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Cotton and Chalk’s Rosie Dress – My Wedding Guest Outfit!

Hello lovely people! Hope you’re enjoying the Bank holiday sunshine for a change if you live in the UK!

The Kendall clan had visited London for the Weekend for Rachel and Jo’s Wedding which was held yesterday.

Here’s a few pics from Saturday whilst we had the afternoon to explore.

For tea, we ended up in Camden Town where we had the most amazing Thai food we had ever eaten and loved the vibrant atmosphere!

Now for my wedding outfit I decided wanted a bit of retro vibe and going through my stash of patterns, I came across the lovely Cotton and Chalk’s Rosie Dress which was a freebie from issue 17 of Simply Sewing but you can buy the pattern here.



The Rosie Dress is a beautiful 1940s-inspired tea dress with an elegant V-neck, flattering under bust waist inset and a pretty gathered skirt. So it definitely ticked all the boxed of what i wanted for my outfit!

Now i’m glad that i made a toile, as ive not used a Cotton and Chalk Pattern before as i cut out a medium as i was inbetween the size measurements but it was too big and I needed to make a narrow back adjustment too. So i ended up cutting a Size Small and making the narrow back adjustment by 1cm at each side and it fitted perfectly.

Now for some reason i ended up misplacing my neck facing pieces for the life of me i dont know what ive done with them but thankfully i had my thinking cap on and to add some pops of red to my navy polka dot dress i decided to use red bias binding to finishing the neckline and the sleeves.

Now ive had some red piping in my stash from goodness where and thought itd be great to add some detailing to the waist band.

Now this is a great dress to make, i love the detail to the sleeves of where it’s gathered rather than just left to it.

Now of course, moi wearing it!

Then if you don’t follow me on Instagram (I’m the_mrsk_06) I was posting pics throughout the day, my particular fav photo of the day was when the prosecco and macaroon fairy had been, it made my day as well as my cousin getting married 😂


Congratulations Rachel and Jo!! Xx



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