...There was a girl named Alex. She found a rather amazing Beatrix Potter duvet cover (originally a curtain from the looks of things) in a charity shop. She wanted to make it into a frock but alas she was scared of patterns. Weirdly, hopelessly scared of them. All those lines and little triangles and baffling instructions that went along the lines of "on wrong side, pin one piece of seam binding to each back section, centering over lower large circle" made her head boggle. Luckily she had a fairy godmother to call on in the form of Char.
Two days filled with much honking (don't ask), much removing Oscar from his new favourite sleeping spot on top of the pattern pieces, much letting out of the side seams on the frock when it turned out not to fit over Alex's arse, much patient explaining on Char's part, a LOT of coffee and cake and, lo and behold! A frock was created!
And she lived happily ever after with it, safe in the knowledge that it fitted better and looked less wrinkled in real life than in the photos, and also that she could sort of sew a little now. But patterns still made her a bit boggly.
Jemima Puddleduck under the boobs.
Mrs Tiggywinkle and Peter Rabbit on the skirt
and an unidentified mouse. There are also some guinea pigs on there. Not quite sure why.
Frock - handmade
Cardi - Gap (was originally about 6 inches longer but someone put it in the tumble dryer)
Shoes - New Look
"Once Upon A Time" Ring - MerCurios
Necklace - Accessorize