8.6.09

Stealing Kelly's Style

I loved Kelly's dress so much that I had to have one myself...and now I do. That is the beauty of sewing.

The fabric is Kokeshi from Tessuti. I have had it a little while because I could not decide what pattern to use. I did like a DVF-inspired HotPatterns dress, but when I read the reviews at patternreview, I learnt that the pieces were largely rectangular. Being pear-shaped, I was a little dubious about how rectangles would go. Eventually, I decided to modify a dress pattern that I drafted myself. I changed the neckline, extended the shoulders and added a little cap sleeve.


My sister tells me that it is time to get rid of the hazy mirror photos from my blog, so this weekend, when we met up camping, I took my new clothes along and she took some photos. We were camping, so no irons and no make-up, but we did have a beautiful setting.

I wasn't brave enough to ask the Life-guards to pose with me.

7 comments:

  1. I love that dress too. You must be in Far North Queensland to wear that in winter!

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  2. Oooo lovely dress! The second photo looks like it's straight out of BWOF.

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  3. Very pretty dress and the photographs are great - agree with Belinda that they're very BWOF :)

    I think you should go ahead and try to set up a BurdaStyle meeting, you probably have some blog lurkers in your area that you don't know about. I was surprised how many responses I got (20+).

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  4. Gorgeous dress, and lovely setting. I bet that silk is lovely to wear.

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  5. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I too would like to steal Kelly's style! I am in love with this fabric!

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  6. Great dress and photos! I am very jealous of the weather and setting. It is cold and wet in Manchester UK at the mo.

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  7. Love the dress, and I want some of the fabric!

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