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I've used a school photo as my inspiration. In the 60's, everyone seemed to be wearing floral shifts, either with or without sleeves. I've used some fabric that has a 'Mary Quant' type motif (I was going to use it for my V&A meet dress but I've since found something more suited to the 50's) to make my own modern day version and I'm also pleased to have been able to use something from the lovely 'travelling lace' envelope sent to me by Amanda D - no doubt she'll recognise the ric rac! I'm sure I'll find this dress useful for messing around in this coming summer - think it'll look good with a denim jacket I have. Note the white sandals! I realise that my mum always used to dress me in these in the summer ....

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Comment by Cathe on April 17, 2011 at 9:11am
So-so cute! The ric-rac is such a nice touch, adds to the delight of your pose and adorable dress! Well done!
Comment by charlotte tilley on April 17, 2011 at 11:02am
Diane you look amazing! What a great dress - it really works. You look like you are having fun. (and well done on the early notions inclusion!)
Comment by Judy Roberson on April 17, 2011 at 2:01pm

 I love the picture.. The hula hoop...just brought back memories of  my childhood.. So much fun.. [But, I doubt, I could keep the hoop up now.ha].

 Your dress is adorable..My favorite color..and I like the ric rack around the neck..Great idea..Great job.

Comment by Rachel Pinheiro on April 17, 2011 at 2:22pm
I love your picture ... so much fun . Dress is great
Comment by oonaballoona on April 17, 2011 at 3:41pm
i love this freaking picture! denim will rock with this. awesome awesome challenge dress!
Comment by Debbie on April 17, 2011 at 4:23pm
Go with the hula hoop! I love this dress, red & white are favourites, and the ric rack trim is perfect - love it!
Comment by Jen on April 17, 2011 at 9:10pm
you big kid! you look like you're having a ball. Dress is perfect - fab fabric.
Comment by charlotte powell- brooks on April 18, 2011 at 12:09am
love it! the dress is great, I think I had a lot of white sandles too.
Comment by margueritedesigns on April 18, 2011 at 1:59am
Aw thanks all - I had so much fun doing this, even though I got the neckline wrong at one stage (nearly became a UFO!). But I persevered and it all came right!
Comment by Lee Fulton on April 18, 2011 at 10:03am
What a happy photo and dress! The white sandals are a nice touch-- they always remind me of little girls.


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