Thursday, 12 January 2012

Toile de Jouy Fooey

I have had this 1950s toile de jouy print dress for months it was several sizes too big, but I still wore it because that's how I roll, however I finally got round to taking it in. I love cotton dresses 'need' more and it was only £10 on eBay. Do excuse the crappy hair it was my first day getting dressed after a week in bed, pin curls were not happening soz. Check out my new asos heels, I am like totally tall in them and feel like my ankles are going to snap, so that's great. I adore toile de jouy and always threaten to take my mum's curtains down a la Scarlett O'Hara, it seems Dita has already done this.











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  1. Your dress is fantastic!!! And I loove Dita's as well!:D

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    1. Thank you, the dress is amazing, she has so many amazing ones though!

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  2. Oh, that pink dress of yours is gorgeous. You look so cute, I love the styling. xx

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    1. Thank you that's lovely of you to say! xxx

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  3. Gorgeous dress!
    That is my FAVORITE Dita dress ever! I'd kill to own exactly that style of dress in that color. It's so pretty!

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    1. I do believe its Vivienne Westwood, so maybe ransack her house to find a copy of it, I will join you hah!

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  4. That dress is gorgeous!!! I'm a complete sucker for toile. And oh, of all Dita's fabulous frocks, that's the one I'd kill to get my paws on! Who knew panniers could look so good?

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    1. Thank you lovely, me too well and truly. I know bet she had to go sideways through doors hah x

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  5. You look lovely. What a great find. The dress is super cute. and I love your floral crown.

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    1. Thanks so much, I made the crown, need to make some more me thinks! x

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  6. That dress is gorgeous! I love it. :D
    -Andi x

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    1. Thanks, I want more pink in my life! xx

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  7. That dress is lovely!  I have a pink toile blouse that I've never had the nerve to wear; but the print does look great on you.  Maybe I'll give it a try.  :)

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    1. Thank you! you should definitely wear it!

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  8. wow beautiful outfit ! I love your dress & headband !

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  9. Ooh I love Dita's dress its amazing and yours comes in a very close second :D Beautiful dress and the shoes go so well! What a bargain! :) xoxo

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    1. I know I want Dita's dress. thank you, I love a good bargain! x

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  10. you are looking like 50's doll. Lovely dress and gorgeous shoes big fan of dita!x

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  11. you look gorgeous, that dress is stunning and you styled it perfectly.

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    1. Thank you so much that's lovely of you to say!

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  12. You look so pretty! I love your flower crown. x

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    1. Thank you, that is so sweet of you to say! x

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  13. So funny, I once saw a fabric that was very similar to the one of Dita's dress but my mother said 'no it's a furniture fabric, don't do it!'. Seems my mom was wrong :) It's so pretty! And your dress is very nice too! xx

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    1. Hah I have done that so many times when I have been out shopping with my mum, we should just go for it next time hah! and thank you ; ) xx

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  14. Ohh your wee flower crown that you made it so cute! I made one last summer and it fell apart after some crazy adventures! I think I need to make another! And your dress has a perfect upper body fit, I love the arms :) Hope you are having a swell weekend! :) x

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    1. Oh thank you! you must make another, would look positively magical amongst your locks! thank you I had a lovely weekend, hope you did too! xx

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  15. Love toile! I, too, have been tempted to make clothing from drapes. I'm much more of a decorator than a fashionista, though, so the drapes get to stay where they are!

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    1. Hah well if you ever feel the urge to tear down your curtains let me know and I will make an ensemble out them x

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  16. I do this all the time: stubbornly wear dresses that are too big for months at a time. Well it looks fabulous all styled up here :)

    Michelle

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    1. Glad I am not the only one, I am so lazy hah! and thank you that's lovely of you to say.

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  17. O,look at your tiny,tiny waist!!!
    Divine frock,lovely colour and print....hurrah you finally took it in!
    Dita's is all very nice,she IS Goddess,after all,but yours is a fab bargain,and very wearable,and I love you in it!
    The shoes are rather yumcious too!
    I love outfit pix! i suspect I am very jealous of all your frocks....and your tiny figure!XXX

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    1. Aaaw shucks you're too kind my lovely! Dita is a goddess but I am keeping it real with me bargains hah xxxx

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  18. just loving your dress - absolutely stunning on you - fab-iness !! le

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    1. Oh thank you, you made me smile with that lovely compliment!

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  19. Gorgeous, gorgeous dress, and well worth the trouble of taking it in as it looks perfect on you. I think I prefer your dress over Dita's actually, but then, I'm rather demure and prefer to play down my cleavage rather than accentuate it. I would have made a crap 18th century aristocrat!

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    1. Thank you so much Miss Marie, my sewing skills are lacking somewhat but it did turn out okay! Yeah they are rather out there but she gets away with it haha x

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  20. LOVE the dress, looks perfect on you & Your blog is lovely :)

    Margaux

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  21. Oh yes, now that's a pretty dress! It looks so frivolous and innocent, perfect for a spring picnic :).

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  22. Love this dress, I've been searching forever for my very own touile de jouy/blue willow dress. Might have to make my very own.

    http://musingsfromthesamovar.blogspot.co.uk/

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