Hem and Haw Refashioned Doily Pocket Dress

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This is the story of a little white dress with tiny little black dots, purchased sometime last year from Salvos for $5, labeled Hem & Haw, which is not a brand I am familiar with, nor one that I am able to research on the net?

With an elasticated waistline, she fit so well, except for her nasty sleeve elastic - far too tight, and very uncomfortable. Gone are the days where I bid farewell to an outfit from an op-shop because it does not fit, I knew I could sort out her sleeves somehow.


Firstly, I unpicked those sleeves and ditched them, replacing with my own DIY sleeves, made with fabric from my stash, using alternative fabric inside for a different look.



New sleeve, without elastic

New sleeves

Hem & Haw dress does not have any pockets. This is fine, but really, a Mum needs at least one pocket..to dump the car keys in whilst getting sprout in and out the car, or mobile phone whilst running around the park, that kind of thing. Inspired by clever crafter and blogger Wipster and her doily pocket that's exactly what I've included on Hem & Haw dress. A pocket made from an embroidered doily I purchased from the op shop for 70c:


Ok so its a little bit "Little House on the Prairie" ....

Image c/o Almighty Dad




::Doily Pocket Dress :: 


14 comments:

else seven said...

Now that I LOVE. So very cute. Can't wait to get to the opshops now I am home. Wooohooo.

nais said...

love it. the sleeve touch and the doily pocket make it such a lovely revamp. go you!

PJ said...

it's cute. Can I send you all my illfitting op shop purchases to fix?! Pretty please?!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty & totally individual. I agree with you about pockets...the necessity (& luxury) of "hands free"

Mary Wilkinson said...

Looks really great! Way to go, love the re-use/upcycling of items!

Dogstar Bazaar said...

Fantastic, love it.

secondhandaddiction said...

Adorable! And perfect on you!

Becca said...

This is seriously cute! Love the pocket and new sleeves :)

RosMari Brand said...

Haha. It's adorable even if it leans towards being Little House on the Prairie. That's decent show, I used to watch it with my Grandma. Good memories. :D

hed said...

This might be my favorite thing you have made so far-it's stunning!

PS GOT YOUR POSTCARD! YAY!

hed

Kylie C said...

Hi Erica

Thanks for your comment on my blog - I don't know how I've missed yours until now! Wow! You do some really amazing stuff!

I only jumped on the sewing bandwagon late last year, so I'll be taking much inspiration from your projects. ;)

K

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Really this is something classic and beautiful

Erica Louise said...

Sorry, I just deleted a comment on here by mistake, whoever it was - thank you for your nice comment x

Garden Seed said...

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