New fringe photos and some fun numbers!



90
The number of you who kindly took the time to comment on my fringe (or bangs) dilemma. It turns out, hairstyles divide opinion, like, A LOT! I honestly can't believe the truly considered and refreshingly honest advice and opinions you all chipped in, so thank you! You'll either be glad or disappointed to see that I stuck to my guns and kept the straight fringe. It's a little longer than before and I opted for a very subtle Bettie Page curve. What do you think?

50+ 
The number of you taking the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge with me! I'm thrilled that so many of you are on board and I look forward to all the inspiration and support - I know I'm already feeling more motivated.

The number of finished makes that I can't share with you yet. Frustrating, but hopefully worth the wait!

One super cute Itty Bitty Dress made by me for our adorable new niece, who's less than two weeks old!



31
The grand old age I turned today! No handmade dress to celebrate in like last year, but thankfully not as stressful as turning 30. Plus, spending time with wonderful friends and receiving awesome gifts is always a winner!

Hope you're all having / have had a wonderful weekend!

86 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Cute dress and Baby.

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  2. Happy birthday, darling! Here's a big number for you, I'm turning 44 this month. ARGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Karen! It's scary how time sneaks up on us, but 44 isn't so bad ;o)

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  3. Congratulations on the bangs, I really like them! Congratulations on the new niece, she looks really cute (and really blond) and a lovely dress you made her too! And congratulations with your birthday! My 31st is coming up in 3 weeks!

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    1. Thanks so much Wendy...I hope you have some cool plans for your 31st?!

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  4. Happy birthday! The bangs look fantastic and your new niece is so sweet. Thank you for the motivation to sew some of my vintage treasures.

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    1. Thank you and I'm so pleased you're on board with the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge!

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  5. You look very happy holding your gorgeous niece there. x

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  6. Happy birthday, lady! Woooooo! Love your fringe, you look stunning. And that ickle baba! Aww... xx

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  7. Happy birthday Marie! Hope you had an absolutely wonderful day (look the sun came out just a tiny bit for you instead of the rain that was forecast!) See you soon x

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    1. Thanks Sabs, the weather really did spoil me...not! Haha!

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  8. Adore the bettie bang, looks ridiculously cute. :) xx

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  9. Happy Birthday Marie!

    Beautiful baby niece and dress :) and cute bangs!

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  10. Happy, happy birthday! Here's to many many more!

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  11. Very Happy Birthday weekend. Your Vintage Pattern Pledge is a fab idea - I feel a million times more motivated, nearly narrowed down my choice :)

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  12. Both beautiful! Happy birthday to you and your niece! Babies suit you ;)

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  13. It looks great, and happy birthday!

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  14. Glad you stuck to your guns, as I mentioned in my last comment it only needed to be a tad longer in my opinion.Absolutely gorgeous and suits you to a tee.

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    1. I think you were totally right, thanks!

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  15. Cute dress and even cuter fringe! x

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  16. Happy birthday! And I think your fringe looks great!

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  17. Hurrah, you kept it short! I think I sat on the fence a bit with my comment about your fringe, but I do like it short. Shaped as it is, is even better I think - probably a bit more flattering, but still edgy. Your poor boyfriend will just have to suffer it! :)

    Happy Birthday!

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    1. Haha, thanks Helen! I think he likes it better now that it's a little longer, even though he may not have chosen it for me still ;o)

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  18. Happy Birthday! The fringe looks super cute and so is the baby!

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  19. Happy birthday! Mine is in a few weeks too eek!!
    Now onto planning that vintage pattern sewing :)

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    1. Oooh, happy birthday to you in advance!!!

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  20. Whilst I may dislike short fringes, I think you have found a style that suits you very well. Happy birthday for yesterday!

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  21. Congratulations on your new niece, making baby girl dresses is so much fun...have a few vintage patterns they seem to fit better modern ones! X

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    1. Thanks Sam, making little dresses really is fun!

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  22. I thought you were in your early twenties, wowzer! x

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    1. Hah, you've made my year...THANK YOU!!!

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  23. you chose brilliantly, birthday girl! happy happy!

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  24. that fringe kicks butt as do you :) You can't beat a bit of Bettie. That bubs is a beaut. Happy birthday lady xxx

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  25. Happy Birthday! The fringe is fab!

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  26. Happy (belated) birthday! The haircut looks incredible! Your new niece is a lucky little girl to have an aunt as talented as you! The dress you made her is ADORABLE!

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    1. Aaaw, thank you! I'm sure in years to come she'll complain about the handmade dresses aunty Marie insists on making her! Hah!

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  27. I think your fringe looks great, and I hope you had a lovely birthday! ;)

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  28. Happy Birthday! I hope you get thoroughly spoiled :-)

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  29. Happy birthday, sweet girl! Hope you had a wonderful day! I love the hair- the little curve looks great! And your niece is so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Sonja! I think I could really get used to being called 'sweet girl', love it!xx

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  30. Love the fringe/bangs, birthday girl! xoxox!

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  31. Happy Birthday! Your fringe looks great and your little niece is adorable! What a great little dress too!

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  32. Love the fringe you went with in the end. And many happy birthday returns to you!!! x

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  33. Belated happy birthday! I like your fringe, it looks like mine :D

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    1. Clearly, you have great taste Elena ;o)

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  34. Happy Birthday!! Your hair looks fabulous :) And the itty bitty dress does, too!

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  35. Happy Belated Birthday, Marie! I am also turning 31 next month. Seems like it was just yesterday I turned 30 *sigh* ;)

    I think the longer fringe is very pretty!

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    1. How does time move so fast when you're older...no fair! Happy birthday to you in advance though ;o)

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  36. Happy Birthday! What an adorable baby - so sweet. I have fringe too (or as I call them, bangs). I've had bangs since I was little but grew them out last year. It took me a whole year plus but during that year I kept thinking it would get better. Well after I saw my new driver's license, it didn't so I chopped them off and went back to bangs. Whew! I felt better :) I'm glad so many people are doing the vintage pattern challenge. I can't wait to get started!

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    1. Bangs forever, I say! ;o) I too am over the moon with the response to my Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge!

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  37. Happy birthday. Lucky niece, her dress is too cute for words. That's a lovely picture of you both.

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  38. Happy birthday to you, Marie! (And well, to your little niece too, lol!) What an adorable dress you made her. And I love the fringe!!

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    1. Thank you Tasha, you're so kind!

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  39. Happy birthday Marie! Great hair - loving the fringe :D

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  40. Happy Belated Birthday Marie! (that's my mom's name and I have to say you are the only other person in my whole life you has that name! It's so odd since I associate it so much with my mom, :) )

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    1. Haha, what a great comment! It's weird that you associate me with your mum, but I'm sure neither of us minds ;o)

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