velvet bows and dresses

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Here is a peak at my very own handmade velvet dress! The colour doesn't show up too brilliantly in these photos (its a midnight blue shade) Of course I had a lot of help and guidance from my clever mum, and there were quite a few complications, but I really do think it was all worth the effort and tender care that was put into making it. There was so much material left over, so i made a hair bow and plan to sew a clutch bag and belt later on.

My holidays have come to an end which is rather sad, they went so fast. Had lots of fun skating on ice, sipping hot chocolates, baking cupcakes, raspberry scones, lemon meringue pies, going to the theaters, little shopping trips, picnics in the hills and dancing the evening away. And I must thank you again Jennifer for the gorgeous package!

P.S I bought a packet of Leone sweets the other day, they are such a wonderful, pretty treats that taste like musk sticks and flowers.

14 comments:

  1. Going to go steal some of your patterns for these dresses Carina... So beautiful! I also want to ask, did you use a certain needle on your sewing machine to sew the velvet, I'm wondering if it would blunt the needle.

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  2. your dress and bow are absolutely beautiful. x

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  3. Oh dear, you made this dress by yourself? It's absolutely fabulous and you are so talented! I've got blue velvet dress on my private wishlist for such a long time so this post makes my heart trembling.

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  4. This is gorgeous, the dress has come out beautifully, and the bow is perfect too. That packet of sweets looks too good to eat! xx

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  5. Hi Carina,
    thank you for such a lovely comment and for following my blog, much appriciated!

    Love your velvet dress, wish i could sew! and the bow in your hair is so cute!

    tashaa
    xxx
    www.silhouette-skies.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for your lovely comment, have a look at my vintage collection, GlowVintage on Asos Marketplace (just go on Asos MArketplace and search for glowvintage) - I have a few different gorgeous handmade pleated skirts, including a similar one to the one in my post!
    xx

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  7. I really love your hair bow!

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  8. Oh you did this? What a charm! It just makes me adore you more and more. <3

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  9. Your holidays sound just brilliant, and the dress, wow! I do wish I could sew my own clothing. Lovely!

    p.s. Your letter is on its way <3

    xx and hugs

    Jhordyn

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  10. can't believe you made that! really beautifully done.

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  11. awe the velvet dress is so cute and lovely on you, and to top it the bow is absolutely darling. X

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  12. that hair bow is sooo cute :) and the dress is beautifully done.

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  13. I am obsessed with velvet! <3 Your dress is so gorgeous; and I love the colour of the bow!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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