What I wore: Handmade orange maxi dress

by Franca on 23 July 2014

sewing class dress
sewing class dress

This is the dress I made in the red thread sewing class! Nice, intit? I’m not really a maxi person, mainly cos I’m a shortarse and they’re always too long. But obviously when you make it yourself you can pick the length! I actually love the feeling of it, especially in the unusually balmy weather we’ve been having.

The fabric is kind of all sun sand and holidays as well. I bought it from Edinburgh fabrics, I actually had a different print in mind when we went but it was comprehensively poo pood by Dave so I went for this batik one instead. And I really love it! I had to go back at a later point to get the fabric for the belt. It does actually match, there’s small patches of the colour in the suns on the main fabric.

Edited to add I’m submitting this to a blogger competition on the theme of summer, because really you can’t get any more summery than this dress, can you? And in previous summers I wouldn’t even have been able to wear this, but this year it’s so lovely and warm (and sometimes even too hot!), I can’t quite believe it! This dress is actually a perfect breezy addition to my (miniscule) summer wardrobe!


Family portrait!

July 21, 2014
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We commissioned a family portrait! I’ve been meaning to tell you all about Victorija for ages. She’s a super talented illustrator who I found through instagram. She sells mainly shrinkplastic jewellery based on her painting, but also original paintings, prints and cards in her shop andsmile studio. All at really accessible prices! This portrait is […]

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Project 52: 29/52

July 20, 2014
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My parents are here and on Monday we went to the beach here in Edinburgh, Portobello. Milo had actually never been to a beach before! He really enjoyed it, especially cos the sand (which was all nice and warm even though the sun had gone by the time we arrived) makes an excellent cushion for […]

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Copenhagen: Nyhavn and Christiania

July 18, 2014

I know I got kind of sidetracked with newer stuff, but there’s still some Copenhagen pictures left! This was from the day we went to Nyhavn, harbour bit with all the colourful houses that’s probably the most stereotypical part of the city. Not nearly as touristy as we expected though! We also went to Christiania, […]

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What I wore to see the queen

July 16, 2014
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Well, not really! But we did go to the queen’s garden party at holyrood palace. No exciting and meaningful reason (my colleague’s dad got knighted for services to brewing, how cool is that?), they just reserve a number of tickets for the Scottish Government and you can put your name down for it. You can […]

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Red Thread Studio sewing classes

July 14, 2014
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Project 2: 27 and 28/52

July 13, 2014
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Didn’t post one last week as we were away, so two today to catch up: This one was from when we were down south, in Kew Gardens. This is another new thing (there’s lots of those at the mo), wanting to push his buggy around. It’s pretty funny as obviously he can’t see anything! Eating […]

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What I wore: summer colours

July 11, 2014
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I was sent this dress by Gracey! She just got in touch to say she had a dress she thought would work for me. How lovely is that? I originally thought I was going to want to shorten it, as obviously Gracey is tall and I am very much not, but actually I quite like […]

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Down South, innit

July 9, 2014
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First of all, sorry about all the scheduling mess up with those two posts publishing at the same time on Monday. One was meant to go on Friday I had wanted to switch the order of them round at the last minute but then obviously only changed one but not the other. I don’t know […]

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