Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Mahalo Girls Dress - I promise this will be the last Laurel for a while :)

You would think that I only owned one pattern these days so since this is my 5th version I figure I should refrain from making another Laurel dress for the for-see-able (I don't know how you type that?) future!

This is my Alexander Henry Mahalo Girls version (Have a look at my others here).
.  I mentioned in my last post that we had taken delivery of these in work a couple of weekends ago.  Well this print has now pretty much sold out and the others aren't far behind.  I absolutely love it!

I wore this dress for day 7 of MeMadeMay '13 as it was lovely and sunny in Glasgow, which makes a change.  We had rain yesterday on the bank holiday and it's been rather grey lately so today's sunshine was an excuse to wear this dress.  Apparently it's not to last and the weather is to be bad again tomorrow so I'm making the most of this dress today.

I made few alterations to the pattern, too about 4cm out of the front and used a 2cm seam allowance which I feel makes it fit me better.  Again I had to play about with the back neckline and put in darts to shape it more neatly.
hoping this picture kind of shows what I mean by back neckline dart!

Since it was pretty straight forward it only took me a couple of hours to get it sewn up.  I'm all for quick patterns these days :)

In other news, I've been much better this week, thanks to those who wished me well.  I'm hoping not to get floored by back pain again any time soon! Ha!  Now that I'm officially finished uni until the 23rd September I'm getting excited for my holiday to Canada in less than a month!  So that means lots of summer sewing, I'm making up easy cotton and jersey dresses to keep me comfortable.  I'm also making a mental sewing shopping list as I know I can pick up bits and pieces much cheaper over there than I can here.  Any fabric shopping tips would me most welcome, I'll be in the 'Golden Horseshoe' area.  We go every other year as I have a ton of family over there so I know I'll be hitting up Fabricland Niagara and a few Toronto places but I'd love some recommendations!

I've got a few other projects to get photo's taken of and they'll be up here ASAP!  I've also been getting on well with MMM13.  I've not been documenting daily, but posting my favourites on Instagram.  How are y'all getting on with the challenge?


  1. Love this fabric! I would never have thought to make a dress with it, but it looks great!

    1. Thanks :) I love this fabric soo much couldn't not make something wearable with it!

  2. Oooh, what a fun dress! It's so adorable! My MMM has been so boring-- every day I just wear a me-made top with jeans! I'm realizing that I only have one dress (and no skirts!) that I want to wear to work, so that's a good thing to realize, I guess.

    Congrats on finishing school! Hope you have an awesome summer!

    1. I'm mostly wearing basics as well and quickly realising that I am running out of practical outfits! Ha you better get yourself making some work appropriate skirts and dresses!


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