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.

12 comments:

  1. All your blossom-y backgrounds at the moment are AMAZING. I am so jealous!! Time to pop off to the northern hemisphere I think :)

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  2. Beautiful everything: hair, dress, pictures!
    Very cheery!

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  3. What a gorgeous... looking fab. My folkss in law live in Petworth, I love the place :)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful!! I need to sew me more stuff!!!

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  5. That dress is perfection personified!

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  6. The effects are nice, but I'd love to see a clear photo of the dress. It looks downright lovely!

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  7. There are more pics (including a close-up of the collar detail) on my post on Sew Weekly, but the photos didn't come out very crisp because of the overcast weather.

    xx Charlotte

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  8. A blogging celebrity? Where?! lol. Honestly my dear, I'm quite the normal gal and not a blogging celebrity at all! ;)

    A huge round of applause from me on your lovely creation; I am seriously envious! A good thing in the UK, because I'd be tempted to snatch it. hehe! Beautiful job--I just adore the color and details!

    ♥ Casey

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  9. Well you're a celebrity to *me* :)

    xx Charlotte

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