Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hello hello!

Oh my goodness, its been quite a while since my last post. I'm sorry! To both you if you read this blog and to me, as I really do enjoy this space. I hope to find more time and energy to blog here. I'm pretty excited about this post, and think for my first for 2015, its a wonderful way to start both the blogging and the year! We have just got back from our holiday in Rosebud(a post and pics to come) and I was delighted to see a package waiting for me. I knew who from, I've been expecting it. Zara and myself decided to do a dress swap with each other and it was her dress for me!!! How fabulous and exciting. We decided to basically, make each other a dress, and send it to one another. Lovely hey! Her dress for me is so pretty, and lovely Zara used a pattern which I think is just so clever. The style is perfect for summer both loose and belted up! It really is the perfect dress for me, and the fabric is wonderful. I knew it would be. She has a very good eye for vintage prettiness.


Love the vintage button!

Yay, giant pockets!



The card Zara sent me, a photo she took of her amazing vintage sheet stash!

Belted up..

Loose, perfect for hot days we are having!

I was pretty excited to make Zara's dress because I knew just how much she would love and appreciate the vintage sheet I chose! I'm pretty happy and proud!


Her little bundle of goodies in the mail!

So ive started the new year making, giving and wearing a one of a kind, handmade dress. I don't really think it can get much better than that. Its got me all excited and inspired to perhaps host a dress swap here on my blog! The joy of making and receiving something so personal, totally for the person is wonderful! Let me know if you think it would be something you would like to take part in! I will probably go ahead with it anyway haha, Zara and I already planning another swap together anyway, but the more ladies making, giving and wearing handmade, the better!

Happy new year to you all, and I hope yours can be a handmade one someway or the other!

Taz xx

12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea! I love that dress on you...worn either way it's so pretty! I'd be keen to join a dress swap but I'm still a bit of a novice when it comes to dressmaking. Xx

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    1. ooh yay! i will keep you updated! ive seen your sewing...its perfect for a dress swap! x

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  2. Oh you look lovely Taz.
    I'm eagerly awaiting the postie to drop off my new dress. I can't wait. x

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    1. hope you love it! thanks again for swapping with me!

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  3. Hi Taz,
    Zara's frock to you is absolutely gorgeous! Those pockets! I prefer it without the belt - I like a bit of volume so I love the smocky, tunic shape. I have just finished sewing a h-u-g-e Japanese inspired dress (by huge I mean the amount of fabric involved - this thing puts the 'V' into voluminous!) and I was thrilled with the way it turned out. I tried to sew it meaningfully - to get each stitch as perfect as I could, and I almost succeeded ;)
    Your frock to Zara is equally gorgeous. Love the dark brown trim and I can picture her wearing it.
    I am planning to push myself sewing-wise this year, so if you get a swap up and running count me in.
    Oh, and Happy 2015 x

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    1. Happy new year to you too Kylie! Id love to see this dress youve made. Is it on your blog? And id love for you to join the swap. I will keep you updated on details! x

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  4. Fabulous dresses that you made and received!! You won't believe this, but I just saw the childs version of the dress you received - as per the pattern you showed - on another blog yesterday made by Jo at Three Stories High! What are the chances hey! How wonderful to do such a swap, you are both great seamstresses! xx

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    1. Oh wow, I must go and check out the dress and mention I have one too! Are you a sewer, your welcome to do a swap! x

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  5. Helloooooooo found your fab blog via Kylie's lucy violet vintage blog....loving your dress swap so nice to find a fellow vintage sewer...
    bestest Daisy j xx

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  6. Oh I love this dress so much! And goes perfectly with your yellow salties. I'm sure Zara will love your dress. Beautiful also. What a lovely idea.

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  7. Love this idea of swapping dresses!

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