Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Weinies Weinies Everywhere!
Printed all over my dress :)
I love spending hours in the massive craft stores in the US. It's art waiting to happen! I got this "Weinie dogs in Sweaters" material from a craft store that specializes in a wide variety of fabrics. There are tons of ready made pretty floral dresses out there. As much as I myself adore roses and daisies, the quirky part of me is drawn to the novelty fabric section. Usually, fabrics from this section are used to make quilts, pillow cases and house decor, etc. So not for dresses.
I say pfft to that! I don't see why I can't make Scarlett proud and wear what some people use to make curtains.
I am not a pro at my own sewing machine yet, unfortunately. So, I got a very lovely young lady to make this dress for me based on a rough sketch and ideas from dresses I already loved. She charges way less than some of the places I approached in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. They wanted to charge me rm150-200 plus my own material. Erm, WUT?!
Anyhoo, this dress combines all my favourite dress details. Halter neck. Sweetheart neckline. Waistband. Smocked back. Flared skirt.
Hmmm...I originally wanted to say that this makes me purr but I realize this is a doggy dress. Bah.
Fabric: JoAnn Fabrics - US$3.50/yard
Shiny flats: Payless Shoes - $10
Heart drop earrings: Hot Topic - US$4.50
Seamstress: Christa (pst me for info!)