THE FROCK :: how could I not blog about the Dottie Angel frock that i stitched up for October's GINGER MINOUX photoshoot. Yes, I may have stitched it up the night before the shoot as only Type A people do, but how could i not, she went so perfectly with all of Sparky Jones October's goods.
So this frock was a dream to make actually, if you are a fan of bias binding, pockets + top stitching like myself, this pattern should definitely be on your hit list. The inside is ever so fantabulous with its bias binding + french seam finishes, that you could infact wear it inside out. But i guess thats the topnotch thing about it ... only you know how amazingly beautiful the inside is - just like as in life i guess!
And those fabrics, well story goes like this ... both the sage coloured Linen + the Liberty of London fabrics came from Spool o Thread - a dangerously amazing sewing boutique that we visited when I went on a girls trip to Vancouver a few months back. I 100% needed them, but had NO idea what i was going to make with them, yet as soon as i got the Dottie Angel simplicity pattern, decisions were made rapidly! I was initially going to make the cute tunic version, however i ended up being a smidge short on the linen, so the long dress it was, + well... i'm kinda glad. The bottom part of the dress you might recognize as the lining option for WOODLAND, which i had to carefully arrange the pattern on the last of that truffle fabric to make it work. I still have some finishing touches to do, but i'm definitely + surely going to make another outfit from Miss Dottie Angel!
THE BAG ::
OK ... so one of new features that really has me doing a little happy proud dance is .... EVERY MONTH we will be designing from scratch ... an amazing totally unique to the world ... Sparky Jones Character - that is perfectly gorgeous for everyday use.
Just kinda because every now + then ... the perfect combination of gorgeous fabrics come together, ideas swirl ... and thats when we decide to create tiny but bestest batch of unique goods. We'll make a pattern, snip + stitch until they a just what we want and then ... make just a few ... mainly for me and YOU too! Thats kinda joking but not joking - wink!
So Meet our NELL JONES Tote Bag, size /2 .... 'MADAME TRUFFLE'
Yes we did make some handsome chaps otherwise known as BOO BOO POUCHES from the same delectable fabric ... but why stop there right! 3 beautiful NELL JONES tote bags were designed to be, so usefully adorable that you just want to put on a gorgeous outfit + head to the streets to show her off! She is now available in our NEW ONLINE SHOP with 4 beautiful trimming colours BUT remember to order ASAP as shipping deadlines for the festive season are looming + these lovelies take 2 weeks to stitch up! EKKKkkks, i'm not ready!