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17.7.13

I made it myself - WIWW

I thought Id share another little WIWW post today....
and share a dress I made myself.

The idea came to mind following my love of Trixie on the The Block Sky High....
My family weren't always fans of her smock / tunic style dresses....but I was.
I loved them...
I loved that they looked comfy and that she wore lots of vintage fabric as well.
So I began the search for a similar pattern ....I wanted to attempt one myself.

The closest pattern I could find was this one...
Simplicity 2147


So I gave it a test run and whipped up this one...
It worked..and I was pretty chuffed with it....

Then.... the most exciting thing happened...
Janelle and I were talking...
and she told me about Theresa and her store "Rummage Style"
I have no idea which rock I had been under....
but I was smitten by this handmade clothing...all created lovingly by Theresa from upcycled vintage linen.
So much nicer than anything I could make myself..

So I chose a style of dress....
and Janelle very very kindly popped a beautiful yellow sheet in the post to Theresa ..
so that I could have it made into a long sleeve dress.

...and here it is!!!
Mine is the one in the middle....
I'm stalking the postie daily waiting for it to arrive....


But....in the meantime....
I whipped up another dress using my pattern....and I have to say...
I like it...and I've worn it a few times already...
(please excuse the creases....I had worn it all day before I took these pics)


Dress- made it myself
Leggings - Kmart....cheap and incredibly comfy
Cardi - Temt
Necklace - Dandelyne 


I hope my Rummage style dress arrives soon.



23 comments:

  1. Love love love it! Comfy and cute just my thing. Perfect for lunch out...you don't have to 'suck it in' after enjoying a meal! I especially love the print on the last one.

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    1. I agree Lea... there is plenty of room in there for a nice big lunch. I also love that I can put some beautiful old fabrics to good use.
      Mardi x

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  2. I love the first one you made, better than the one you are buying!

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    1. Aww that's so sweet Sharon.....I cant wait for my Rummage Style dress to arrive though...I always seem to like dresses made by others more than my own.
      Mardi x

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  3. poor Trixie cops a lo of flak doesn't she .....yours look really cool and up to date vintagy...:)

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    1. She does Jen... and yet I really like her. She is a great Mum ...and hard working....and not afraid to stick with her style.
      Mardi x

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  4. They all look great and oh-so comfy! Can't wait to see the new yellow one when it arrives.

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    1. Well I checked the post today....so sad...my Rummage style dress is still not here...maybe tomorrow.
      They really are comfy though...lovely soft... cotton...cant beat it.
      Lovely to have you pop by Jen...Mardi x

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  5. Beautiful Mardi you are a clever lady-love dee x

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    1. You are so sweet Dee... xx

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  6. I can't wait to see a pic of you in your new yellow Rummage dress...but the ones you've made yourself are so cute and look so comfy too. Love them!!!

    Sheree xx

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    1. My new one arrived yesterday Sheree.....I am so excited...it fits beautifully...and I adore it. Definitely a photo of my new dress coming.
      Mardi x

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  7. Love the dress you made and I have often peeked at Rummage Style on FB.......great stuff! You look good in the style, Mardi.

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    1. Thanks Angie... the Rummage Style dresses are so beautiful. Have you ever bought one?
      I dont like the ones I have made as much....but they are still comfy to wear and there is no such thing as too many dresses...haha

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  8. LOVE LOVE the dresses you made Mardi... they are super gorgeous and look wonderful on you... love the one you have ordered too... can't wait to see you model that one either...

    Jenny ♥

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    1. My Rummage style dress arrived and its GORGEOUS!!
      I cant wait to share a pic.
      Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my versions...they are very comfy....but for some reason I always feel more special in them when they are made by someone else..weird huh!
      Thanks for popping by
      Mardi x

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  9. Inspired! I bought the pattern today and picked up some great fabric at the Salvo's, will have a try at making my own! Wish me luck :-)

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    1. Hi Angie.... Just noticed this comment...and wondered how your top / dress went??
      Did you like it?
      Hope all is well
      Mardi x

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  10. I do so hope you see this and respond:
    I have been reading reviews of Simplicity 2147 and many sewists comment that the dress is somewhat barrel shaped, but yours does not look so. Did you make any modifications to the pattern?

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    1. Hi Debbi.... No I made no modifications (I just jumped up and checked my pattern pieces to make sure..as I do alter things if I think they need a tweek).
      It is a very loose and generous fit although I have never thought of it as barrel shaped... to me it is what a tunic type top is supposed to fit like.
      I have enjoyed the clothing I've made using the pattern to date and I currently have a longer version sitting on my sewing table waiting to be sewn.
      I hope this has helped your decision....
      Mardi x

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  11. thanks x 1,000,000 for answering! And yes - I think I'm going to go for it and make one. Those wedding photos - oh my goodness - beautiful! And I'm asking Santa to bring me a Rummage dress. I actually found your blog thru a pinterest search for "tunic pattern" which brought up the 2147 photo. The outfit looked so much like my daily school uniform of dress, cardigan, tights and flats or boots that I had to check out the source...so glad I did!! Have an awesome day.

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    1. Good luck with your top Debbi.....I hope you are happy with it. I made a longer version yesterday to wear as a dress...to be honest...as a dress it feel too oversized and boxy....so I am going to shorten it to a top again...the pattern makes much better tops that dresses in my opinion.... well unless I wore a belt I guess.
      Thank you for the lovely comment about my blog... bless pinterest!!
      Oh and I hope you get your Rummage Style dress....they are gorgeous!!
      Have a wonderful week...Mardi x

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