DIY: Fine Feathered

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouDress: DIY from Colette Pattern “Myrtle” dress pattern

Belt: Closet Confessions Boutique

Shoes: Comfortview

I’ve done. So. Much. Sewing over the last few weeks since I’ve been off work. I finally finished all the mending and alteration projects that had been sitting in my to-do cupboard, and eventually decided to break my self-imposed Spotlight ban, and see what was on offer.

This lovely printed knit was an ideal fabric for (yet another) Myrtle dress. It has a lovely drape, and the elaborate feathered print is big and bold. This is the fourth Myrtle that I’ve sewn, and while the pattern’s looking a little the worse for wear (when will I actually learn to USE the pattern-saving interfacing trick?) the process for sewing the dress is becoming fairly streamlined, and I turned this one over in a matter of hours. Not having to insert a zipper helped.

 I thought maybe I’d have to wait until it was warmer until I could actually WEAR the thing, but despite the cowl-neck it works fine with a cropped cardigan worn unbuttoned on top.

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouDream of the Crop Cardigan: Modcloth

The elasticised waistband on the Myrtle Dress is blissfully comfortable to wear, but it does make the dress look quite casual, so I added my new patent leather bow belt for a bit of a more polished feel.

Frocks and Frou FrouBelt: Closet Confessions Boutique

And ear jackets, of course…

Frocks and Frou Frou These came from a cheapy no-name jewellery stall in Melbourne, but there’s plenty of similar ones to be found online – I like these, from Etsy.

7 thoughts on “DIY: Fine Feathered

  1. Love it! How do you finish your knits? Do you use a serger? I would love to start sewing with knits but I’m a bit intimidated by them. :/

  2. Such a great pattern, on the fabric as well as for the dress itself! I’m such a sucker for blue & white. Love this!

  3. Ever since seeing these type of earrings on your blog, I’m obsessed! I haven’t been able to buy any yet but I definitely am going to. I don’t know where I’ve been to only just learn of them!

  4. Love! The colour and the shape look beautiful on you. I wish I could sew!! I’ve tried time and again to sew from a pattern and just can’t master it! Any tips?? x

  5. I had to come back to comment, above I said I hadn’t bought the cool earrings “ear jackets” yet, but I did since that comment! Hurray! I got two pairs at a big accessories store nearby(Charming Charlie). 🙂 They were not easy to find but I looked at all of their racks til I found some!

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