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Monday, February 20, 2012

Ok, moving on from my dramatic bushfire experience - here are a few snaps of my latest dress creation. Awkward as ever, I propped up my camera on the ironing board,  set the timer, and proceeded to take numerous photos of me pretending to reach for stuff, cut things and try my hardest to look like Zooey Deschanel.

I have been a bit camera shy of late, since I stopped breast feeding my baby I have managed to out-grow all of my clothes. It was hard work finding a few pictures without multiple chins so please be kind... *wink*

The new style features 3/4 length sleeves and an a-line silhouette. It zips up the back with a 20 inch invisible zipper. So neat and tidy! I am going to stick some big pockets on the front. What do you think? I am so pleased with the fit.

FYI - Once again I made this dress by mixing and matching a whole heap of existing pattern pieces and altering them to fit my design. This dress fits me like a glove! I will definitely make more, but it will take some experimenting to make different sizes... If you are a size 10 - 12 then keep an eye on the shop for a few cheeky additions...

Here are a few finer details...

Seriously. I think after all the excitement of last night I just need to relax. So I am taking the rest of the day off.

I hope you are all well and happy and SAFE! Wherever you may be!

Bec x


  1. The dress is FANTASTIC and you look really great in it!

    Well done, Bec!


  2. Lovely! Will be gorgeous in winter with boots and a knee length coat :)

  3. It is a gorgeous style...very flattering :)

  4. I love it,, I was thinking it would look great with a pocket, then I read that you are adding a pocket.. It is lovely, just wish I was a sz12 then I could snag a test dress : )

  5. No jokes, but when I saw that first pic I actually did think you looked a little Zoey Dechamel... and I'm not just saying that cos I want to snag a size 10 test dress! (Although, lets be honest - I do!)

    Also, how tidy and gorgeous is your workspace?

    Jenny :)

  6. woman, you are a freakin BABE. this dress looks dead sexy on you!! When can i make an order for one myself? I need one BAD!

    also, im now shaking after reading your post below, how frightening. I hope your nerves calm and sleep is deep and restful for you.

    xoxoxoxox em

    1. Thanks so much miss Em. I hope to get a handful of these knocked up next week. We will see how I go. Nerves are almost back to normal and I am tucked up in bed for hopefully good long zzz's... xo

  7. Love it, love it, love it. Also, perfect for the cooler weather that will come before we know it.

  8. Oh My god im not suprised you were scared i would have been to. You should be proud of your self for what you did though it takes a lot of guts to get focused and to get in your car and go. Im loving your new dress it very much reminds me of the 60's style can't wait to see the fabrics you use. You look beautiful to your a pretty women. dee x

  9. You, and the new dress, look fabulous! I will definitely be stalking to get myself one of those. My scraps parcel arrived today, thank you so much, I am so envious of your AMAZING fabric collection.

  10. Ohhh such a pretty new style! I adore it, especially the 3/4 sleeves! And by the way - your legs - OMG! Very envious!

  11. That dress is GORGEOUS. I have the same 5x5 Ikea cabinet and I am totally inspired to pretty it up a bit after seeing yours. Sarah xxx

  12. LOVE this dress! I'm on the larger end of a 12 so may have to wait until it is in full production :) beautiful work once again x

  13. Oh Bec the new dress looks GORGEOUS as do you & there's not an extra chin in sight.....!!!!

    Sorry to hear of your fire woes.... Can't for the life of me imagine how frightened you must have been....!!

    Let's hope the rest of the week is incident FREE....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah xxx

  14. that dress is darling, love the photos too