Saturday, 28 March 2015

A Floral 60's Number

My friend Esther hosted a murder mystery for her 18th birthday party and my character was called Babs Crayfish. The key word that described my character was pink. The party was set in the 60s, so a pink shift dress complete with massive beehive it was then! Do you want to know a secret? 3 pairs of tights went into the making of that beehive. 3,
I used Tilly's Francoise pattern for the dress (the third time I've sewed it up) and embellished it with a lot of tiny lace flowers. I secured each little flower with tiny little stitches in the centre, which seems to have held them in place alright. I just embellished the front to save me time, as it was the day of the party and I was quickly running out of time!
All of the raw edges were finished with bias tape. The hem is in a "contrasting" white because I didn't have enough time to hand stitch it and I had no matching thread colour. Whoops...I carried on the "contrast theme" with a white invisible zipper which really wasn't that invisible.
The fabric was just a simple pink cotton poplin, and it attracted fluff like anything. I had to take a lint roller with me so I could be defluffed when I arrived! I had a great night at the party and the dress really helped me get into character so a double win!

Thanks for reading and to Ed for taking pictures as usual!
Lauren xx

16 comments:

  1. I love your dress!!! I love that 60s silhouette! It's really cute. Plus, your friend's birthday party sounds amazingly fun. I hope you enjoyed yourself (and that people appreciated your outfit!)

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    1. haha thank you, we all had great fun!

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  2. So much fun! I love the dress and your hair is perfect! You're definitely a costumer - we always carry lint rollers! =)

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    1. haha thank you! I was very pleased with my hair ;)

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  3. The dress is very classy, and your hair looks fabulous. I have been to a few murder mystery parties, so much fun

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    1. Thank you! I loved that we were each given a character to dress up for.

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  4. girl, i love the dress, but MAN do you rock a beehive! i kind of want you to 'do that every day...i'll send pantyhose for the cause...

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    1. ahaha thanks Marcy! I'll be putting tights in my hair a lot more often now, that's for sure!

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  5. that party sounds like a blast and you look amazing! great dress and that hair is beyond fabulous!

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  6. I love thisss! The party sounds like fun!

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  7. Oh my gosh your beehive is phenomenal! The 60s fashion trends are so fun to recreate, your outfit is on point!

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    1. Thanks! I want another 60s party to dress up for!

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