Saturday, 26 November 2011

A bit on the side

Here's a couple of designs I have been working on alongside the dress project the past couple of weeks.
First a dress much like the one I made for Cheryl, but with a small adjustment. Kick pleats in the front with white lining...

And matching outfits for cousins Veronica and baby Moo...

They are gonna look so cute this summer!
On a side note, week 9 of a dress a week til christmas is still up for grabs. GET IN THERE!!!

Week 8 complete... almost

A saucy number for sexy Sam...
Is she going to be the best dressed gal at Retrofest next year? or are more of you Mystery Creek ladies going to get on board the foxy-dress-train? Week 9 is still currently looking for a friend...

Friday, 25 November 2011

A dress a week til christmas - Week 9

Hello everyone! Welcome to week 9 of a dress a week til christmas! I'm a little excited about this week, the fabric has a little christmassy feel to it, and these designs are inspired by some of the vintage patterns I have (thanks Grandma!)
So here is this weeks fabric...
Rosey red with a black background, a cotton fabric with a slightly silky feel. Would be great for summer, nice and light.
And here's the designs...

1. Peasant style top with fitted middle and full skirt

Pretty much just like the picture, a nice style for picnics in the park on a hot summer afternoon.

2. Boat neck with pleat detail, full skirt

Sleevless boat-neck style, with a pleat detail around the neckline in front. Full skirt at knee length.
And last but not least...

3. Shirt style dress with sleeves, full skirt
A total winner if you are after the 50's housewife style. I have a sleevless version of this myself it's probably one of my favourites in my collection. I'm thinking contrast fabric for the collar and sleeve turn up's, most likely black.

So there it is, week 9 is underway! First person to email me at with which style they like can have it made up to their measurements for only $45. I know which one is my favourite I can't wait to see which is yours!

P.S: photos of week 8 coming very shortly, plus some other projects I have been working on lately.

P.S.S: are you loving the better quality photos? I sure am! Now just need to hijack some babes to dress up and take photos of. You know who you are.... look out.... hahaha

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Where have all my clothes gone?

That's right, where have all the dresses from a-dress-a-week-til-christmas gone? I have photos of Lauren in her creation from week 1...but I am up to week 8?! Now go on, be a good girl and get someone to snap you in your frock and send it my way,

xoxo Jenna

P.S: Back in action with a new laptop AND camera, be prepared to be spammed with blog posts this week!

Friday, 18 November 2011

A dress a week til Christmas - week 8

First things first, I am trying to blog from my iPod because I have no laptop anymore. Sorry if this turns out a little confusing, hope you can follow along.
This weeks fabric is a stretch cotton in a fabulous grey/white/black tiger print. Super fun!
Here's the descriptions for the designs:

1. Halter with gathered front.
A pretty plain design, don't think you really need too much going on with this fabric!

2. Cap sleeve, button front
Cute style similar to a navy and white dress I have myself. Mock buttons on the front, probably in black.

3. Button front, contrast trim.
A returning style, I really think this one would look fab in the cat print, with black trim at the top and black buttons.

First person to email me ( with which design they like can have it made up to their measurements for only $45! Score!

Week 7 complete!

For Kate, my mate, who in this dress, will make a very hot date...

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Week 7 update

This weeks dress is looking pretty swell!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Week 6 dress done!

Coming your way Cheryl! Week 7 has gone to Kate, she chose design 1. Keep watching for progress!

Friday, 11 November 2011

A dress a week til christmas - Week 7

Welcome all to week 7! to find out how this works check out this page, oherwise lets get this underway.
Here is the fabric for this week...
It's a cotton seersucker fabric. A little more heavy than a regular gingham fabric, no stretch at all.
I'm excited for these designs this week, they are all pretty fun!

1. Tie front halter with cutout
I actually had a dress like this in red gingham not so long ago. The centre ties up leaving a little cutout just under the boobs (saucy darling!). Thin halter straps, full skirt.

2. Peasant style top, full skirt
I went through a phase in high school of making peasant tops non stop. So super cute, cowboy boots and hat optional.  Ha.

3. Button up front

The button would be just for decoration, and I picture the little fold over part up the top in white. Swing skirt this time, would look cute with a little white belt too.

There's this weeks collection, first person to email me ( with which style they like can have it made up to their measurements for only $45!
Don't hesitate, I'm pretty sure this ones gonna go fast. Picutres of last weeks dress coming soon.

Laurens dress

Finally! Someone sent me picutres of them in their fabulous Love Lucy creation!
Here is the gorgeous Lauren in her dress from week 1...
Thanks Lauren! you look fabulous darling!

Week 7 of the project coming in 20 mins, be ready you don't want to miss out...

Monday, 7 November 2011

Friday, 4 November 2011

A dress a week til christmas - Week 6!

Hey guys, sorry for the late post. Got carried away eating mc-nuggets at the mall.
Anywho, due to the fab response to last weeks fabric (sorry for those of you who missed out!) I went for sort of the same thing this week. Also, you may notice some of the styles repeated, just because I like them and I can.
To follow along, check out the rules here, otherwise here is this weeks fabric...
Same pattern as last week, only this week it's not chiffon. Stretch cotton this time.
And here's the designs...

1. Sweetheart neckline, cap sleeve, pencil skirt
Pretty much explains itself this one.

2: Like week 1's style, but with a pencil skirt
Okay so imagine if this red top and this skirt made a dress baby.

and 3: Pencil skirt dress from week 2
One that didn't make it last time, but i think would make a swell dress in the polka dot.

So there we have it, week 6. First person to email me ( with which design they like can have it made up to their measurements for only $45.

p.s: sorry photos of last weeks design coming tomorrow. I can only handle one post on this super slow computer.