Thursday, November 8, 2012

Make My Week #45 - The November Dress

So... I challenged myself to make a piece of clothing each month this year and this is the latest.

I made this from a 1950s reproduction Vogue Pattern that I had made once about 10 years ago.

This version looks so different but I guess that is the joy of how fabric can alter the entire look of a garment.

These photos were taken by the lovely Nin and feature the delightful Juliet. We were at the opening of The Make Cafe - a very exciting cafe which includes a fabric shop, classes and sewing machines you can hire by the hour in store.

I call it my road cone orange dress. Course it will mean I don't need to wear high vis when I bike the boys to school!

joining in with our creative spaces - click on the blue button down on the right.

37 comments:

Sophie Slim said...

This cut is great for your figure! Both dresses look fab on you!

How was make cafe??? Can't wait to go with everyone next week (hopefully there's takers for helping!?)

xxx

Leonie said...

Looks great Miriam - and yay for great cafe's and friends xx

Daisy Nguyen said...

The dress is AMAZING. LOVE the print! I can't believe you made it!

XOXO
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
http://psbananas.com

Em said...

Super clever! I love it!!
And what a challenge! xo

Tania said...

It's lovely! I do love a good 50's style dress and this looks incredible on you. I finished one a few weeks back and I'm hoping to make a few more this summer. I love the sound of that cafe.

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

I love the cut, and both versions of the dress. Great cafe idea too!

Amy @ onacraftyadventure said...

Looks stunning! I am this close to finishing my dress I'm making from your pattern, so excited!
Can't wait to head to the new cafe, looks amazing

Mickime said...

There is nothing to say but WOE! You look amazing and I wish I could sew like you!

Hootnz said...

Beautiful fit on you.... love the orange, and your comment about the bike riding!lol
And also Juliet looking beautiful in her blue dress....wish I could have been there. I guess if I make it down your way I will put Make Cafe on my list of places I must visit!

Jess B said...

Beautiful! I do love how you wear a nice full petticoat underneath - did you make that too?

jennie said...

They are both beautiful!!

DaenelT said...

I wish I lived near you so you could show me how you create the beautiful dresses. So lovely!

flowerpress said...

Love the orange and the wide straps :-)

Miriam said...

cafe is great and we do have takers for the helping! Yay :o)

Miriam said...

Thanks Lovely x

Miriam said...

Thanks Daisy - not actually hard to sew I promise

Miriam said...

Thanks I do love the fabric and the colour

Miriam said...

Yeah the cafe is an awesome concept and I hope to see some of your dresses soon.

Miriam said...

Thank you so much they both have a really different feel but I do like them both

Miriam said...

oh exciting you'll have to link it up with WW when you do :o)

Miriam said...

Thanks so much, that is really kind :O)

Miriam said...

oh yes we'd love to have you come and visit. Love to!

Miriam said...

Yup made the petticoat out of old scraps. It's not a perfect fit but I do use it a bit

Miriam said...

Thank you so much Jennie

Miriam said...

This pattern is just some straight lines and a zip - promise not tricky :o)

Miriam said...

Thanks I do prefer wide straps :o)

Tammy said...

That dress is gorgeous! I love a good dress. I have spotted The Make Cafe over the past couple of days when I have been coming and going from Uni, and wondered what it was about. Sounds like such a fab place!

Max said...

Fits so beautifully and suits you so well. So many benefits to making your own clothes. I went to the make cafe today, lovely little spot, am thinking of doing the childrens tunic dress making course and i see you are running a couple of courses, but no 'make a gorgeous dress with miriam' course?!! Perhaps in 2013?

Miriam said...

yeah it's run by a chch blogger and employs at least 2 other chch bloggers, definitely worth a visit!!

Miriam said...

ha ha!! Not quite sure I have the skills for teaching it but Nin now she has skills! :o) So nice to see you today

tartankiwi said...

That photo of the two of us cracking up makes me smile every time I see it and the first time that I saw it I'm pretty sure that I laughed out loud!
Love your dress and love that you have the confidence to pull it off with such style!

Jo said...

It's beautiful! I've been on the hunt for a couple of good dress patterns - hope mine turn out this good.

Elena said...

The dress is super adorable-I wish I have your skills!!!! You are very talented!
Kisses
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

Miriam said...

yeah it is such a great photo - totally makes me laugh too! :o)

Miriam said...

Thanks Jo. This pattern is very simple

Miriam said...

Thanks so much Elena - what a lovely thing to say :o)

stacie schaat said...

What a beautiful dress! It makes me want to make one just like it...