Sunday, December 13, 2015

my dottie angel frock

 


You know who dottie angel is, don't you? She lives over at mossy shed and has the most beautiful crafty life. Here's a little video to introduce you: Click HERE Please
I have been looking for a frame idea to create the turquoise bead chandelier, this could work!  Faux chandelier made from lampshade innards:
THE Tif Fussell
 
I've admired Tif Fussell for an awfully long time. You can find her on Instagram @dottieangel. So when I found out that she had created a pattern of her famous dottie angel frock for Simplicity Patterns, I was first in line. In fact, this may be one of the few sewing patterns that I've bought lately for which I actually paid full price. That is how much I love this girl!
the frock
 

the pattern


a  classic dottie angel pose
dress ~ made by me
neck-hiding turtle neck ~ J Crew
leggings ~ Capezio
orthopedic clogs ~ Yes!!! Effing ORTHOPEDIC CLOGS! ~ Merrell

This project was lots of fun and very easy to make. I used some plaid that I found in the discount bin. I think it may have been school uniform fabric which makes me very happy.
And I recycled the plaid for the pockets and tie from THIS dress.
I raised the neckline both front and back and replaced dottie angel's adorable apron pockets with plain old square connie snow pockets.
That's what I like about this pattern, it is super simple to personalize.
my ever increasing backside all tied up with a bow!
ah..the joys of middle age
 
THANK YOU SO MUCH TIF. I LOOOOOVE MY FROCK!!!!
And speaking of things that I Love,
because I subscribe to the New York Times,
I received a Google Cardboard NYT/VR.
Virtual Reality. My Favorite Kind of Reality These Days. Click HERE for the details.
I am completely Bonkers over this thing. It is Exquisitely Trippy.
 In fact, sometimes I actually trip while looking at it.
 Wish I could let you in on it but you'll just have to either come over to my house or get your own.
Thank you New York Times and Google.



Well....I think that is Quite Enough of moi en plaid for one day.
Therefore.....
 
I'm heading over to Patti's Visible Monday to see what the kids are up to over there.
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And even though this has nothing to do with Anne's 52 Pick-me-up prompt of green acorn I'm going to visit her as well just cuz I like her so darn much.

43 comments:

  1. Never enough of tu en plaid! I LOVE your dotty angel frock and I'm going to get me one! xx

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  2. I absolutely love this, Connie, and you look radiant, as always!!! :)

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  3. Hi - just found your blog. Absolutley delightful! Started following you on Instagram too.
    Laurie

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  4. I see why you love Tif. I watched the video with a smile. So whimsical. Delightful is the word I'll use...simply delightful, as you are, Connie. You've got me curious about the app.

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  5. Ooh! School uniform plaid never looked so cool!
    I loove that last shot of you looking all trippy. Sounds like a cute gadget.
    Well done you for your sewing, and thanks for the recommendation.
    BTW in my book clogs are übercool.
    Love you! Xo Jazzy Jack

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  6. I can't get that video to load but your frock is fab, (I admire anyone who can sew, I'm crap at it)....I'm a fan of tartan.
    Bet those effing orthopedic clogs are dead comfy?

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  7. That is a fabulous little dress, made your way! You look lovely. And I have to get me one of those VR thingies, thanks for the tip!

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  8. well made my dear!!!
    saw this pattern made on other blogs - and must say your version is my fav! love your posing! hugs! xxxxxx

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  9. Ah, this is brilliant my lovely!!!!!! THANK YOU for posting such gorgeousness! I LOVE tartan/plaid, plus DRESS WITH POCKETS and you being utterly cute!!!!!!!!x

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  10. I love your frock more than the inspiration and you look so effing cute in it, too! The contrasting pockets rock! I've never bought a new pattern before but I think I'd be tempted with that beaut!
    I thought that gadget was a joke. Velcro, cardboard googles & hey ho, virtual reality. I'm such a Luddite that i don't even have a smart phone. xxx

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    1. Not too much of a Luddite. After all you do have a blog. An awesome blog.

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  11. Clever Connie , such a great little dress , love the plaid and those pockets.

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  12. Adorable! And isn't it fun to say 'dottie angel frock' - makes me smile just to say the phrase.

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  13. Oooh Connie - I LOVE it! That plaid is soo perfect on you!
    I followed Tif back when she was blogging - couldn't follow to Instagram though as I don't have a smart phone. In fact I started making little pennant strings because of her!
    I was thinking of getting that pattern - hmmm, maybe I should try, too! You're inspiring me!! xox

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  14. You are just so lovely, I want to squeeze you! That is a gorgeous dress, Connie, I love the contrasting pockets and you look just fab! I am desperate to have time and energy for some sewing - maybe over Christmas? Nah, who am I kidding, I'll be too busy stuffing my face and getting drunk, ha! xxx

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  15. Oooh, plaid-you know how I love the stuff. You did a beautiful job sewing it up, and you look completely lovely in it. I'm rather devoted to Merrell for hiking boots and snow mocs, so I'm sure the clogs are ace-they look perfectly fashionable.

    I would toss my cookies if I looked through that NYT virtual reality thingee.

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  16. Oooh, plaid-you know how I love the stuff. You did a beautiful job sewing it up, and you look completely lovely in it. I'm rather devoted to Merrell for hiking boots and snow mocs, so I'm sure the clogs are ace-they look perfectly fashionable.

    I would toss my cookies if I looked through that NYT virtual reality thingee.

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  17. How fun! A "you" made dress is the best made. You look plaidtastic.

    That NYT/VR would make me sick in an instant.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  18. Love your hand crafted frock, it is very very nice! I loved the video, I hope she writes and narrates an audio book, I am captivated by both her story and her voice.
    I subscribe to the times but do not have that cool and trippy gadget which has had me all a twitter since I saw this shot on Instagram. Hmmm. Maybe I have to learn to sew then I can get one.?
    Always a smile on my face after reading your posts.
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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  19. How clever are you whipping up your very own dotty angel dress and ever adopting a dotty angel dress pose like a true professional!! I think the plaid fabric worked like a dream, in a dotty angel dream of course. Cannot remember the last time I purchased a new pattern let alone one at full price. They are so expensive here.

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    1. Oh Yeah. Patterns are expensive here, too. And the newer ones aren't usually near as inspiring as the older ones.

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  20. Love it! It looks a treat, really luverely. You have spurred me to finish my owm Dottie frock which is laying in pieces in my pile ready to be sewn.
    I have a soft spot for Dottie, I wish she'd come back to bloggiing.
    I have the same Merrell shoes! They are sooooo comfy and I know that the clog loving Dottie would approve!xx

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    1. Somehow I just knew that you were a fellow clunky comfy shoe lover.

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  21. I came across Dottie Angel on Facebook - I think she lives near Seattle, but she's a Brit, right?

    I love your frock - the pattern mix, and the tunic-type styling, and the square Connie Snow pockets! In fact, that's just what I've been wanting to have. If I can face sewing, maybe I'll do one myself. Thanks for the inspiration, Ms. Snow!

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    1. Yes. That's right. I think she lives near Carnation, WA. Do you know where that is?

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  22. I love this frock and I want one ... no I need one ... pronto.
    xx

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    1. A dottie angels have red hair frock!

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  23. You look great in your Dottie Angel frock, so cute and really nice choice of fabric. I'm suddenly very keen on tartan/plaid. Don't know where it's come from. It looks like the kind of pattern you could use again and again, so worth spending a bit more on. She has a lovely house and she used to have an airstream caravan which was gorgeous. I admire her creativity and energy. Now I'm all for this virtual reality you talk of, not least because you can access it from your bed, but I didn't actually understand that cardboard/phone experience. It's possible I am a little thick, dear Connie. Xxxx

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    1. You are not thick at all. The cardboard thingy showed up with my Sunday New York Times and it sat around for weeks before I finally figured out what it was. I am rather slow on the uptake when it comes to technology.

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  24. ooo,ooo you dottie angel you. I luv it. I have the pattern too, but it's still brand spanking new. A lovely rendition you've created, and with matching nail polish, I see. The color of snow.
    I liked you ancestral dress too. Checks, plaids, b&w... How's Phoebe and Lola Lou coming along?

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    1. Phoebe and Lola Lou are hanging out in the craft closet just waiting for a call.

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  25. I haven't the faintest idea of what you're talking about, but I do know this: that is the best article of clothing I've ever seen in my life. I propose we invent a culture where women wear that all the time. Every day.

    And I had the luck/privilege of demonstrating Google cardboard at the museum's last "After Dark" event. Of course, I had to learn (fast) how to use a smart phone first. Cool, isn't it. We used a roller coaster ride in Osaka.

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    1. Finally someone who understands how crazy/wonderful this thing is.

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  26. It is a lovely frock and you have personalized it with those big pockets ... you are the only person I know who looks great also wearing orthopedic slippers!! :-)

    Have a wonderful and sweet Christmas!

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  27. You're so cute, I love it!! Happiest of New Year's to you beauty Xx

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  28. AWWW you look SO CUTE and retro doll dear :) I wish you a lucky happy 2016 with lots of fun stuff to come!

    HUGS Maria

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  29. Hello my lovely! I hope you are well.xxx

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  30. You have such a magnificent joie de vivre, dear Connie. I always leave your blog in a smile. Thank you so much for being the wonderful you that you are.

    Many hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  31. Oh my goodness! I am so happy that I went back and visited this post. I am writing down the pattern number and looking for that pattern this week. Thank you !!! I love it!
    Do I sound excited . . . yes I am !!!
    Have a lovely day.
    Connie :)

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