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My assessment centre is on the 26 April and I’ve decided to treat myself to something new when it’s done. I’ve been somewhat prematurely looking at stuff, and here are some choices.

Marimekko dress

Marimekko dress
I’ve become a little obsessed with Marimekko and have been stalking ebay, but since it’s not sold in the UK, there’s very little and any nice stuff always goes fore so much you might as well buy new. I found a French website that sells old seasons clothes for just about within my price range, this dress is 100 euros. Though I have kind of decided to leave this one for now, as I’m not sure the shape will actually suit me and that’s a lot of money to spend if it doesn’t. So I thought I might sew one in that shape first to see what it looks like. I therefore have a question for any sewists: can you think of a pattern that looks like that? Doesn’t need to have the ruffles.

APC dress

APC dress
My friend’s cousin used to have a shop on Rose Street which I always liked the look of (though never even went in I don’t think), and now they’re selling off their stock. Which means this APC denim dress is now £75 (usually 235). I do love it, but I guess it is quite simple and maybe not that special. And also I think I may be slightly blinded by the label.

ZIBTextile leggings


ZIBtextile leggings (and dress?)
OK, that’s actually two things! But the leggings would be my first choice. They’re from Latvian etsy sellers ZIBtexile (I’ve posted about them before). I have been getting more into leggings what with my changing shape, and it would be nice to support independent designers. And the dress, well it’s not very practical (short sleeves, too casual for work), but: cats! geometric shapes! bright colours!


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  • Sadie 29 March 2013, 9:43 am

    I like the Marimekko dress best, probably because of the print. I think the newest pattern from Colette Patterns, Laurel, is quite a similar shape if you want to try it out first?

  • louise 29 March 2013, 11:54 am

    pattern runway shift dress to try out shape of top pic. hit me up on twitter for link if u can’t find it, I sewed it up earlier this year but haven’t got blog pics yet
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  • fritha 29 March 2013, 2:49 pm

    I love Marimekko! It is pretty pricey though, there is a shop in Bath that sells a lot of Marimekko kitchenwear, when I win the lottery I’ll deck our kitchen out with it all 😉

    That cat dress is amazing! x
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  • Biba 29 March 2013, 3:56 pm

    I’d go with option No. 3 – it’s mad! In a good way, of course!
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  • MarieAnge 29 March 2013, 11:41 pm

    Love love love the leggings! and the cat dress! 🙂
    You need to have something fun and colourfull once in a while.
    You’re a Mom now, your son will appreciate the colours and shapes 😀
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  • Helga 30 March 2013, 1:32 am

    You totally need a treat, and I’m all for the Marimekko frock! X

  • Carina 30 March 2013, 10:11 am

    Oooh das oberste und das unterste Kleid!! Die beiden sind ja wuuunderschön! <3

    Ich wünsche dir und der Family frohe Ostern! 🙂
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  • Jamillah 6 April 2013, 3:26 pm

    Yes! Treat yourself :). I love that first Marimekko dress.
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