Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Finally: The Dress That I Made...

This weekend was very hectic but I had a fantastic time partying with some lovely friends at the Wendy House in Leeds. I love the Wendy House, it is a great club night full of truly unique people! It's a great place for dressing up and I have been planning my outfit for the last couple of months! Having taken some inspiration from 50's pin-up I took to my sewing machine and created this dress. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see more on how I made it!
These photos were taken a little too late in the evening hence the smudged lipstick and shiny face! Though you get the picture! The fingernails are not my own, but I took some inspiration from Dita Von Teese, let me know in the comments if you would like to see how I did them!
Here I am demonstrating that no dance floor is complete without glowsticks!  
At this point I have to talk about my lovely friends and their outfits, here is Em, This dress is just gorgeous the photo does not do it justice, the colour is beautiful, it is a rich sexy purple with a black velour pattern.
Here are my lovely friends Bx and Ruth, they are modelling amazing matching Gothic Lolita dresses all the way from Japan. The patterns on the hem are tea and cakes which are fantastic! They both have matching bows and collars (although it was a little hot in the club for them, they were adorable!) I also think the tights are very cool.
Here's a beginning of the evening photograph and although the colour isn't great it shows the shape of the dress really well. The stockings are from Ann Summers and finished off the outfit really well. They are a large and actually were the perfect size, they held up to an entire evening of dancing and the quality is amazing, they didn't pull or run and the re-in forced feet are so sexy!

Dress Made by me!
Shoes @ New Look
Cadi @ New Look
Bag @ Moschino
Belt @ Next
Stockings @ Ann Summers
Necklace @ New Look (couple of years ago)
Earings @ New Look 
Flower @ Claire's Accessories
Bracelet @ Accessorise


  1. yauuuuuza!!! :) wow, you look great! so impressed that you made this amazing dress! so well done, and also, love your stockings hon :)

    <3 Anika

  2. This is Amazing, wow! Yes please share how u made the dress.

  3. Wendy! You look SO HOT RIGHT THERE omigosh! xxx

  4. The dress is absolutely amazing! It looks so professional and you look gorgeous.

  5. That dress is so amazing! You look lovely!

  6. I tried to comment on this last night but computer failed. You look SOOOO pretty! And the dress looks beautifull made, well done!

    Lauren xx
    Pocket Rocket

  7. You are super dipper talented! That dress is a-ma-ZING!!! I also love the dresses your friends are wearing! As you say in Japanese "Chou kawaii!" (soo cute!)

  8. Love this dress, love the vintage feel, love it!

  9. The dress looks so well-made! If I took to the sewing machine, I'll sew my fingers along with the dress. Super wonderful dress and you look gorgeous!

  10. GORGEOUS!! Great job!! You really rock the look!

    x Mavy

  11. Thanks for all the great comments! I have just posted a follow up post with some details on how I made this dress.