for my striped dress.

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Bow belts are so easy to make and can add that pretty little detail to any outfit to finish it off. They are also great for using those scraps of left over fabric you have that you aren’t quite sure what to do with.

There are endless options for customising your belt as well. You don’t have to make the belt from one single fabric – mix it up and have a different coloured bow and belt, or a different textured knot on the bow. You can also just make the bow part of this tutorial and use it as a decorative feature on any number of projects from head bands, pillows and cushions, hair pieces, shoe clips…the list is never ending.

 

If any of you make one, I’d love to see them!

xx

Jen

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I hope all of you in the States had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend! I did! Now, I’m not too excited about Christmas stuff out and about around Halloween, but I do start to get in the mood around Thanksgiving and I did rock a Christmas vibe this year for turkey day!

I used Butterick 8078 to make up this pattern. I found this great 50s looking Christmas quilting fabric at JoAnn Fabrics last year so I snapped some up. (And I think I may have spied it there this year too!)

The pattern.

 

The white top felt a bit blah so I added a bit of red embroidery to spice it up. And I used a thrifted vintage belt kit to make the matching belt.

And what full skirted 50s dress would be complete without a crinoline? (Which is also me-made!) Want to see more of this dress? It’s on my blog too!

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Hi Everyone!
Here is my first ever tutorial – I thought I’d share here too but it’s over at my BLOG if you want to ask questions (I’ll answer quicker there). The pics are bigger there too since this format is narrower than my blog. :-)

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Thanks!! :-D

 

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