Show your (craft)work

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I LOVE Elvis’s dress! You’re very clever, Wenders.
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Thanks! I really like the style of the dress (as does she), though I don't do the collar as that would make it a bit *too* vintage for me. (The sleeves are not as wonky as they look in the photo).

The trouble with it being a vintage pattern is it only came in the one size so she'll grow out of it soon. I think I've made it enough times now though to easily adapt the sleeves of a more modern pattern, with a bit of help from the internet/my books.

I finished a Christmas present last night that I can't share on TMT but I proper love it. Elvis has already tried claiming it, which means I might try to make her one if I have time, though probably after Christmas now!
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What a lovely dress! I've just dug out a very vintage dress my mum made out of Laura Ashley fabric, it's pale pink with flowers and has a collar and piping :lol:. I wore it to one of my cousin's christenings, I think. I wanted to check if M would fit it for A's christening but it's a bit big. We have other dresses, but I think M may insist on her tractor one!
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I love seeing your makes, Wendy. That vintage dress is so classic, I'm sure you'll find a more modern pattern that will fit the bill.

For someone whose business is all about sewing - mainly other people's - I do remarkably little dressmaking myself, these days. I did make a 50s-inspired number for a wedding, the other day (seen here on my Cambridge hairdressing thread), and my colleague persuaded me to make something for a friend's birthday dinner, tomorrow. It's a copy of a Simplicity pattern (8640) that I've made up before in linen. As is usual, I picked a fabric that isn't a best-seller. It comes in three colourways. I picked the red version, but was talked out of it. The linen dress is one of my favourites, but I'm not sure about the pattern or the colour of the new one. It's all a bit loud! :lol:

Here's the first linen version:
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And here's the one I made yesterday:
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I love the linen version, but I think both look great. The way the stripes work on the body is really attractive. It is more bold but I wouldn't think you'd get any funny looks wearing it!
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I like the first one too, and how the stripes hang on the second.
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I love your stripy dress OTH! Can we see it on?
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Tabitha wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:07 am I love your stripy dress OTH! Can we see it on?
It looks better on. I'm wearing it today. Here are both versons. (I look like a complete loon. R told me to "smile". :lol: )
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I love how the stripey one looks on! You look like you're enjoying wearing it, too! :))
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The stripy one on is really nice, they both are. You look lovely.
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I absolutely love the stripy one!
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I love these!!
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They both look great. I would probably wear the plain one to death, but the striped one looks good too, and as others have said, the way the stripes match up makes it look very stylish.
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Thanks for indulging me. You look ace in both but that striped one really is the bees knees.
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They both look fab, but the stripy one just edges it!
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Thank you all. After all my doubts, I really enjoyed wearing the stripy dress yesterday. :))
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I managed to get a top out of the fabric I bought for a dress that Elvis then claimed.

I’ve also made them both some jogging bottoms, which isn’t interesting. Sproglette loves having stuff that’s slim and long though. Elvis just got bonus joggers, she’s such an average size that I never need to make adjustments!

We have some button coasters/paperweights currently setting. The resin has bubbled a bit though.

ETA - photo finally added!
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Wendy nd OTH those dresses are absolutely lovely
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