Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Put a bird on it
A few years ago I bought some cotton sateen with flowers and birds on it. It was after going to a William Morris exhibition at the art gallery. I became a bit obsessed with bird prints after seeing all the amazing furnishings. I would have a whole room decked out in Strawberry Thief if I could.
The fabric sat patiently waiting in my stash until I bought this pattern from Madelaine's etsy shop. I thought they would go perfectly together.
I only had two metres of the fabric so I had to shorten the sleeves a lot. I tried to cut the pieces out so there was the maximum number of whole birds (there are a few, however, that have sadly been beheaded).
The bag is one I picked up in the Two Squirrels sale. It's such a good size. I use it all the time.
I love this dress. It makes me think I need to make more slim skirted dresses rather than my usual full skirted ones.