Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SALE: "Alexa" dress

As Seen Here

I had enough fabric to make two of these "Alexa" dresses, one for me to keep and one for you!
It's roughly an Australian Size 8, can possibly fit a small 10. The fabric is not stretchy, however.
Measurements are as follows:

Armpit to Armpit: 43-44 cms across
Waist: 36-37 cms across
Length: 76 cms

Please measure up a fitting dress or shirt of your own to check whether it matches to your size. I am selling this dress for $65 AUD + Postage ($10 AUD express within Australia, $25 AUD Registered International Postage).


I'm sorry I haven't updated amourette much since I last took orders! At the end of semester I had originally planned to try and get to everybody's emails and make each and every one of you a dress but holidays got the better of me and I also just really needed a break from school. Now that Uni's started up again and I've realised I may have bitten off more than I can chew with the subjects that I've chosen, I've decided I'll be putting amourette on hiatus for a little while. When I have spare time here and there I'll post up a couple personal sewing projects I'm currently working on and maybe a couple dresses for sale - and try and vary the sizes a bit so that everyone's happy! - but unfortunately I won't be taking custom orders.

Thank you so much to everyone for being so patient and so supportive!

x Amie

Monday, July 5, 2010


'Making of #2'
I'm quite sure I've waxed lyrical about how much I love Alexa Chung's style but it really can't be helped in this particular post. Her now defunct show "It's On With Alexa Chung" was so keenly followed by many (particularly on TheFashionSpot forums) for all of her sartorial choices and one of the dresses she wore (Okay, that's a lie. Pretty much ALL the things she wore) caught my eye. It was a cream babydoll dress, with a pleated skirt, made from what I supposed to be some floral jacquard material that I just fell in love with. Easy to style a million ways, so simple and clean! A little internet investigation concluded that it was by Opening Ceremony, already far too pricey and alas! already sold out. This was much, much longer ago so I'd been toying around with the idea of making the dress myself, since its a pretty simple shape and finally this week of semester holidays I got around to it.
I used the same custom bodice block I drafted for my ' Anita dress and added some extra front and back darts to shape it and make it more fitted. The pleated skirt was pretty straightforward. I was really eager to finish it yesterday that I couldn't be bothered running around to different Spotlights/Lincrafts to find a matching zip (originally I wanted a cream zip with really chunky gold hardware) but all they had at my local Lincraft were plain full coloured ones. I'm still not sure whether I ruined it with the black zip, but I suppose it gives it a bit more of an 'edge'. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out, I even overlocked all the seams this time so I'll get more wear out of it. :P Usually on projects made for myself I skip over those details haha.