Monday, 14 March 2011

Gorgeous green dress has arrived!

Hello everyone...

I was very excited to pick up my giveaway parcel from the lovely and very talented Dee from dee dee's Vintage Retro Delights this morning.

I am now the proud owner of a beautiful one of a kind green dress made from vintage fabric, sewn by Dee herself.

Thank you so much Dee it is gorgeous!! And thank you for the fairy cake card too...

The material has a lovely sparkley look to it which is quite subtle, and it is one of those dresses that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion I think... it has really inspired me to have a go at dressmaking myself and attempt to use one of the patterns that have been sitting unused on my shelf for a good few months/years!

Do take a look at Dee's blog it is full of vintage and sewing delights...

We went to Winchester for the day yesterday (only an hour from London) as we had heard very nice things about it and we wanted to celebrate the fact that we had a long weekend...

Here are some of the photos I took.. I think living in London makes you extremely appreciative of greenery/flowers/ducks/country pubs etc.

By the cathedral...

Lone duck...

Not sure if this is a swan as he looks a bit brown...

Lovely pub, they do yummy sandwiches and very nice white wine...

River next to another fab pub with an outdoor area (the sun came out too, wonderful!)

LOVE these tudor buildings...

Bought some Winchester cheese from a local producer at the Farmers Market...

This morning I had to buy a curtain rail from Argos to replace the broken one in our spare room... so to make the outing much more interesting I popped into my fave local haberdashery shop on the way...

Here are some pics of the fabric I bought..

Some colourful corduroy....

Cheerful 60's style print...

Vintage chintzy flowers printed on cotton...

Not sure what they will be used for yet but will add to my little collection..
I'm a bit worried that I might have a fabric addiction!

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone!



  1. Hi Sarah ;-)) O my it seems so strange to see my dress hanging in your house but i feel really happy and just a little bit proud ;-)) Thank you so much for doing a little post and reference to it and my blog. I can't wait to see you have a go and make something to its a lovely journey once you get started. Lovely photo's although for some reason i coundn't see your 60's fabric.. bugger ;-( Looks like you had a lovely day out. Have a great week, dee xx

  2. O No i lied i can see it now ;-)) Wow thats gorgeous what will you do with it? dee xx

  3. Certainly looks like you had a most wonderful day. Such a beautiful area. Congrats on winning such a pretty dress! Have fun with all your fabrics and have a great week. :) Tammy

  4. Your swan might actually still be a swan - just a young one. Until they are fully adult they still maintain a little of their cygnet feathers. :) Ruth

  5. Lucky you - that dress is gorgeous! Dee is so clever. Looks like you had a lovely weekend in Winchester - would I like it? (ie. any good charity shops?!)

    Don't forget I awarded you a Lieber Blog award. Oh, and there's a giveaway over at mine too - obviously you are lucky at the moment...

  6. What a lovely sparkly dress:) lucky you, that's a great giveaway win! Looks like you had a lovely weekend in Winchester too - looking at your pics makes me all nostalgic- I lived and studied there at the school of art a few years ago, such a lovely place and I have such happy memories! Wish I could go back more often:) Have a smashing week x

  7. That dress is gorgeous! Dee is a very skilled dressmaker,you are very lucky.Enjoy wearing it! :0)

  8. what fabulous fabric , and lucky you with such a great dress too! x

  9. what a gorgeous dress. Love your fabrics too x

  10. Love your green dress - you are so lucky to win it! Your pictures of Winchester are very pretty -looks as if you had a lovely time. I love your fabrics too, a nice variety of florals.
    Helen x

  11. I love all vintage clothes, enjoy your lovely green dress! Beautifil pictures of Winchester and stunning fabric too. I think I might have a slight yarn and fabric addiction going on.... great that we can appreciate this with like minded people xox

  12. I love these Winchester photos! Daffodils will be blooming soon where I am! The green dress is so pretty and you can wear it for many occasions! ~Val

  13. that dress is pure magicalness! so envious! your one lucky lady!



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