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Shoes: Wittner

Happy New Year folks! I hope you’ve all had the chance to take some time off to rest and recuperate, and to catch up with friends and family.

A lot happened in 2015 – some of it wonderful, some of it less so – but reflecting back it was a year of positive change for all aspects of my life: work, love, family and home. I’m excited to see what 2016 will bring.

I quite like New Year’s – I know it’s really just another day in the calendar, but it feels like a chance to shake the dust of the past year off and start the new one with fresh hopes and dreams. Or maybe it’s just that I really like fireworks.

Frocks and Frou FrouI thought this was a perfect New Year’s dress, because of the divine fireworks print. I found the fabric – which is a lovely textured Japanese cotton – on Etsy, and bought several yards without any particular sewing project in mind.

In the end I took my dusty old Colette Macaron pattern (last seen in 2012!) and tweaked it a bit. I kept the contrast shoulders, but straightened the sweetheart bodice, and I totally subbed out the tulip skirt for my own rip-off pattern of Modcloth’s Breathtaking Tiger Lillies skirt. Plus pockets.

So here’s to fireworks and frocks, to friends and family, to 2016, and here’s to you.

Frocks and Frou FrouHave a great new year.

18 thoughts on “Fireworks

  1. Happy New Year to you dear Lilli! Thanks for the endless inspiration. Here’s to more fireworks and frock in all our futures!

  2. That’s lovely! I love the way you have straightened the sweetheart neckline and the firework print fabric is great. A very Happy 2016 to you! 🙂

  3. Happy New Year to you, too, Lilli 🙂
    The frock is beautiful and the fabric is gorgeous. Good thinking about changing the sweetheart neckline, love the dress !!!

  4. I have followed your blog for some time…this dress is my favorite!! You look so pretty, and I love the length and style of your hair! I am 67, yet I ‘steal’ ideas from you and they look great!

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