Hello, this is my first time posting at the Refashion Co-op. I have been blogging since 2010 and I live by the sea in Wales. The name HoffiCoffi comes from the Welsh language phrase 'Rydw i'n hoffi coffi.' Which simply means 'I like coffee.' It may have been too long a title if I had included chocolate... cakes.... biscuits!
Anyway, I digress. Today it is blowing a gale here in Wales so I wanted to show you something I made last summer - really just to cheer me up in this weather.
It is a rainbow dress made out of this duvet cover I purchased in a charity shop for £1.50.
convinced this duvet cover is a print of the opening sequence of one of
my favourite childhood television shows, Rainbow, but a quick search on
YouTube proved me wrong. It is uncannily similar though.
The front section contains the rainbow, whereas the back of duvet cover is all clouds and sky.
did leave me with a dilemma though, I loved the rainbows, I loved
the trees, but they couldn't all fit into a dress.
I opted for the rainbows and cut the fabric just above the tree line. I
had to do a very narrow hem to keep the length that I wanted. The
bodice of the dress is the Colette Peony and as you can see I messed up my fba a bit as there is pulling there. I have done tons of alterations with this bodice before so I'm not sure what went wrong! The skirt is just the front
and back section of the original duvet cover.
back of the dress is made up entirely of the back of the duvet as the
'sky' was a little lighter on the back section. I like how all the
detail is in the front and how the back gives someone walking behind me a
false sense of security that the person in front of them is not
I have teamed the dress with a petticoat I made previously, together with the shoes I wore to my wedding eleven years ago.
I love my dress, and whilst wearing it outside it seemed to want to join its friends in the sky!
Well that has cheered me up! Thank you.