Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Creative Space - Another Frock



It seems I'm obsessed with making frocks at the moment. This is the Swiss Cotton jacquard dress I started a couple of weeks ago now. I french-seamed the entire dress which was a fabulous learning experience... only problem is I didn't allow for the extra fabric this entails and it's now quite a bit too small for me to wear ;) If none of my friends want it I think I'll have a giveaway... stay tuned! There are many more creative spaces to be found at Kirsty's - visit Kootoyoo to see more or to play along yourself :)

24 comments:

Kirsty said...

It's gorgeous Kylie! You've done a superb job. Such a shame about the sizing but yes...a great learning experience.

LeelaBijou said...

How lovely! Really pretty :)

Cheryl said...

Another fantastic creation the dress is just gorgeous Kylie you are so lucky to be able to sew your own clothes x

Jennie said...

ohh i love the neckline of this one!x

Angie said...

It looks gorgrous, what a shame about the sizing.

I just cut out a skirt & then realised I hadn't added the seam allowances (curse those vintage burda patterns!)

gretchenmist said...

so pretty! love the sleeves and shape.
what a pity about it being too small after all your work.
xx

Little Ted Canvas said...

continue obsessing, your creations are gorgeous!

Tania said...

AAAARRRGGGHH! NOOOOOOOOOO! Any chance shrink wrap would help? Anything for a perfect dress, right?

june at noon said...

Love the ruffle at the bottom. It's gorgeous!

Kristen said...

What a darn shame - it's such a lovely dress and looks fab for humid Brissie weather. Well done on the wonderful discipline of French seams though - I'm impressed!

teddybearswednesday said...

OH Kylie, it's stunning. What a shame, I wish there was some special enlarging technique I knew. xo

Blueberry Park said...

Kylie, that is stunning, you clever lady. Just beautiful x

Ooty said...

This dress is perfect!!!!!

Cotton Kiwi said...

Oh no all that effort and it doesn't fit! It is rather beautiful! Is there no way you can let it out a little?

Crafting in the beach hut said...

What a pretty summer dress (just popped across from Kirsty's 'creative space' and I'm loving your blog). I'm a total virgin when it comes to sewing clothes so although yours may be a bit snug it's still super dooper. Love it, Lucy xox PS I'm just reworking my own and am inspired by your header - very funky.

Chicken Willow said...

such a pretty dress, well done. Someone's going to be very lucky to get it.

Sherrin said...

It's a shame it doesn't fit you. It's a gorgeous dress.

dosfishes said...

Frocks are gorgeous, I am enjoying your blog very much.

Kylie said...

Oh dear - it looks lovely all the same - well done on tackling the french seams. Would you wear it with a pair of tights?

blue moss said...

very pretty...and very impressive to have french seams!

Kate said...

Oh NO! It is gorgeous. An amazing learning experience but such a shame not to enjoy it. Why not hold on to it for one of your girls.

Ingrid Mida said...

Kylie, it is so pretty! What a shame that it won't fit you. I love it! Makes me want to get out my sewing machine!!!

Fine Little Day said...

You have such skills Kylie! Lovely.

jokemijn said...

aw, so bad it doesn't fit anymore. Think someone will be quite happy with this amazing present. The fabric is beautiful!