Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm Feeling Creative!

It's no secret this season that everyone is going mad for velvet, myself included. So far the only velvet things I own are hair accessories & bags. I saw these gorgeous dresses by TBA at ASOS, with their huge collars & lovely colours. Unfortunately, as well as being out of my price range (£150 each), they only go up to a size 14:(

Collars, esp peter pan collars, are also one of my favourite things this season. I just bought this beaded one, also from ASOS. Then my mind started thinking about making my own velvet dress. I ended up buying 4 metres of dark green velvet off eBay, which I plan to turn into my very own lovely version of the dress above. I plan to wear it with my new collar, getting the statement look.

Here's a really rough drawing of what I hope it will look like. I will probably start making this as soon as the velvet arrives (I only ordered it last night), because I am so excited! I really want a velvet dress this season, & if the plus size retailers won't cater for my desires, I will have to create them myself. Fngers crossed it will turn out okay - secretly kind of dreading the sleeves, because I've only ever done sleeves once, & never puff sleeves. Hehe!

20 comments:

  1. That'll be so pretty! If I still had my good sewing machine I'd be so tempted to do this too!

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  2. It looks like it will be fab wish I could do stuff like that. Just out of interest did you see/like the Blue velvet dress from the Beth Ditto collection?

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  3. Sarah - I did see it. I thought it was cute, but I wasn't really keen on the sleeves. I also want something more girly & less glam:P

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  4. Did you see the green velvet dress on ASOS??

    This one - http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Curve-Jersey-Velvet-2-In-1-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1177107&cid=10528&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Green

    I've got it and love it.

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  5. Laura - I did see it. Haha I really should have specified that every velvet dress on UK plus size shops I've either tried & dislike, or just aren't my style. I did actually buy the green dress, but sent it back because I didn't like the skirt shape on me. It's the closest thing I've seen to what I want though, but I wish the bodice was velvet too.

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  6. I literally LOVE Peter Pan collars, and beaded ones are just too adorable for words!
    Your dress is going to look lovely! :)

    x

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  7. i can't wait to see how this turns out! i'm sure it will be lovely.

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  8. that's so awesome! as a girl who also makes most of her plus size dresses herself, I'm super excited about this. have fun making it!

    I find velvet a pain in the a*s to sew. a tip: add extra seam allowance and make sure to serge all raw edges. I made a velvet skirt once and it made me crazy *lol* but in the end it was very pretty :)

    can't wait to see the outcome :)

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  9. Sucks that you haven't been able to find a dress you like! I'm looking foreward to seeing the finished product, though! Good luck:=)

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  10. I have also resorted to making a dress because I couldn't find one like it anywhere! It has turned out well! I will post piccies soon. Good luck, it will be amazing given your awesome creativity!

    wendy

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  11. Aw man, Ive been looking for the perfect velvet + peter pan collar dress combo. Ive thought about making my own but I don't think I am THAT savvy with a sewing machine yet! That collar is super delicious!Good luck

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  12. Good luck with the sewing. I can't wait to see the finished article.

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  13. I'm trying so very, very hard to be a fan of velvet, but peter pan collars are to die for.

    I can't wait to see the finished result - the drawing alone is gorgeous!

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  14. Will look pretty good! I love the collar and the colour! :)

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  15. What a great idea! I really cannot wait to see the final product.

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  16. Wish I could sew! Is it easy enough to find patterns in size 22-24?

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  17. So cute, I too have been searching for the the perfect velvet dress for me, since its a trend that I loved when I was younger and I'm so happy its coming back. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  18. What a beautiful dress! :) lovely xx
    http://citygirldiariesec1.blogspot.com/

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  19. I can't wait to see it! I'm dreaming of velvet too, lately...

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