Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sadie the cleaning lady

I started this dress a while ago, but haven't done the hem yet because every time I try it on, my boyfriend sings "Sadie the cleaning lady" at me. He makes a good point. What do you think? Mad Men work chic or cleaner's uniform? Should I hem it or bin it?

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Thanks so much to Melanie of seamstress: poppykettle for her excellent tutorial on welt pockets. I've been wanting to try them for ages, and they were surprisingly not that hard to do. I'm usually really lazy with my technical skills, but it is my new year's resolution to try out more.




12 comments:

  1. Bin it. It doesn't flatter your shape.

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  2. I love it too! Also, so happy to see you back in my blog feed. I think it looks great as is, but would look cute with a black cardigan as well. : )

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  3. Hem it! Worth a try :) Maybe he thinks Sadie is tres sex-ay??
    Sorry, I forgot to answer your question before.. the knot-front blouse is Vogue 1170.

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  4. This is gorgeous! Way too intricate to be a cleaning person's dress, and the color is awesome with your hair.

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  5. I think it's gorgeous! I would definitely hem it.

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  6. It's adorable, especially the neckline & sleeves! Hem hem hem.

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  7. ummm your boyfriend is wrong.



    :-D

    the dress is gorgeous! the details are amazing and I love the subtle change in colour when the fabric goes from stripes to plain colour.

    I think if you wore it ith your hair up in a do so the neckline was on show it would look even more stunning!

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  8. I love it! Tough I do think it would look less "cleaning lady" if it didn't have the front pockets.

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  9. It sound like you boyfriend is old an dated as that is a very old song, and I find the frock cute:)

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  10. I do like this frock but now the cleaning lady thing is in your head can you get rid of the idea? Or will it always be there whenever you put it on? Im a great believer in if you feel good you look great but the opposite can be true as well!!

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  11. I absolutely love this dress! It is so adorable. Maybe hem it quite short though? Will love to see what you decide. BTW I've just nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award as I have always loved the things you make. You can check it out if you like here http://esmewonders.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/liebster-blog-award.html

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