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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Dress Up - June




I'm ahead of the game this month, having made by dress for June already!  This is for the challenge set by Margaret on her blog Alice and Camilla whereby all participants create a little dress every month.

If you hadn't already noticed, my dress is orange!  One of my favourite colours and it seems appropriate for this month as we have already had some very hot weather here in the UK.

I didn't really have a plan for this dress and pretty much made it up as I went along (as is evidently obvious from looking at the photo!).

The dress is made up of three layers.  Some white felt, old book page, and some lovely orange fabric.  I machine stitched all the layers together, folding back some of the fabric in places, just randomly and machine top stitched to finish it off.  A bit plain compared to some of my earlier dresses, but it's a dress for our hot summer (while it lasts!)

Here it is with some of the other dresses in the wardrobe I made, further details about which are here.



If you'd like to see other participants' dresses for June here's the link.  This month Margaret is also offering her own June dress as a giveaway.  To be in with a chance to win it, you just need to make your own dress for June and put a link on Margaret's blog.  Good eh!

19 comments:

Mrs Moen said...

I love it, Sherry; orange is my favourite colour too. It's like you're having your own little Project Runway going on there, and I must say your collection look great!
So you're finished with your copy of Emma and repurposing the pages?.-)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Gorgeous summery sheer creation Sherry! Your dress is lovely...they all look so pretty hanging in the wardrobe!
oxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow Sherry. This dress is HOT! It's really quite a clever combination of materials, and the orange sheer fabric on top is what takes it over the top. It's great to see all of them hanging in your wardrobe, too.

Jenxo said...

oh its very floaty and summery Sherry, perfect ! i love it!!

anna @ frosted petunias said...

Beautiful and I love that yummy shade of orange. I can feel that simmer breeze already!

anna @ frosted petunias said...

Sorry...I meant summer! Although here where I live it would be simmer, lol!

bad penny said...

Love it ! want one ! It's totally stunning

Karen said...

oooo I love the layers and that sheer fabric over the top is gorgeous! X

margaret said...

Wonderful colour choice for this month Sherry! Love the book page and the wonderful layers you've added!
Your dresses look super fab together!
Margaret

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Whooo your orange dress is lovely, floaty and soooo summery!
...and looks great added to your wonderful colection of monthly dresses! :)

Jan x

purplepaint said...

Oh your dresses are so beautiful! Isn't this just the most fun?! :D Marva

Electra said...

Another lovely dress from you and I LOVE the orange! I think I feel a light breeze...

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Oh how lovely - and I so love the color!

Julia said...

Very beautiful! And I like how your dresses look all together! :-)

Fabric Art said...

Orange is my favorit color so I really like your wonderful dress.
Anni

My name is Toni said...

wonderful job... love the sheerness of your orange fabric, that should help in the hot weather... lol

Annar said...

Stunning !!!

Gini said...

A beautiful orange dress Sherry!
The ones we make up as we go along are often the best because we can never have the disappointment of thinking well that doesn't look like the dress I imagined or planned.
Your dresses look so good together in your wardrobe, just lovely, what a fabulous idea of Margaret's.
Gini
xx

Guriana said...

absolutely stunning dress!!:))