Handmade Wardrobe
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Some birds are not meant to be caged…

…they are meant to be on dresses!

When I was in the third grade I did a project about hummingbirds and ever since I’ve loved these tiny little birds who flap at super speed! When I saw the Rae skirt kit by Sewaholic I knew I needed that fabric. Even though the skirt pattern was nearly identical to one I already have, I was ordering it, nothing was going to stand between me and those hummingbirds, morning glories and assorted fabulous leaves and berries.

Alas, like so often happens, by the time I went to order the kit it was sold out. When Caroline from Sewaholic announced she had opened an online fabric store I took a look and there it was (it’s no longer available but she has other great cottons available)! I ordered 3 meters because I really wanted it for a dress but didn’t have a pattern in mind.

photo (61)Now, I give you the dress I made for my best friends bridal shower. This is the By Hand London Elisalex bodice with a self drafted gathered skirt. Since its fall in New England I was going to make sleeves for this dress but of my four Elisalex bodices the two without sleeves get the most wear so I decided to stick with it. Since there are so many different colors in the fabric I can easily wear just about any of my cardigans so who needs sleeves anyway?

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I finished the armholes and neck with green bias binding, I also finished all of the seams with it and used it for the hem. I used a darker green invisible zipper and it is perfect! I think I’m finally getting the hang of its insertion. Its completely invisible, matches at the waist and goes up and down with
absolutely zero resistance.

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The site of the shower was a historic restaurant in Lowell, right near the old fabric mills (which I recently visited, post coming soon), with beautiful natural light light and hardwood floors. I’m not usually one for taking selfies but I loved the floors and the light so much that I had to take one!

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Seriously, the light and the floors were so fab! The gapping neckline is an allusion from the way I was holding the camera, this dress fits perfectly.

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