How many Dresses Does One Girl Need?

Well it is so nice to be back!  I have been sewing my little heart out for my book and then with lots of other wonderful things. My poor machine is begging me for a break. (The light bulb broke about a month ago but there is no rest for him.) Big thanks to Alex and Kate for taking over for me. Of course I have fabric and sewing envy from their projects!

This past couple of weeks along with all the Ultimate Trousers I have been sewing (check them out on my Instagram page), I have also been sewing some Doris dresses.


I feel that I have neglected dear Doris and not given her the attention I do with other new classes. So I decided to have play around and here are the versions I have made….

Red and cream spotty Doris. I made this for my judging day at the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards. I absolutely love it.

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It is a tad bit see-through so I had to wear it with a slip which actually made it hang that much better. The buttons are made from our crepe de chine.

Next I made one out of a blue and white spot. This is my Dorothy version. I am going to wear it with read shoes and carry Poppy under my arm….not.

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I like it but it is a bit too Dorothy so I will have to be careful which shoes I wear with it.

Next I made one out of this gorgeous rayon we have just got in the shop (it also comes in salmon pink and nude).

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It is a contester with the red and cream spotty version! Love how it drapes. I added vintage wooden buttons to it which have been waiting for something special.

And finally I made a mini version in a wool crepe (bit hot for now). I shortened the hem and stitched it up without a tie so I can wear it with a belt. Love how these small alterations completely change it.

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Which is your favourite?!

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