I had an exciting parcel today – my toile, from Ali over at Shake your Tush(https://www.facebook.com/shakeyourtush).
I was unaware of this but apparently it’s good practice for dressmakers to make a practice garment when using a new pattern. Well, I say a new pattern, this one is from the early 1950s! Anyway, they’re often made from cheap material, because sometimes multiple toiles might be made before a pattern is perfected.

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Ali doesn’t make them out of cheap fabric and I love this green rosey pattern. It’s lovely cotton and it’s even better on!

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Excuse the dark photos and mad hair – I had just got in from a heavy week!

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I’m very happy with the fit- it’s like a glove! Very excited to get my real dress. The next step is for Ali to to use this same pattern to make my dress from the vintage sheet I gave her.
I shall keep you posted. Meanwhile I need to find out how much she charges for her toiles! If we have a sunny day this weekend (looking doubtful) I quite fancy giving it an outing!

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It is with a meteorological wish I say:
It’s only vintage but I like it!

4 comments on “It’s only a Bespoke dress (update!) but I like it…”

  1. Your toile looks wonderful on you…Ali is amazing, I think I need to get her to make me a dress too! I’m very proud of her, well I would be wouldn’t I? I grew her 😉

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