Sunday, 31 January 2016

Summery Appleton in winter!

  

I have no idea why I am striking such an odd pose!! 

I made Cashmerette's Appleton wrap dress. This is my practice version out of some rather lovely viscose (I got it on sale for £3.99/m). As the viscose was so fine it didn't lend its self to a winter garment very well, so despite the season I decided it would have to be a summer dress.

I have never made a wrap dress before and I thought it might be a tricky sew especially as the viscose was a bit slinky, as it turns out the instructions were fantastic and it all came together much quicker than I thought it would. I was especially dubious about the fit as I measured up a size 14 c/d cup - I haven't been a c/d cup since my teenage years! But it fits perfectly, normally I would't wear something so low cut but it feels fine and I don't feel self conscious in it at all. I am not sure how safe I would feel to wear it without tights or leggings - I think things could get personal if it were a windy day!


For my 'proper' version I plan to make a 3/4 length sleeve appleton out of this gorgeous cotton jersey I got from Ditto fabrics (another sale buy!).


After seeing some cute ribbon on So Zo what do you know's instagram feed from the Textile Garden I just had to go and have a look - loads of cute ribbons, lace trims, amazing assortment of buttons and so much more! I treated myself to some ribbon (for labels) and some wooden heart buttons (hopefully for a darling ranges dress).


Well that's about it for now - I hope everyone has a great week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Su xx

12 comments:

  1. I love your Appleton, the fabric works well for both winter and summer. The cherry print is lovely, I have a bit of a thing about Cherries! I had real problems fitting the Darling Ranges, I think a lot of others did too. It seems to work in the smaller sizes but the grading up to the larger sizes is off. The Deer and Doe Sureau is a similar silhouette and drafted for c-cup hourglasses, it fit me straight out of the packet!x

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    1. Thanks so much for the info about the darling ranges dress - I was torn between a sureau and the darling ranges - in the end the darling ranges won as it was on sale when I bought it! I love all of your versions of the Sureau so might buy this rather than wasting time on the darling ranges!! Thanks!!

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  2. Oooh, love your dress, I have been eyeing up that pattern for a while, might have to take the plunge :)
    I have made 2 Darling Ranges dresses and they have both worked almost straight from the packet, I had no idea others found it hard to fit! There are a few posts about it on my blog. A x

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    1. Thank you! It really is a well drafted pattern with excellent instructions! I see you made a size M in the darling ranges may I ask what dress size you are????!

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    2. I mean what UK dress size are you??

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    3. I am a 12/14 depending on make and 34E bust but I am all rib cage :)

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  3. I like your pose! The fabric looks interesting - everyone had only positive things to say about that pattern.

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  4. Thought I'd already commented! Doh! I love this, really flatters you. Can't wait to see those cherries made up too.

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    1. Thanks! - I had hoped to get started on the cherries this week but work got in the way!!

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  5. Love your Appleton -great job!

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    1. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like royalty has visited my page! - Thank you for such a great pattern!!!!

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