Saturday, April 11, 2015

Gingham and Cherry Blossoms









Today my mom and I headed out to poke around the "World Wide Antique & Vintage Show" at the Denver Merchandise Market downtown. More about the market tomorrow, for now let us admire the flowering trees before it snows again and all the blooms fall off! Until that fateful day (and this is Colorado folks, it will probably happen) we can admire the bright pinks and soft whites of the many blooming trees around town. We stopped by the local public gardens (along the nearby river) to see how spring was coming along and to take a few snaps of my new gingham dress!

I spent Wednesday making this dress. I had bought the fabric ages ago just off of Holloway road in London. Incidentally, many of you may know of the repro brand Vivien of Holloway which is also on Holloway road in London, and I lived just a few blocks up the road while I was studying abroad. I stopped in many times to admire the pretties, though I never had enough pennies to indulge. Anyway...there was also this little fabric shop I frequented to buy muslin for draping class and one day I bought a few yards of this lovely lightweight polyester gingham. It has a nice crisp weight to it and a slight sheen. I modified my basic dress pattern, adding the little kimono sleeves from my blouse pattern. I really like how the dress came out and I can't wait to wear it with different accessories!

I hope you all are having a lovely weekend!

Dress: Made by me
Shoes: Modcloth
Belt: Target
Hat: Made by me
Necklace and Earrings: Vintage (etsy)

8 comments:

  1. Oh Bianca, you're a vision of Spring in this dress and with the cherry blossom backdrop!! And that's amazing that you created the dress yourself. Learning to sew is on my list of skills to improve, I can do alterations (sort of) but I've only ever made one skirt and it wasn't great to be honest!!

    x

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    1. Thank you Porcelina! Sewing can be a frustrating task sometimes, I prefer designing and choosing the fabric over the actual sewing part, but it is so rewarding in the end!

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  2. Wonderful spring photos and that gingham dress is a smashing success--totally perfect fit and the style is adorable. I also couldn't help but notice the expertly matched bias checks down the front, wow that is perfection!

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    1. Thank you Jen! Thank you for noticing my pattern matching, I hate having to do pattern matching, and this dress took two tries! The first time was perfect, but then I noticed a flaw in the fabric on the right side bodice piece, so I had to cut out another perfect match and do it over again!

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  3. Sooooo, sooooo pretty!!! Seriously, this outfit is bursting with old school loveliness of the highest caliber. J'adore! :)

    ♥ Jessica

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  4. Fabulous dress, I love a bit of gingham. The backdrop of the blossoms is so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Kate! It snowed today so I imagine all the blossoms are gone now sadly :(

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