Wednesday, 31 July 2013

wearing: vintage sheet dress












my newly constructed vintage sheet dress, complete with doily pocket (the best dresses always have a pocket or two, i think).
perfect for layering too. come spring I will be pairing this dress with a light cardigan and grey tights.
this shift style of dress is a new favourite of mine.. both easy to sew with only 4 pattern pieces, and easy to wear. all up this dress cost under $5 for the pattern and materials.

wearing:
dress: made by me from a polycotton floral sheet
coat: Myer (last years winter purchase, and has come in very handy in these cool climates)
tights: cotton on
boots: the softest leather, Elsie from The Horse. (i have these oxfords on my wish list too)
brooch: made by the lovely Melinda of Moose and Bird (shop and blog)
earrings: buttons from the collection
bracelet: Koolaman Designs (21st birthday gift)

x

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!....and your right the pocket is a must. Al x

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  2. I LOVE it Zara! So much so I want one! It's the perfect shape. And the sleeves - perfect for hiding tuck-shop arms for those of us of a certain age! Seriously you should sell these. I'll be your first customer. Not kidding. Plus you are a gorgeous model. Great pics of barbed wire too.

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  3. Love it! The cut is so flattering and the colours really pop against the black. Love your boots too! xo

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  4. I loooove it Zara! Such pretty fabric and the doily pocket is s genious idea! The shift style really suits you! Definatly make more! xx

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  5. That dress is absolutely gorgeous, and so are you! Any chance I can copy your pattern? I've got a vintage green sheet just crying out to be repurposed!!

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  6. Looking good Zara, you are clever! The Koolaman girls are clever aren't they? Have you seen the tiny, silver baby spoons they are doing for baby/christening gifts? They are simple perfection x

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  7. Clever girl, that is really lovely
    Xx

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  8. Look at you lovely lady! Your rocking your vintage dress and those divine boots! Thank you also for linking to my shop and blog. You're the sweetest x

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  9. Love it!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  10. I love it. You did a beautiful job and it looks great on you.

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  11. It's fabulous and the pocket is perfect! :) x

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  12. Love! The design and fabric are perfect. I can't go past a doily pocket either. Beautiful xx

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  13. Glad you decided to show off your lovely make. Well done and it suits you. I also like your view onto the dress with the barbed wire off setting it - lovely job by the photographer!

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  14. Simply perfect! What a beautiful choice of fabric and it looks smashing with the black tights and boots. Bravo clever lady :) x

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  15. Loving those gorgeous vintagey shades of lemon...so sunshiney! I can't wait to see it paired with grey too. You look gorgeous, well done!

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  16. Great dress! Very clever. Looks comfy. :)

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  17. I love it Zara! The colour is GORGEOUS! You did a fab job and you could totally sell them. You could have madeit store like me..without any stock in it. Gahh! I bet you'd be super organised unlike me. You should do it! Zara I adore the brooch you sent me and wear it on my cape all the time. Will take a snap of it too. It is so lovely and so are you..thanks again! Leax

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  18. Love it! The wee pocket is lovely xx

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  19. Gorgeous yellow and black, clever you, bet it feels very comfy.Pretty pics of you.

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  20. Fabulous! Love the barbed wire photos too.. I wish I had more time to sew - it's frustrating! Def more ideas than time!

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  21. Stunning Zara! Looks gorgeous with the back shoes and tights :-) Have a lovely weekend. Mel x

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  22. Gorgeous dress Zara, such a flattering length too. So when is this shop coming? mel x

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  23. Love it! How clever are you? Love the colour and that gorgerous doily pocket...Loving your new blog ehader too. what's not to love about rusty barbed wire. So country and cool:) x

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  24. It's beautiful!! And the photos are divine! Feel like sharing your pattern ;)

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