Fashion, sewing

And thus, an obnoxious dress was born.

23 October, 2011

An outfit photo of me, fat and pale skinned, wearing a short dress with a large retro stylised flower pattern in teal, purple and yellow, with teal leggings and brown wedge sandals. I'm standing in the backyard in front of the Hills Hoist.

Mum and I went to this new-to-us fabric store near her last week and I bought this fabulously obnoxious 70s style cotton lycra as well as some other pretty fabrics. I made it up into a version of the Burda Style Fatina Plus the other day, ordinarily a very simple pattern but my machine throws hissy fits every time I bring a stretch knit fabric near it so it took all day! I shortened the pattern and lengthened the shoulders to make some self-sleeves and now I have the best, most obnoxious, little t-shirt dress for summer.

A full length photo of me with my hands on my hips.

A full length side view photo of my outfit.

A photo of my legs and feet wearing teal leggings and brown wedge sandals.

A photo of me holding Miffy and making her little paw wave.

A collage of four black and white photos of me in various silly poses with my dress, cheeks and lips in colour.

Dress: Made by me
Teggings: Re/Dress
Shoes: New Look


The way I edited these photos reminds me of the Happy Litte Vegemites ad and with the Hills Hoist in the backyard, this post is chock full of Australiana. You ripper Rita?

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  • Michelle @buttontreelane

    Ooh! I like! Glad your machine eventually allowed you to sew your dress. Stretch sewing can be such pain!

    Also – was in re-dress NYC today and mentioned how I saw their teggings on your blog. And then I bought 2 pairs!

  • Bearlyonearth

    Stretch fabric can be a total pain in the ass if you dont have an overlock machine. Im lazy to the bone, so if I do knits, I sew only what I have to and leave the edges raw because they wont run! 

  • Wow, that dress is amazing. I very unironically love that print. Its so bold and cheery. :)

    http://siansfatshionrags.blogspot.com/

  • I swing by your blog pretty often, and lately I just keep coming back to this post to enjoy your pictures. That is such a fabulous dress. Plus I love your hair and your dog is cute as hell, so. 

    (You make me want to sew!)