Thursday, December 13, 2012

Make My week #50 - In My Birthday Suit

I'm counting this as my December dress even though technically I made it before December.

This is what I wore to my birthday. I invited some of the gorgeous women in my life over. What better way to celebrate a birthday than to celebrate the women that make my life such a pleasure. I made high tea, of sorts, and we all sat and word bombed each other.

I made this pattern from a vintage pattern - one from the early sixties and there are no pattern markings on the tissue. So you need to read the instructions to know these 3 holes mean on the fold or this marking means grainline etc. The original didn't have the puffy over skirt but I felt the fabric called for it.

I made the under garment in calico and the over part is a net curtain I picked up at a church fair for $3. I love the wee raised daisies and the subtle lemony colour. 2 people stopped me in the supermarket to comment on it so I consider that a success!!

I wore it with my self-made necklace, self-made earrings, thrifted beads and shoes from Melbourne. One of the mums from schools aid to me 'you look very dressed up' and I aid yeah but I bet my whole outfit is much cheaper than yours. Dress - pattern free, calico $15, net $3. Shoes $20. Necklace about $20 because I did it in a class, earrings - free, beads - 50c Total Outfit= $58.50 (I'm thriftier than Gok!)

Did you enter my giveaway? I keep adding wee things to it. :o)

So this year I challenged myself to make a new piece of clothing each month - here is a breakdown of the clothes I have made this year.

There were a couple of months I seemed to forget but other months I did a few extra so currently it stands at 16 makes and I do have at least 2 more I hope to make in the next 2 weeks!!

I'd love to know your favourite.
I've so enjoyed making something a piece of clothing each month - it's got me thinking about challenges for next year! (and how much I pose with my hands on my hips!!)
Joining in with our creative spaces.

24 comments:

Tiffany Opp said...

What a gorgeous dress! I love it! Cute shoes too!
Tiffany
www.fabulessinheels.com

Jersey Blogess said...

very pretty dress - boy I wish I could make anything.

Kelly McLuckie said...

Well done - and what imagination to see what's possible with a net curtain. You have made some amazing stuff Miriam and obviously do well with picking the right shapes for your body.

My favourite is the dress with the red boots - is that a pohutakawa fabric?

Judith said...

Another beautiful dress to add to your 2012 collection! Can't believe it is made from curtain fabric - just stunning with those shoes.

Sophie Slim said...

This may very well be my favourite dress of yours!! Its beautiful! And I LOVE the overlay of the floaty fabric, looks so lovely. Very feminine!

Lookin' fab m'Lady

x

Ginx Craft said...

I have asked my husband which he likes best, and he says the fifties look - so the red dress on the top row, the turquoise check, and your latest. But my favourite is the pink roses.

Leonie said...

Very very nice - i am struggling to pick a favourite though! Well done you on all your makes!

Max said...

how could i not read this post with a title like that! that dress is divine-i love the colour and the floaty skirt, i bet you'll wear it out this summer-it screams picnics by the avon! you have made some amazing clothes; hard to pick a fave-either this dress or the turquoise one x

Miriam said...

Thanks so much Tiffany

Miriam said...

I enjoy the process and that makes it worthwhile for me

Jess B said...

Wow, well done you! My favourites are this months - just beautiful! - and the one with the big pink flowers with different fabric for part of the bodice. I would absolutely wear both of them!

Miriam said...

I do love that wee dress it's more William Morris than pohutakawa but it certainly has a similarity to it.

Maxabella said...

This is so, so, so pretty, Miriam. I think it's my favourite. You've done a fantastic job with your challenge. Look at all your fab new dresses! x

Miriam said...

Thanks so much Judith - the shoes do give it a lift

Miriam said...

Thanks lovely! I do love the fabric rather a lot

Miriam said...

Thanks I love hearing about which ones appeal to whom - I must ask my hubby what he thinks

Miriam said...

thanks xx

Tammy said...

I love that dress! The colour is great, I can see why you got stopped in the supermarket, it's gorgeous.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

That dress is lovely! It looks almost exactly like one that my mother wore.

Bisous
Suzanne

Anonymous said...

I think the red dress in the top row is absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Miriam said...

Thanks Max there is something very picnic by the avon about this dress I agree :o)

Miriam said...

Thanks Jess - it is so nice looking over them all!

Miriam said...

Thanks so much - I am pretty stoked with them all

Miriam said...

Thanks so much Tammy :o)