Thursday, 7 May 2015

Spring for Cotton - Final Dress

Finally I have finished my outfit for Spring for Cotton!
It has taken a lot of hard work, but it turned out better than I could ever have dreamed! I wore it to Hyde park to take some pictures on the most gloriously sunny day.

The shoulder ties are absolutely adorable!!!

The floral print is exactly what I was looking for. It reminds me of Chinese Blue and White porcelain.

I wore it with a tulle petticoat underneath for these pictures, but it looks equally beautiful without, just more floaty.

What you can't see in these pictures is how soft this light cotton lawn is - SUPER SOFT!!
I kept running my hands down the skirt all day!

After all of that posing, I laid on the grass in Hyde park and dozed in the sunshine, listening to Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens. What a glorious day!

I love it when something looks just as good on the inside as the outside, it seems so indulgent and luxury! (Doesn't usually happen when I make stuff for myself, but no staples or double sided sticky tape in this dress -Yay!!) This is also my second vintage pattern pledge garment this year, so I need to get a move on and sew, sew,sew!!!

A BIG well done to everyone who took part in Spring for cotton this year.
The outfits are amazing!




  1. My dear, you absolutely, positively gorgeous! What a classic, elegant, feminine frock! Hand on my heart, after passing a small one in the (somewhat) nearby town of Vernon, I said to Tony that we should do a shoot one of these days with a fountain, as we haven't done so to date. Seeing how lovely these shots are, I want to do one all the more. Thank you for the great inspiration!

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* You totally remind me of Anita Ekberg in these photos.

    1. I will keep an eye out for your fountain shoot, you always look so very flawless!

  2. This dress is so beautiful - you must be so pleased with how it's turned out! It looks perfect on you :) and agree with Jessica, shots by a fountain are a really good idea. We'll all be doing it next ;)

    1. Thank you. The fountain was an unexpected location I found whilst wondering around, I was surprised it worked so well.

  3. Hello,Ciao Christina...first time here and enjoyed the visit as You have a great & interesting Blog and Your Style is Fabolous and Creative....Congrats this outfit is so so so pretty! ...Yes,You're right the colour reminds the Chinese Blue and White porcelain and it blend at perfection with Your stunning complexion...Fabolous Outfit!
    You created a charming work of Art...cheers!
    greetings,ciao ciao

    1. Thank you so much for your compliments. I'm glad you enjoyed having a look at my vintage creations. it is such an honour to share my accomplishments with others who appreciate them.