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25 May 2011

Home, Sweet Home!

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Home, Sweet Home.
It feels so good to be back! I've had so many other commitments over the last couple of weeks that I had to take a short break but its good to be home again.


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I don't want to give too much away but here is a little peek at one of the designs I've been working on for Wayward Daughter. I've had a few set backs but now everything is finally coming together and I'm working towards opening my Etsy shop in the very near future. I really wanted to wear this in an outfit post but the weather (as close to a hurricane as Scotland has ever seen) had other ideas.

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While 70mph winds uprooted trees in the park by my flat (this actually happened), I happily worked on dress patters, with a little encouragement from those soft spoken fellows on Classic FM and pot after pot of rose tea. I didn't notice at first but my teacup totally matches the dress fabric, completely coincidental. Scouts honour!

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While I was working on this dress I kept thinking of one of my favourite Wayward Daughters, young Veda Pierce in the HBO adaptation of Mildred Pierce. All of Ann Roth's costumes are such an inspiration to me but young Veda's are especially so. I inadvertently started to reference it as 'Veda' in my drafting notes so here you have my 'Veda' dress in blue (it will also come in dusky pink) I think that you Miss Pierce would have felt at home in her namesake dress, don't you?

P.S. The competition winners from the Best of British competitions were Stolen Thunder - Chloe and Wallpaper Rose - Kate. Congratulations darlings and thank you to everyone who entered.


42 comments:

  1. Hi and welcome home, how exciting your creating a new design! I wonder if you would be kind enough to comment on a review just posted over on http://www.mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com

    I would be very grateful for your thoughts and If I can ever repay the favour please let me know

    Sharon x

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  2. My dear Cait, you can be sure that this dress will be in my closet as soon as it's out ;) It's like if you've read my mind, just perfect!
    Ale
    x

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  3. that dress is just gorgeous! its everything id want in a dress - the collar is just so perfect xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  4. Absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see more!

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  5. Good to have you back, missed your blog post! The dress is beautiful, I'm so excited to see your other designs and for the opening of your Etsy shop :)

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  6. wow, that dress is gorgeous! it even has pockets, oh it's definitely perfect :)

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  7. That dress is absolutely beautiful! Love the color, love the cut, love everything about it!

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  8. Beautiful dress, I can't wait to see the rest of the pieces!

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  9. I am absolutely in love with the baby pink radio! Please let me know where on earth I could find one that cute!

    I love your blog and your style
    I would be honored if you tagged me back. I am a new subscriber and happily so :)

    Peace & love
    oxo, ETTE

    WWW.THRIFTEDKARMA.COM

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  10. I'm in love with that dress! So charming! :)

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  11. Yippee! Welcome home! The dress looks SO beautiful - a definite want!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  12. that dress is gorgeous- lovey design! can't wait for the shop

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  13. That dress is amazing - I'll be getting one!

    Where do you get the rose tea bags from? I love that stuff, but I have not been able to drink rose tea since the tea shop near us closed down!

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  14. oh wow, that dress is incredible!

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com

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  15. This dress is gorgeous! I can't wait to see your etsy shop! xx

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  16. I am so super excited about your Etsy shop :-) and I am totally loving that fabric! xxx

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  17. Hi, this may sound like an odd question but do you drink your rose tea with milk? It looks like the cup in your picture had milk in it. I love rose tea but I've never tried it with milk!

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  18. Hey Rosemary,
    The rose tea is actually black tea infused with roses so I always drink it with milk. It tastes delicious! Plus, I'm British so I cannot drink tea without it.

    Cait xx

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  19. This dress looks amazing :) and that pink radio is awesome! :D x

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  20. I watched all of Mildred Pierce in one weekend, the costumes were amazing! Made me want to bake hunners of pies also. Love the stitch detail on the collar of your dress, very cute! x

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  21. The dress is gorgeous, the fabric is so beautiful x

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  22. How beautiful, I really like the collar design. Like everyone else I am excited to see what the remaining pieces look like! x

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  23. this is gorgeous cait! rose tea is my favourite too, although i always use tea leaves. good luck with getting on with the rest of your collection.

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  24. Thanks, I'll have to try it with milk sometime!

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  25. That fabric is gorgeous! Can't wait until you open your shop, I'm so excited to see it :) xx

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  26. Cait the dress is utterly stunning! I'm a little in love with the style and the fabric. I can't wait for your shop to open.

    Good luck with it all.

    Lou x

    www.wallpaperrose.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh, this dress is lovely! Do you have an idea of how much you would like to sell it for?

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  28. Hi, Every thing is fine about your domain migration .Just remove the Top bar that says create blog, login etc..

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  29. I love your dress and I can't wait to see what else you create! xx

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  30. You post the prettiest images. Full of vintage-goodness, and sugary atmospheres.

    The dress is beautiful, and will drape you very easily(i'm sure of it, youre beautiful!)


    sweetness xx
    hope to hear from you*!
    www.amyflyingakite.com

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  31. Welcome home, indeed! Hope you have a great rest. I can't wait to see what is in store, I NEED that dress in my life x

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  32. Oh Cait this is so wonderful! I will be your first customer just as soon as you launch your Etsy store - I can't wait!

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  33. love photos
    that dress is amazing

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  34. ooo this is so lovely the colours are so nice and clear !! i love it

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  35. You do such great work! And yes, the costumes in Mildred Pierce are AMAZE

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  36. oh wow! your veda dress is amazing and i can't wait until your shop opens up because i think i need to snatch this right up! so beautiful!

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  37. This is quite possibly the most beautiful dress I've ever seen. Love it!
    Rebecca x

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  38. I love Brewhaha rose tea - so yummy! The dress is beautiful too. What a gorgeous print.

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