Floral Sophistication

Hi everyone,

As part of my very extended birthday celebrations, my Mum and my sister took my out on the Saturday. I didn’t know what I was doing but I was told to have a nice dress ready… Is there ever a better excuse to make something?!

I was certain I wouldn’t be able to make a new one in time because uni and work have been so busy but my Mum got us tickets to the Craft Show at Event City in Manchester and bought me 2 and a half metres of viscose loveliness to make a dress.

I decided to make New Look K6723 as I’ve made it before and felt quite glam in it. I chose view B with a short sleeve. The last time I made it, I didn’t bother lining it but I wanted it to feel special so I used a gold coloured lining from my newly acquired stash from my grandmother-in-law. (I’ll share more on that soon). I thought it would pick out the yellow in the fabric and I feel it does the trick.

I also managed to encase the raw edge of the sleeves in to the lining which feels so neat and lovely! This make also marked the day that I mastered the invisible zip. I can’t believe I’ve made so many garments without invisible zips before now! It looks brilliant, if I do say do myself! I do wish I knew how to incorporate the zip in to the lining but that’s a skill for another time!

I French seamed the rest of the dress, especially the waist-line so it felt luxurious. I used the remaining fabric to make a long tie for round me waist. A quick hem and all was complete!

I was so pleased I managed to squeeze this make in to my busy week because I felt really special in it. I was really happy with the fit and the fabric draped beautifully. After being bought a gorgeous new sworoski ring and a glass of champagne at Selfridges champagne bar (get me!) , my surprise was to have afternoon tea at Cloud 23 which is up high in the Hilton hotel in Manchester. You could really see far and wide and I felt very sophisticated!

We rounded up the day with a few G&Ts. I have been truly spoilt for my birthday and I have the most amazing family! Here’s to my 30s and many more dressed to come!

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  1. You look stunning!! I know Corrine has said the same but I need to say it again! I’ve been ‘away’ for a while, so not seen your new hair do, it really suits you, and you’re looking really trim! And your rocking your new frock! A belated happy birthday too, if we can’t be spoilt by our mums then who can we be spoilt by!! xx

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    1. Thanks so much. I had it cut a few weeks ago so thanks for noticing. I’ve also been going to slimming world with my hubby so thanks for noticing that too! Thanks a lot for the birthday wishes…dunno what I’m going to make dresses for now! xx

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  2. This dress really suits you so well and the fabric is right up my alley with the mustard shoes too (I adore mine and live in them!) welcome to mustard land 😂! What lovely treats and special family times. Greatvoutfit fir a great occasion 😊

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    1. Thank you. There’s a story behind those shoes! I had to get them on the day because my heels were too high! I think they go great though. ☺ I’m loving mustard, I was bought ac chunky mustard scarf for Christmas too. I had the best time, I was so spoilt!! xx

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