Pretty Perpendicular
Outfits

Pretty Perpendicular

What can I say about…

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Girl in gingham
Outfits

Girl in gingham

I love me some gingham.…

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Fitted sweetheart dress
Outfits

Fitted sweetheart dress

Recently, somebody had the nerve…

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Stripes and sunflowers
Outfits

Stripes and sunflowers

Damn, it’s a great…

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It’s a Christmas miracle
Outfits

It’s a Christmas miracle

Time after time, I learn…

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You spin me right round…
Projects

You spin me right round…

Surprisingly, this dress has been…

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What can I say about this dress? It was another one of those “easy win” type projects that sort of spiralled out of control at the finishing line. Ever true to my blog’s name, I copied the concept from a true vintage dress sold by Dear Golden way back in the day: I was going to do ricrac, I honestly was, but this dress happened to have cream stripes and I only happened to have bright white ricrac. Ostensibly, it’s a cardinal sin to mismatch your trim even a little bit to your fabric, so I couldn’t go down that path, and tea dying polyester is a risk at the best of times. I will eventually redo this dress (I mean, I have the pattern for it now) though perhaps not in upholstery fabric. I had some cream piping laying around, so off I went! I even deconstructed the piping…