Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hello, I'm HoffiCoffi

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.

I was 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.

It did leave me with a dilemma though, I loved the rainbows, I loved the trees, but they couldn't all fit into a dress.  

Eventually, 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.

The 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 unhinged!!!

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.


jennifer elliott said...

The dress is amazing! Welcome to the refashion community! I look forward to more of your refashions!

Valerie said...

I love it!

Gingham Ginger said...

Amazing. And welcome.

Catherine1216 said...

Your first post is as fun as the dress you made. I look forward to seeing more of what you create.

jack said...

Adorable! I love it!

Queen Of Rods said...

That dress is adorable! It reminds me of the Rainbow Brite cartoon series from the 80's, a family favorite. The underskirt with the yellow trim matching your shoes is really cute too. Thanks for sharing your creation :)

Carissa said...

I want this dress soooo badly! I love your comment about the false sense of security with the simple back. And of course, the yellow-trimmed petticoat and shoes are the perfect touch! Welcome aboard!

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Lazyfish said...

This looks SO sweet!!!!

Marisa Glied said...

Very well done! That dress could bring a smile to anyone! It's beautiful!