diy: charles anastase inspired dress

DIY Charles Anastase inspired 'Amelie' Dress

Inspired by Anna from Much Love's Frocktober effort, I decided I'd dedicate this post to one of my new favourite frocks. She invited me to take part in her 'Friends For Frocktober' post, but because I hadn't checked my emails in a few days I was a bit late on the boat. Anyway, I started making this dress a few months ago using a pattern I found in my mum's stash of sewing supplies. Despite following the instructions, the end result was not as anticipated and I've only just finished tweaking the design, with the help of my mum who has all the super-duper dress fixing skills. I would now happily wear this dress every day for a whole month (laundry issues aside). Be sure to check out Anna's efforts as she frocks up every day this October to help raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research.

ETA: The pattern I used was Simplicity Pattern 7199 Misses' Dress (circa 1990s).

22 comments:

  1. that is one gorgeous frock!

    thanks for spreading the word. xo

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  2. Can't belive you made the dress I've been cravinf for for months! 1 500 euro wasn't it ? Can you show us wich pattern you used? I'm litteraly dying here! Waw, love it!

    FASHION SUICIDES

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  3. @muchlove: no worries, happy to help out!

    @fashion suicides: The pattern is Simplicity 7199. It's fairly old (circa 1990s) so I'm not sure how readily available it is. Hope that helps though!

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  4. colour is perfect and gee, you're oh so clever!

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  5. You made this? Wow. When I first saw it I thought you'd gone ahead and bought it x

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  6. i seriously wish i had the same sewing skills like you!

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  7. I lOve this!! I just bough a vintage pattern the other day which looks very similar :) the colour is so perfect! Great job :)

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  8. Such a pretty colour and so simple. Love.

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  9. Hun this is fantastic!!!
    I would wear it all the time too! xo

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  10. Really, this is super impressive! Beautiful seamstressing!

    - Catherine @ The Spring

    www.thespringblog.com

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  11. This so sweet and cute! I won't mind wearing it all the time <3

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  12. how ace, skills. well done.

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  13. Great job! I'm itching to use my new sewing machine now!!
    It looks exactly like that dress.

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  14. THAT IS GORGEOUS! I never would've guessed it was homemade, so good job!!

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  15. This is the cutest dress in such a gorgeous colour! This is my fav shade of purple.
    xx http://opinionslave.blogspot.com
    / twitter: @opinionslave

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  16. this is absolutely beautiful!



    mypenta.blogspot.com

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  17. Would love to see it on and styled! Lovely color.

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  18. Wow, what a lovely colour! Beautifully done.

    Shikha
    Red Mera Vintage

    x

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  19. noooooo is that a DIY?!?! omg. could you make one for me pleaaaase.

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  20. This is so, so good. I really want to try my hand at making a similar one now, maybe in a nice burnt orange. Can't wait to see how you style this one up.

    x

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