It's always nice when you can finally see the end result of a lot of hard work. I've finally managed to get together the new batch of Verity Hope Dresses this time made from a variety of prints.
This first one is called 'Promenade Des Fleurs'.
There are oodles of tiny meadow flowers sprinkled over a forget me not blue background and the fabric is a medium weight cotton.
It's my absolute favourite shade of blue and has everything I like in a printed fabric. I only had a little bit of fabric so could only make one. It's in the Etsy shop and I'll be putting all the dresses on the website over the next few days.
Next is 'Meadow Bed'. This print reminds me of the tiny flowers scattered over the floor of a wild field. Okay I'm dreaming a bit but I love being around fields and the outdoors in general and love prints that reflect that.
It's nice to be girly and the dresses can be dressed down over jeans. Again I could only make one of these but may have enough fabric left to produce a wrap top...we'll see.
Next is a very Wintery fabric. It's made from a fine wool.
I made two of these in different sizes.
Last but not least is the cream of the crop.
My Dana Ashley Dress in a floral LIBERTY OF LONDON print.
A Dana Ashley is the same as the Verity Hope dress with the three bust darts except that it doesn't have a frill. It's more of a casual wrap over. Some one told me they using theirs as a wrap over in their dance class.
I absolutely love Liberty fabric prints. They use bright mixes of colours without being garish. I know a small shop in London where they stock rolls and rolls of past season Liberty prints. I drule over them each time I go but even though they're last seasons it's still sooo expensive. I'd love to see the warehouse where they get it all from. Better still I'd love a trip around the factory where they print it all and then be directed to their sampling section.
It's a bit strange but I'd actually love a holiday going around a load of different factories and seeing how things are made. Has anyone seen 'How It's Made' on the telly? I think it's so interesting to find out what the products we use every day have to go through. Modern machines are amazing, I remember they said it took less than a minute to produce a pair of Jeans! It was true, the Denim just shot through the machine quicker than lightning. I suppose it would have to be that fast with all the Jeans on the planet. By far the most useful item ever known to man! My favourites are Wrangler and Lee.
My new Linen arrived a few days ago in the new Winter colours so over the next weeks the dresses will be coming out along with more Bloomers...hold on to your hats and thanks for stopping by xx