We've been having some mightily good weather and my garden has gone bananas! Nasturtiums, snapdragons, daisies, jasmine and more to come! Hopefully we can have a night stretch of this weather before the reliable spring rain comes in a few weeks
I also have 3 new dresses to show you! Oh yes 3! Two of them were made a few months ago, but I saved them for this article feature on The Makes Society.
I much prefer to collaborate and share with fellow Aussie bloggers and peeps and bring them too the wider world, so any chance to support my fellow countryman I'll jump at the chance!
I've also been trying to power through my massive pile of books - So far I've read The BIBA experience (which is if course amazing) and I'm currently reading through "Sixties Fashion" which I'll give you a review of when I'm done.
So lets take a look now at this sugary sweet number shall we?
Chrissie is named after the lovely Chrissie Shrimpton. Sister of Jean Shrimpton, girlfriend of Mick Jagger and Steve Marriot, Chrissie's style tended to be child-like and sweet, much like this smock dress in Butterick 6959 from the 70's
Here is Chrissie with Steve in a similar floral dress and cute block heels
Butterick 6959 is actually a maternity dress, but I simply pulled the sides in a little to take out some of the fullness.
It still is quite full, but I kinda like that puffiness that comes with smock style dresses
The gathered bust line sits above the bust so that there is plenty of room for babies, or in my case, food babies and the back has a gathered line as well around the shoulder blades.
I cut the dress a lot shorter then normal, which means I probably won't wear it to work, but its perfectly fine for shopping or parties or staying at home!
The pockets were a new style for me - they have a gathered top, which sits under a bound cuff so the pocket puffs out a little
The sleeves feature a puffed shoulder and a bishop style buttoned cuff. I seem to have a few projects on the list with this sort of cuff so hopefully I'm a pro a cuffs and plackets by the end of the year!
|I screwed up the facing there at the back... but don't tell anyone!|
Quite a cutie of a dress! The fabric is another of those awesome florals that I bought from Lincraft. I have a green one left and then that's it! I'll have to find a new cheap reliable source of floral cotton - any suggestions?
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! And that the rest of this week is kind to you
Thanks for visiting my dears!