A vintage Blake dress and fabric GIVEAWAY

January 22, 2016

If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen a sneak peek of this beautiful fabric. I found about three metres of it at the op shop this week. I was so excited! $3.50 and so pretty! I have been motivated to sew this week so after making Issie her swan dress (which she has already worn three days in a row), I was excited to make her up another one in this floral.  I used the Blake dress pattern by Mingo and Grace which I bought about a year ago and used here.

I love the more cut out shape across the shoulder blades (although be careful and apply sunscreen!), and I also love the big soft pleats.  I only lined the bodice (the pattern has the skirt lined also which is lovely). I find that invisible zips can sometimes be the most expensive part of making a dress when I use recycled fabric.   I ended up buying a bulk lot of different coloured invisible zips from ebay. I think I paid $12 AUD for 25, which is very cheap!

Isabella lost her two front teeth about a week before christmas - we love her gappy smile...

We enjoyed some summer rain tomorrow and Issie asked if she could put on her cardi - I found it at the Warrnambool Mill markets a couple of days ago - all hand knitted and never worn for $20.  So much nicer than something from Target and I love the soft colour.

So I have some of this lovely cotton leftover which I would like to give away. The piece is 85cm x 145cm (approx). I am running this giveaway through my instagram account, so please head over there to enter. Open to anyone:) All the details are over on instagram!

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  1. There are some great op shops near you! Such lovely fabric. It looks perfect as a Blake. Love Issie's smile :)

  2. Thanks for sharing Suz! I love the dress in this fabric. I'll be sure to enter the giveaway.

    1. Glad you like! I love the pattern πŸ˜€

  3. I love the simple design of this dress in combination with the colorful fabric, and I absolutely love the combination with the cardigan!

  4. Wow! this is wonderful post and sweet baby.

  5. Love the dress! Shopping for three girls is sooo easy... big chance it will fit at least one of them ... or will grow into it eventually ;-)

  6. I love the simple lines of this dress!


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