Friday, July 13, 2012

★Tweet Dress★

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke


Fabric: Magpie bird from Walthamstow market, £2 metre.
Pattern: Self Draft Amazon dress + Colette Taffy Sleeves.
Notions: None
Time to complete: 15 min cutting and tracing and 30 mins sewing. Breeze!
What's skills: Twin Needle.
First worn: 11 July 2012
Wear again? Yes. It's lovely.
Will you make it again? I love this pattern as it fits my body so well and i am sure to make many different versions from it.


Summer ready!




 ♫:Gwen Stefani: What you waiting for.

54 comments:

  1. Yay, it's the fun bird fabric! This looks so cute! What a great summer dress!

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    1. Thanks Ginger , indeed this fabric is so funky...

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  2. Your dress fits like a dream! Very nice!

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    1. Thanks Yuki, that's the advantage to drafting your now pattern.

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  3. Cool! I love everything about it!

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  4. Looks fantastic on you! Love the material and the sleeves, so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Susy, the taffy sleeve is my favourite. It's fun and so easy to sew...

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  5. stunning!!!!! Looking beautiful! Always I might add :)

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  6. This maxi I really really like! Fabulous fabric too.

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  7. What a beautiful creation! You look incredible in it!! And I can't believe how quickly you put it together. Kudos to you.

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    1. Aww thanks Hun, I cannot claim super speed. The pattern has only 2 pieces and the circle sleeves. And the over locker steals the show

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  8. 30 minutes sewing?? I've never sewn anything that fast in my life, much less a jersey dress! Well done. Love seeing this fabric popping up on my favorite Euro blogs :)

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    1. Thanks Andrea, the pattern is easy I'm not that fast..

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  9. Really suits you. It fits so well! I love it with the earrings.

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    1. Thanks Catherine, earrings are from forever 21

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  10. Gorgeous! You look utterly fantastic. The fabric is utterly divine and you have done an amazing job! only 45 minutes? WOW.

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  11. I LOVE this!! so cute! and the length is great! Also it has convinced me to go to walthamstow market sooner rather than later!

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    1. Oh, lovely you liked the length, I'm so tall I wasn't sure if I would make very long but I needed something that doesn't swamp me ...

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  12. It's awesome Rachel, and can't believe how quickly you made it!! Love your earrings too

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    1. Thank you, it's the desperation to sew and limited time with the easy pattern, winning combination.l of course there is no facing lol

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  13. Wow, how beautiful. I love the birds... and I'm jealous of how fast you sew! lol! :)

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous Rachel - I love that you drafted it yourself. Really flattering. May I ask where you picked up your twin needle from as I'm looking for one at the moment too

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    1. Thank you Joanne, I used the one in the machine, I know I should use jersey needles but worked well on my test fabric so I went for it.

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  15. It looks gorgeous on you! Of course! :)

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  16. So so pretty! I love how you did the sleeves! It looks so great.

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  17. Hi Rachel, beautiful dress - the fabric is very pretty. Love that you drafted it yourself - you can tell it was made for you, the fit is lovely :-) Bee

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  18. This is gorgeous, well done for drafting it yourself too. I bet you get lots of compliments when wearing it :)

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  19. Great dress. Love the fabric - can't believe it sewed up so quick! Amazing.

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  20. Beautiful! Lovely fit too!

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  21. So beautiful.. what a pretty fun fabric.. Happy sewing.

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  22. Its beautiful Rach. I'm gutted they sold out on that fabric when I went to look fot it.

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  23. A gorgeous dress, I'd love one of these myself.

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  24. I love this! What a great (re)use of other pattern elements to create something beautiful.

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  25. It looks fantastic!! I love the style paired with that print - totally stunning :)

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  26. what a beautiful dress - was this a stretch fabric?

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  27. what wonderful fabric! The dress is just beautiful, you have such a great figure girl!!

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  28. Oh, I love the print and it is so flattering on you. I may just have to check out this pattern for myself.

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  29. Lovely dress. and that fabric is so pretty, love the direction the birds go.

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  30. Love the fabric! looks breezy and fun to wear!

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  31. Beautiful fit and fabric!

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  32. this is gorgeous! Just saw it over Sew Country Chick. Just lovely!

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