Thursday, 30 May 2013

Houndstooth photos and Donna!

As promised in the last post here are a few more pics of the howling houndstooth dress I finished some time ago. I've been busy soaking up the sun and sitting in various parks with friends. Though the weather has reminded me that I need more summer clothing, I already have a few projects in mind I just hope I have the time and motivation to finish the.

Houndstooth and silly poses 

Also meet Donna 

She's my new and shiny tailor's dummy. I've been meaning to get one for zonks and finally decided that it was. I'm hoping this will make fitting a bit less painful and I won't need to bother friends for fun with needles. Written that down that sounds a bit wrong, but I'm sure you know what I mean. 

My Cambie dress is on hold, but I have started on another dotty New Look 6808 in the mean time. It's nearly finished so pics coming up soon. Over&out til then. 


  1. Love the dress! It certainly is you, Essie! Lovely work.
    I don't know what I'd do without my dress form either. I've had to put a bra on it because I'm a DD to E cup and it makes such a difference to fitting for me. Apparently most patterns are styled for a C cup, especially vintage ones, so for fitting I have to cut the neckline a size smaller than the bust fitting. Makes a world of difference.
    Looking forward to your next post.

    1. Thanks Robyn. I have to say I'm finding the derss from super-useful, I'm only kicking myself I didn't get one sooner. The next project is up and I'm now moving on to a sewaholic Cambie dress.