Thursday, April 8, 2010

24/7 Fashion

It's funny when you make a dress that can take you from one day to the next and still not look out of place.

Yes, it's the frock/nightie

That's why I had to find a "trim" to put around the neck to make it look more daywear than nightwear. I just need to sew it on this afternoon to finish it off.


It's the same dress pattern as the silvery linen one I showed you yesterday. It's Vogue 8655 which I think is still only available to purchase via the McCall website. We're a season or two behind here you see. Well worth a visit though, especially when they have a sale on and you can pick up a Vogue for a couple of dollars.

Anyway, the fabric was from my very own stash in the cupboard. I don't know how long it's been sitting in there waiting to be used but I'm glad I was able to find it.

The trim is from "Jimmy Buttons" in George Street Fitzroy. It's a fabulous treasure trove where you'll find all the buttons and trims you could ever imagine...

More on Jimmy Buttons another time though. It's such a great place with very helpful owners/staff, that it really deserves it's own special post. I'll have to ask them if they'll let me take a few photos to show you just how wonderful it is...oh and did I mention it's also pretty darn CHEAP? Be still my heart

5 comments:

  1. Hi Lesley...I'm in Melbourne (still) and my daughter loves the sound of Jimmy Buttons....more on this please. By the way the dress looks great !

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  2. Thanks Alison...it's also extremely comfy!

    White Dove, Jimmy Buttons is a revelation! Sounds OTT I know, but it truly is worth a visit. It's just around the corner from Johnson St.

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  3. Lesley I love this version of the pattern, the fabric is gorgeous and that trim is divine!! You are so clever, I can't sew anything that isn't a straight line! Beautiful job on this top!! ~ Tina xx

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  4. Looks great love the daisy chain, I must dust of some patterns I bought and have a go.

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