Leaves and Barkcloth

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks And Frou Frou Frocks And Frou Frou Frocks And Frou FrouDress: Sohomode

Shoes: Edward Meller

I love autumn – it’s definitely my favourite season of the year. I love the bite of cold air after a hot and sticky summer, I love watching the leaves turn, and I love autumn clothes.

This is my brand-new dress from Sohomode, and the colours are so totally perfect for this time of the year. Burnt oranges, chocolatey browns, my favourite mustard and russety red.

It goes with pretty much every cardigan in my wardrobe, but today we had a last gasp of summer, allowing me to wear it sleeveless, and show off the beautiful piping around the shoulders and neckline.

Frocks And Frou FrouIt’s made from a vintage barkcloth – a fabric with a little bit of texture and weight, and the fabric’s a  really unusual cross between a floral and a paisley.

Knowing my penchant for skinny belts Louise made the belt slightly thinner than usual with the same ribbon piping.

Frocks and Frou FrouAnd of course there’s the wonderful, wonderful pockets, and the deep-v feature back.

Frocks And Frou FrouThis is my, umn, umpteenth Sohomode dress, and they’re always a favourite in my wardrobe. They’re beautifully made, and endlessly flattering.

Louise’s shop has been offline for a while, so it’s wonderful to see her making dresses again, and here’s the super exciting thing: She’s offering 20% off until the 31st of March, with the code CELEBRATESPRING. It’s not an offer that’s likely to be repeated, so if you’re tempted at all you should snap one up right now to avoid missing out!

Black Cats

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouMoneta Dress: DIY from Colette Patterns

Cardigan: Boden

Shoes: Seychelles

It was a long weekend in Melbourne this past weekend. My poor boyfriend had to work two out of the three days, but I just received my most recent Spoonflower order so I bunkered down for a weekend of sewing.

Spoonflower recently had a sale on their ‘modern jersey’, the same cottony knit that I made my frockatoo dress out of. It wears and washes well, so I thought I’d buy some more yards and tun out another Moneta dress using my old pattern.

I quite fancied the idea of another Crazy Cat Lady dress, so snapped up this graphic cat face printed fabric, designed by Charlotte Winter. I thought the bold black and white print would carry me well into the cooler months when I could wear it with black tights and any number of bright coloured cardigans. It does look particularly nice with yellow though!

Frocks and Frou FrouI included the deep pockets, even though they add  bit of volume on the hips. Sometimes I choose to skip them – especially if I’m using a heavy fabric like a ponte – but they’re so useful that I put them in when I can, and the modern jersey is soft and drapey enough that pockets don’t change the silhouette too dramatically.

Frocks and Frou Frou As with a lot of my Moneta dresses I’ve found the waistband is just a bit too loose (there’s something about the way the skirt is gathered and then attached to the bodice that seems to stretch the fabric out a little) so a belt is definitely an essential:

Frocks and Frou FrouI’m pretty delighted with the result, and I’m looking forward to putting it into regular rotation in my wardrobe!