outfit: the purple dress

Mixing up the travel posts with a bit of an outfit post. Rememeber that Charles Anastase dress that I fell head over heels for? The one that retailed for a smidge over $1000? Well, before I left on my travels I attempted making my own version of that dress. I found an old pattern in my mum's stockpile of sewing stuff, bought some purple material, and set off trying to make my own. It all went a bit awry when my mum insisted that I stop following the instructions and do it her way. After a bit of a mother/daughter disagreement, I let up and agreed to do it her way. This is only a sneak peek as I still intend to make a few adjustments to it. I wore this on Sunday on a mother/daughter date to the bayside and for a bit of a market trawl. I brought my camera but had left my memory card in the reader at home. So there are no photos from that day. Rookie error, I know.

(Music note: Go Outside by Cults)

20 comments:

  1. That dress is gorgeous. Can't believe you made it x

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  2. I've missed your outfit updates! You look lovely.

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  3. Such a pretty dress...I love the colours!

    www.theheadlessmannequin.blogspot.com

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  4. such a cute simple dress! the colour of the fabric really makes it i think ;) i'd love to see it without the jumper over the top! and argh i hate when i leave the house and forget to check that the memory card is in the camera!

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  5. The colour is stunning - I do look forward to seeing the final version! :)

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  6. @Vicky: the pattern was relatively simple. A much better option than shelling out a grand!

    @herecomesthesun: thank you lovely! More outfit updates to come, promise :)

    @theheadlessmannequin and @alexis: thank you

    @amie: I'm still fixing up the top half but I'll definitely do a full show and tell in the near future.

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  7. I wish I had the confidence to make my own clothes. I am completely inept at using my sewing machine! Your dress is such a beautiful colour!

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  8. great look, you made a great outfit! :)

    new follower

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  9. i never realised how expensive anastase stuff was! (i'm one to lust, but i refuse to look at the price tags. i can see why now, i'd be weeping). the fabric you've picked is perfect, can't wait to see the rest of it (: xxx

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  10. i love the color of that dress, especially paired with the turquoise ring!

    i can totally understand picture mistakes; i was once at one of my husband's motorcycle races and started to snap pictures (i thought) and realized that i hadn't put film in the camera!

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  11. the colour of your dress is beautiful, it looks great against the light grey. you look lovely. xx

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  12. beauuutiful skirt! the color is super cute.

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  13. i hate when i leave my memory card at home. i usually make reminders like leaving the part open where the memory card goes ontop of my bag so i remember to get eventually.

    and the dress looks nice from what i can tell cant wait to see the rest

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  14. This dress is gorgeous! I loooove the colour! xx

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  15. Oooo can't wait to see the dress in full! Love the colour of the fabric.

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  16. I love the colour combo!

    P.S. how do you post a youtube music (without the video)? help! I'm stupid and can't figure it out.

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  17. you do good work (even against parent resistance :) ! from these photos it looks fantastic and amazingly paired with a comfy sweater. cool song, I dig it.

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    we could follow each other:)
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    http://futurefashionindependent.blogspot.com/
    xxx FFI

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