Friday 19 March 2010


I've got the bug

Following my new-found adventures of being a Cool Girl, I definitely now have the compulsion to make more things for myself. And also, the compulsion to dress like I'm a character in Mad Men.

I saw this dress in my Dust Catalogue this week and fell in love. I'm not entirely convinced the dress would fit me though, as I'm different sizes on the top and bottom by quite a bit. With the help of GoneToEarth on Twitter, I was pointed in the direction of Colette sewing patterns and look what landed in my postbox yesterday!

The hand-drawn picture doesn't really do the dress justice. If you want to see the finished article in all it's glory, look here and here. And clearly, as I was already paying for shipping, it would have been foolhardy not to buy this one too.
I know it's hard to believe, but I'm going to be even cooler when I make me some of these. For finished dresses I like this one and this one.


  1. I'll watch with interest. I haven't got the Rooisbos one, but have got the parfait one which I'm working up to (slowly).

  2. Fabulous!! I have Ceylon and fabric. I need to put them together. SOON!

  3. Very cute! I can't wait to see what you come up with! x

  4. Very cute! Good luck. I'll be especially interested in how the FBA goes.

    And I'm shocked that you didn't photoshop yourself into that first picture.