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!
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!?)
Looks great Miriam - and yay for great cafe's and friends xx
The dress is AMAZING. LOVE the print! I can't believe you made it!
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
Super clever! I love it!!
And what a challenge! xo
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.
I love the cut, and both versions of the dress. Great cafe idea too!
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
There is nothing to say but WOE! You look amazing and I wish I could sew like you!
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!
Beautiful! I do love how you wear a nice full petticoat underneath - did you make that too?
They are both beautiful!!
I wish I lived near you so you could show me how you create the beautiful dresses. So lovely!
Love the orange and the wide straps :-)
cafe is great and we do have takers for the helping! Yay :o)
Thanks Lovely x
Thanks Daisy - not actually hard to sew I promise
Thanks I do love the fabric and the colour
Yeah the cafe is an awesome concept and I hope to see some of your dresses soon.
Thank you so much they both have a really different feel but I do like them both
oh exciting you'll have to link it up with WW when you do :o)
Thanks so much, that is really kind :O)
oh yes we'd love to have you come and visit. Love to!
Yup made the petticoat out of old scraps. It's not a perfect fit but I do use it a bit
Thank you so much Jennie
This pattern is just some straight lines and a zip - promise not tricky :o)
Thanks I do prefer wide straps :o)
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!
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?
yeah it's run by a chch blogger and employs at least 2 other chch bloggers, definitely worth a visit!!
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
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!
It's beautiful! I've been on the hunt for a couple of good dress patterns - hope mine turn out this good.
The dress is super adorable-I wish I have your skills!!!! You are very talented!
yeah it is such a great photo - totally makes me laugh too! :o)
Thanks Jo. This pattern is very simple
Thanks so much Elena - what a lovely thing to say :o)
What a beautiful dress! It makes me want to make one just like it...
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