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Fishy business (Lonsdale Dress)

Added Sep 13, 2013

by bethmaryharley

Singapore, Singa...






My first proper Lonsdale by Sewaholic! I really enjoyed making this dress and it was actually pretty cheap to do so! I used (what I think is) a printed seersucker with tiny koi carp swimming around on it. It’s a very cool dress to wear in humid weather and I have worn it to lots of parties, weddings, and even to the beach! To read more about this dress, click here!

Material Notes

Cotton seersucker, interfacing




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Classic

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    Sep 16, 2013, 09.48 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    So pretty and absolutely perfect for the weather!

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      Sep 18, 2013, 05.27 AMby bethmaryharley

      Thank you! It’s actually a bit cold at the moment for it with all this rain…! I may at last be acclimatising!

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    Sep 16, 2013, 02.10 AMby SofiaBlake

    Cool! It looks like a very flattering pattern. I want one, too!

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      Sep 16, 2013, 03.39 AMby bethmaryharley

      You should definitely make one! It’s really quite an easy pattern and the instructions are illustrated which is great! I bet you could get some beautiful fabric in Taipei!

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    Sep 13, 2013, 02.44 PMby melodym

    The dress is too cute, the little fish are adorable. Great work!

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      Sep 14, 2013, 03.30 AMby bethmaryharley

      Thank you, melodym! The fish are great, but they were a bit of a nightmare to get swimming the same way!

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    Sep 13, 2013, 01.09 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! What a gorgeous dress and I love the fabric! Lucky you :-) The blue color suits you so well!

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      Sep 14, 2013, 03.28 AMby bethmaryharley

      Thank you very much, Ellen! I hadn’t realised I had so many blue clothes until right now! It’s lovely light fabric – I wish I’d bought more at the time! :-)

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    Sep 13, 2013, 08.29 AMby liliv-1

    I love it!! You look so cute at these pictures!

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      Sep 13, 2013, 09.32 AMby bethmaryharley

      Thank you so much! It must be all the tips everyone gave me that’ve help improve my photography! I’m trying to be relaxed like you said…! :-)

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    Sep 13, 2013, 07.13 AMby Mary Athey

    This is such a lovely dress on you, i love the fabric and lucky you finding a shop that had fabic for 60p a metre, i would’ve gone mad buying lol, sheme you can’t get to it now. i always wanted to visit tokyo hong kong and china, partly for the sighrs and partly for the fabric lol. Your blogs really good as well x

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      Sep 13, 2013, 07.19 AMby bethmaryharley

      Thank you, Mary! You’re so sweet to say such nice things (I’m blushing here!)! The fabric shop was heaven and I did go a little mad before we left (two boxes of fabric isn’t too much, is it?!) – you had to dig a bit, but you could really find some gems if you did! If you ever make it to Singapore, let me know and I will show you about! I’m very very lucky to have learnt to sew in Asia, I think the fabric is a good deal cheaper here! xx

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      Sep 13, 2013, 07.37 AMby Mary Athey

      You are so lucky, once i win the lottery i’m of on my travels lol, at the moment the futherest (is that a word?? lol) i go is spain, i love it there though. I adore fabric and i have been known to stop women and ask where they bought their dress handbag or shoes!! well if you don’t ask you don’t find out xx

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      Sep 13, 2013, 08.05 AMby bethmaryharley

      I know how lucky I am! I never imagined I’d get to see Tokyo and Singapore so you never know, you might be a lottery winner yet! I love Spain so so much too! We went to a wedding in Ibiza (and I wore this dress!) and it was pure heaven! I would love to live there one day… Great food and such lovely people! I’m sure people love it when you ask about their clothes – I would be so happy if someone asked me about mine! :-)

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      Sep 13, 2013, 08.14 AMby Mary Athey

      I plan on retireing to spain when that day comes, its always been my dream, i love ireland though and my whole familys here!! i just hate the weather x

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      Sep 13, 2013, 09.30 AMby bethmaryharley

      We said the same thing about Spain after our trip there! There will be a good community of sewists if we all do it! Ireland had beautiful weather when we visited in July (my husband is Irish so we did a little tour of the UK, Ireland and Spain last time we went home!) – I miss cold weather! ;-)

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