I should also ironically note that they are also my favourite food. Messed up right? Now as a tradition on my birthday Jonathan always treats me to a birthday lobster. Last year I had one in Brighton and before that in Turkey and of course this year in Kefalonia.
Lobster dresses are incredibly rare to find, as is a decent fabric with them on. I'm very fussy with my fabric and I imagined in my head how I wanted it to look. On some of the fabrics I found online, the lobster was blue (blue lobsters? Really?) or they had a nautical theme which I didn't want. I was almost giving up hope.
Then as if by a miracle on Etsy- the home of where all my novelty fabrics come from these days- I found the perfect fabric from a seller called Fabricsagogo (great name too, I might add). Not only that, but the seller was based in England! And in Kent! Could this get any better?!! So, no waiting for weeks for the precious fabric to arrive which meant I had time to knock the dress out on the sewing machine the week before I went on holiday.
|Dress- Handmade using Simplicity Sewing Pattern 6723 | Fabric- Michael Miller at Fabricsagogo | |
The dress pattern was made with Simplicity pattern 6723- I've used this one before for my Alice in Wonderland dress but decided on the different bodice part. These photos were taken on my 27th Birthday and a few hours after Jonathan proposed which kinda explains all the silly, giddy faces and jumping. It was a truly magical day, a day in which I found my lobster!
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