Tuesday, 20 April 2010

All the small things......

Well hello! Remember me?

Sorry been a bad bad blogger of late, I have zero time to fit in blogging as the kids have been of school for 2 weeks holidays. But they are back to school now so Im back hurrah!

Not much to post really as didnt wear anything very interesting over the hols. I did however do a small (think tiny) project Ive been meaning to do on this dress

I bought for pennies on ebay. It was listed as a 14 but when I got it its more like a 18-20 and was massive on me- it literally fell off my shoulders when I put it on! Its such a nice dress and great for the Spring/ Summer that I knew I needed to do a small amount of adjusting on it.

So out came my pin tin (inherieted from my Great Auntie- still use her button box and tin sewing box too)and some glittery fabric flowers (bought from ebay) in a bright blue to contrast against the grey of the dress.

The dress has an attached cotton lining so a LOT of pins were needed to hem both fabrics

It doesnt show too well on this pic but I basically folded the fabric on the neckline and sewed under, then to cover any stich marks ( yes thats red thread I realised when I started I only had red or orange in my sewing box! Need to stock up!) I covered with the fabric flowers

I was off out with my friends on Saturday night and since the weather was so nice it was the perfect dress to wear

Ok I know its nothing spectacular but Im pretty pleased with the result given I havent done anything like this in a long time! I have a couple of other pieces of clothing that need adjusting/ customising soon so hopefully I will get time to do them- think Ive found a new hobby!

Ok so I will endevoour to blog some more tomorrow!

Have a good day everyone :)


  1. That looks brilliant! I don't think it's any small effort at all, you have taken something that you couldn't possibly wear and made it into something you could! Brill! x

  2. Oh that looks great! All that hand hemming as well, it must have taken ages.

  3. Yay, I love altering things to make them more "me" ! very impressed :)

  4. Well done! I am thinking about taking in some of my dresses as everything is too big at the moment. You have inspired me to have a go.
    Vicki xx

  5. Wow, well done!
    Wish I had the patience/ability/time/motivation to do things like that!


  6. Brilliant work. Looks fabulous. You've given me the nudge to alter the skirt I've had sitting by the sewing machine for weeks!! x

  7. Oh that looks gorgeous! Making things your own is the best thing ever, I hardly ever leave anything as it is =) x

  8. wow you did such a great job on the dress! gorgeous x

  9. Great job, you look stunning!

  10. That dress looks great! Wish I could be good with my hands, everything I've tried to make/customise has been a disaster! xx

  11. You look great! Your DIY job on the dress looks brilliant too. I need to do something like this actually. xxx

  12. I love that dress, it looks lovely on you too!

    Please check out my blog, it's only in its early days but I'm doing a little vintage giveaway, if you’re interested it's http://my-favourite-fashion.blogspot.com/

    Vikki xx