18 April 2010

Hollywood starlet dress

Hoo-rah! Ceylon is finished! Just in time for my friend's wedding - I was up until after bedtime the night before (hardcore, I know) blind stitching the hem, was taking out pins on the tube on the way, and didn't have time to wash it so the pen markings were in full view. I made it in red gabardine - I initially hesitated about wearing red to a wedding but the bride encouraged me to go for it (she wore green). I love how it turned out - thanks so much for your help and encouragement with this project!


The wedding was gorgeous and had many a crafting element. The bunting in the top picture was made by the bride's sister, as were the napkins with each guest's name on them. All the food was made by family and friends.


Yum yum yum!

38 comments:

  1. What a great dress. I love red dresses! You look absolutely fabulous in it.

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  2. that food looks delicious! Your dress looks fantastic. Ceylon is great in red. I have seen so many great colours I am having difficulty deciding what colour to do mine in,

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  3. The dress looks gorgeous and the wedding looks like the most delightful tea party.

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  4. Sooo pretty. I've got that pattern sitting near my cutting table- it's awesome to see it made up. It came out really nicely!

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  5. Yowza! What a va-va-voom dress! It looks beautiful on you.

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  6. Great job on that dress! So many nice details...

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  7. Love your dress! You look fantastic in red and I just love all the little details of this dress.

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  8. You look stunning! It fits you beautifully, and the buttons look wonderful. Fantastic job!

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  9. You look amazing! Such fantastic work. Are those fabric covered buttons? So good. I think the pen marks probably only added to the handmade feel of the whole wedding.

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  10. That may be my favourite ever version of that dress. It is beautiful! And I love all the baking and crafting. What a lovely way to get married.

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  11. what a greyt dress...looking at those pics made me feel a little homesick and seeing those bakewell tarts ..mmmm
    ciao
    joan in italy

    any chance of the recipe for them?
    ta

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  12. The dress is nice, love that front row of buttons and all the pleats. And red looks very good on you.

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  13. it turned out lovely! great color, too.

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  14. Tilly, this dress is wonderful! The colour and the design look super good on you and you definitely tamed that fit^^

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  15. So pretty! That colour is fantastic on you. Love the little covered buttons too!

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  16. You look absolutely smashing! Adorable! The dress is so nice; the fit, the colour, the fabric covered buttons... Well done! I guess it's always good to have a deadline on porjects...

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  17. The dress fits you beautifully. Nothing better than a custom-fitted starlet dress, eh?

    Congratulations!

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  18. I love the Ceylon dress! I've been dreaming of it in red and you totally rocked it!

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  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress! The red is beautiful and it reminds me that I should really be starting on my Ceylon soon...

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  20. The dress is so pretty! Lady in Red, indeed! My first visit.

    Adin B
    http://itssewtasticmama.blogspot.com/2010/04/green-bag-ladys-40th-earth-day-freebie.html

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  21. the dessserts are outrageous! YUMMMY!
    dress is way adorable too!

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  22. FABULOUS dress...omg. I love it in red! It looks fantastic! I love the image of you taking pins out in the tube on the way to the wedding...sounds like something I would do :-)

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  23. Your dress turned out beautifully! There is something so mood-elevating about wearing a red dress.

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  24. That looks like a fun wedding!

    Found you through Wardrobe Refashion. BEAUTIFUL dress. Nice job!

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  25. That dress is gorgeous!! Such a stunning color on you. And those treats? Straight out of Alice in Wonderland! Amazing.

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  26. The Ceylon dress always looks so great, and this is no different! Gorgeous!

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  27. Looks really gorgeous on you - and such cute sleeves. Lovely work!

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  28. Wow amazing work your stuff is wicked! It's Bianca from fish salon!

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  29. i really have to say i love this dress, it is so incredible beautiful and u really can be proud of it!!! i´m looking forword now seeing new dresses from you ;)

    love and kiss,mary

    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com

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  30. Your dress is beautiful!

    I'm here via the Colette blog post which featured your other Ceylon dress (also gorgeous!).

    The idea of family and friends baking and creating the food and decorations for a wedding is great. A lovely way to add personal touches (and, dare I say it, cut costs).

    Also, my daughter is Tilly! (Matilda).

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  31. This is amazingly beautiful on you, you sure you didn't outshine the bride that day? Great job. I just found you today via Colette's blog. You are one talented lady and the clothes you make fit well on you especially your latest 'blue rainbow' dress (that's what I like to call it!).

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  32. Hai.This dress is very pretty and i love red

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  33. I wish there where more photos of the wedding! It looks like the most interesting wedding Ive ever seen!

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