Wildflowers

So I’m back again with another V1102 hack and this time I’m not going to apologise about showing another variation on the same thing because I LOVE THIS DRESS.

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For those new to my blog, this is the AKO for Vogue dress pattern I made at the John Lewis sewing bee but lengthened the bodice, raised the back and put with a gathered skirt!

This is version 5 I think… yes I’ve lost count. But it’s such a staple dress for me and I’m super happy with the fit. I might just raise the waist back up a smidge as I think it’s more flattering just above my natural waist.

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Point of note are:

(1) This stunning wild flower print Liberty tana lawn in in colourway A. (Note to self for next time: Underline and line bodice for stability if you use lawn again. I don’t like those wrinkles at the back.) By the way… Did you see they’re putting a similar print on a Limited Edition sewing machine out in Sept?!

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(2) I added pockets!! Need I say more. (Secret smug face!)

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(3) The gathered skirt is the full width of the fabric so it is extra swooshy.

This fabric was a 30th birthday present from Jimi but it’s taken me a year to cut into it.

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Fittingly I wore it to this year’s birthday dinner at Crafthouse in Leeds (sadly no crafts occur there).

I ate a scrumptious risotto and slurped a few delicious glasses of wine before being presented with my spectacular birthday cake. Even though my mum makes custom order cakes for a living, I did not expect this magnificent beast! Inside each layer is a different colour of the rainbow.

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It was a most excellent birthday, that mostly revolved around food, and I was very thankful to be gifted Liberty print trainers, fabric vouchers and theatre tickets for The Curious Incident with the Dog in the Night-time next week (I cannot wait!!)

Bonus cat pic for you all now!

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