Thursday, October 3, 2013

Grey Days

When I bought this fabric from Arthur Toye over a year ago I imagined making a shirtdress (I was obsessed with them at the time). I don't know what I was thinking. It's a thin, sheer cotton. Luckily, I came to my senses.    

Instead of a shirtdress, I decided to make Eva Dress D 40 5087. I've made it before so it was pretty easy to construct. 

I really like all the gathers this pattern has. They are perfect for the weight of the fabric.

Sorry it's blurry. It was dark. 

I didn't have a grey zip in my stash (I always buy zips from op shops but never seem to have the right colour/length when I need it), so I did a combination of hooks and eyes and snaps. I regret it. They require me to perform acrobatic contortions to get them done up. I don't think I can be bothered taking them out and putting a zip in though.  

Apart from the closure problem, I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Scarf: Op shopped
Belt: Op shopped
Tights: A shop in the mall, I think
Shoes: Golden Ponies
Dress: Eva Dress D 40 5087

I started a facebook page for the blog. I'll probably post stuff that doesn't warrant a blog post like what I'm going to be sewing next.  


  1. Sooooooooooooo perfect, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I want one.

  2. It's stunning....absolutely perfect on you :))) xxx p.s. I'll find your facebook page & say hello!

  3. It's gorgeous and shows off your tiny waist a treat! Fab job! xxx

  4. The fabric is so pretty, and yes, I think it works far better for this dress than a shirt dress. It's a beautiful frock, you look lovely. Popping over to FB now. xxxx

  5. It's beautiful! That fabric was the perfect choice for that pattern. Love te shoes/tights combo too.

  6. That's like my dream carpet!
    LOVE the frock, it's totally gorgeous! XXX

  7. This is so pretty! Love the whole silhouette - very ladylike and lovely!

  8. That fabric is so pretty, & I LOVE the style you chose. Absolutely beautiful! Xx

  9. The perfect pattern for that lovely delicate fabric, I especially like your patterned tights and shoes - the overall look is great

  10. How beautiful, I adore the fabric it reminds me of watercolour paintings. Well done you, it's fab xx

  11. Such gorgeous fabric and the dress you chose to make is absolutely perfect. Looks gorgeous on you!

  12. this fabric is fantastic ... it's the perfect print for an early 40s dress. you did a great job! i would love to do some acrobatics to close a dress like this ... ;)