Sunday, 17 June 2012


Dress - Handmade by me
Shoes - Office (sale)

So the last month kind of swept past. A few things have happened since my last post such as -
- A mini heat wave and wearing sundresses and sandals
-Visiting this National Trust house and not taking photos
- The diamond jubilee and attendant festivities such as wearing role family masks and going to Battersea park in the rain to watch the flotilla
- Watching moonrise kingdom (amazing as expected)
- Barbeques and birthday fun times
- Several new vintage and other wardrobe additions - like these tennis shoes for running around in this summer - if we ever actually get one.
- Designing Women, a totally brilliant exhibition. I went yesterday which was the final day, swept up an hour and half before it closed but it was so worth it. I love that whole design style/era and  really enjoyed seeing these beautiful textiles up close. I was left totally inspired.
- Sewing the above dress. It took me about a month but I really wanted to try and finish it properly and not be fast and careless. I even hand stitched the hem. The fabric is vintage and a gift from my Grandmother and I intend to wear it next time I visit her. the pattern is actually an abstract strawberry print and not too far away from the style of some of the Designing Women artists.
That's about it. I am really hoping for some warmer weather as my abundant collection of sundresses needs to put into action. How is everyone else coping with the unseasonal weather?


  1. such a pretty dress! well stitched :)

  2. I really love the print on your dress and I'm very impressed that you made it yourself! What a talent. PS I saw Moonrise Kingdom too and loved it!

  3. I can't believe that dress is handmade by you, definitely thought it was vintage! So amazing! I also love it with the simple white tennis shoes. It sounds like you had a good month!I have to check out your Etsy shop after this!
    I am actually doing my very first giveaway to my vintage etsy shop for a $40 gift card! If you would like to enter, just stop by here:

    Hope you are having a beautiful day :)
    xo Hannah

  4. I can't believe you made that! I love the simple and flattering shape, and it looks impeccably sewn. The tennis shoes are such a perfect summery accessory too.