Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Spring Blossom Dress
When Mena of the Sew Weekly contacted me a few weeks ago inviting me to contribute to a collaborative project, I was excited and immensely flattered. I was even more excited - and somewhat intimidated - when I realised I was going to feature alongside blogging celebrities, including Casey and Gertie, who inspired me to take up sewing in the first place.
For the project, Mena sent each of us four yards of vintage lace to use in a sewing project of our own. I chose a 1940s swing dress pattern and made it up in a vintage dusky pink rayon that I've been hoarding for months.
The pictures were taken in the Sussex town of Petworth - I named the dress in honour of the cherry trees in the churchyard, which were in full, pretty pink bloom. Be sure to head over to the Sew Weekly for my full post and more photos!
Pictures by Matin. Vintage photo effects by Lo-Fi photo app.