Monday, September 15, 2014

A cherry dress for Mezz.


So I mentioned in my last post that i'd be back soon to share this dress I made. But it's not soon, it's been a while..again..sorry! We are busy unpacking boxes in our new home in between everyday normal activities so I have just not found the time to do this. But right now, I'm tired, and sitting on my built bed (we've been sleeping on the floor for the past 2 weeks!!!)and feel like blogging.

So, it was Mezz's 30th birthday a few weeks ago and I wanted to make her a dress. One covered in cherries.. If your wondering who Mezz is, she's my sister in law, and co creator of the little mag we make, Hundreds and Thousands

I had opshopped a cherry tablecloth about 2 years ago and knew it needed to be made into something for Mezz, but my dress making skills were not great then, so aren't we all glad she didn't turn 30 a couple of years ago, as we may have had a wardrobe malfunction!

I made it with a gathered skirt, elastic waist and added some bright red lacy trim around the arms and hem.

I'm really happy with this dress. I'm a big fan of dresses with matching belts, so made a belt to go with it as well. I've seen Mezz wearing it a couple of times so that makes me pretty happy!

Yayyy, here she is wearing it!

I'm really enjoying making this style dress and have started selling them at Unwind Craft Cafe and making custom orders.

I plan to be organised and set up an online shop with the fabrics available for dress and skirt orders, so stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!


  1. It's very cute! What a thoughtful present.

  2. Oh it's so cute ands who'd have thought it'd be upcycled from a table cloth. I bet it'll get plenty of wear with the warmer days arriving. x