Thursday, July 21, 2016

Birthday Frock! A subconscious challenge!


Yes! At my age I'm still making birthday frocks! This one's birthday 2016..

        It was a design challenge in a way because I overheard some women at a restaurant a couple of weeks ago talking about celebrities and one statement of theirs stood out louder than the rest, "blondes can't pull of gray."
I was off to my sewing that evening and started my gray print frock I've been wanting to make for a while. What a good motivation for it. What do you think about gray? Should I not wear this again? I quite love it!

  I made all of it but the shoes of course! I didn't have my gloves I made to match on but I did have the hat I made even though it was quite breezy out. I love millinery and glove making as well. 

      It's a gray Rayon print and peach pique belt and hat. There's shirring at the collar and sleeves and a three piece skirt.

I'm not sure what I was trying to achieve with this photograph! Perhaps it's to show just how lovely the fabric feels and how much I like the fit! Here's the pattern..

I would certainly make it again! Aren't the details exquisite! 
     
      I've got two more hats and three more frocks on the go that I want to make before autumn. I'm trying to make the most of every free minute I have. Most of my time goes to my little boys but when the lights go out, my sewing room lights up!

      Stick around!
         

9 comments:

  1. I say wear whatever colors make you happy! I love the bodice detailing on this dress, and I'm keen to see close up photos of your hat as well 🙂

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    1. Thank you Evie! I guess I should've got close ups of the hat, I didn't really think about. I guess perhaps because I didn't think my hat was a big deal but you're not the only one who like and asked about the hat. Thanks again!

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  2. You wear grey well (and I'm not a fan of grey). Cute frock.

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    1. That's really kind of you! Thank you very much!

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  3. That's a very nice ensemble, and like the others who've posted I'd love to see close-ups of the details :)

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  4. Sorry, I'm being really rubbish at keeping up with everyone's blogs at the moment, so I'm just catching up with this. I love this dress and grey looks fab on you! I like that you've teamed it with peach. Bizarrely, I desperately wanted my bedroom in peach and grey in the 1980s! My favourite colour to team with grey now is bright red, it really makes the grey pop. Ooo, now I want to make a grey and red dress, damn you! xx

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    1. Thanks Cate! I'm not sure how this combination happened. I actually had a dark, dark gray to contrast with it and I was choosing a hat to go with my ensemble and then I saw my peach hat I made and knew I had made a belt to go along with the hat. I just loved, as you also say, it popped! One of the reasons I love 1930s fashion so much is all he amazing contrasting colors they used and how they used it. It got really strange but it also got really amazing. Thanks again for the nice compliment! And please don't hold it against me hehehehe red and gray sound simply amazing!

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  5. Looking positively divine, dear!
    (have I missed out your birthday?!)
    Your frock looks so posh; grey tone of your dress is perfect - because it gives you so many ways of accessorizing. You have done great, by adding gentle pink to your look. Your hair, your entire look - GREAT.
    Keep on sewing, dear!
    I love to see your work!

    Marija

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