A Cup of Tea?

Dear Laura, 

You might remember sometime ago I was making a tea cup dress (you can see the beginnings here) well things didn't go as well as I had hoped. I was a litte over ambitious I think. I really wanted it to be a fifties dress with a big flowing skirt. I also didn't want straps. I wanted the dress to go up to my neck. I have to admit I really struggled with this dress. I unpicked it a million times and wrestled and wrestled and wrestled with it. I did manage to finish it for the wedding but it wasn't my perfect vision. I also only really have one picture of me wearing it, we tried to do a photo shoot but I insisted on pulling ridiculous faces in most of the pictures so they have been vetoed! Well here it is:

It was a little chilly on the day so a cardigan (well actually two cardigans) is hiding the top. I love the pink netting, I really enjoyed wearing it at the wedding but my confidence has been severely knocked. It was incredibly hard to get the dress to this stage and I am thinking of taking some pattern making classes, I have always wanted to but never got around to it. Well I think it is time, if I want to make what I think in my head then I think it is time to find out some more about how to fit cloth to the human body and stop just trying to sculpt it.

On a much more positive note, the wedding was lots and lots and lots of fun and it was so lovely to see everyone again. I also discovered that Yorkshire is unbelievably beautiful! Congratulations again K and T, thanks for a fab weekend.

Lots of love



  1. The fabric is just so cute!
    Darts - I wonder if that is what is missing? I have wanted to do a pattern drafting course for years too..... one day. In the meantime, I am devouring books and other peoples patterns in the hopes of learning something :)

  2. Gorgeous fabric! I keep trying to make clothes for myself - I can make them for my children with no problems but somehow they never quite fit me ...

  3. I love it - what a great print! :) x

  4. I saw you wearing it and it was pretty cute so well done!

  5. gorgeous! getting the fit right is frustrating me on a shirt I am trying to make, how can it be So Hard...........

  6. What a beauty! Sewing clothes is so hard, you've absolutely got the knack. X

  7. I LOVE it! Awesome fabric, love it love it love it XD Thanks for the smile induction.


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