Sunday, July 25, 2010

Not What You are Expecting

Well,I'm not quite finished my mother-of-the-groom dress although I've really only got the hem left to do.I don't have any hem tape so I'll pick some up tomorrow when I go to Fredericton and I'll finish the dress and hopefully have some pics and comments to make about the pattern later in the week.

However, I did make another dress this week because I just wanted an easy project to work on and this one fit the bill. I really had fun with it.I used Vogue 8486 which I made up last summer out of a rayon knit.Here it is. I wear this dress a lot but mostly at home on hot days. I find it's very huggy at the chest area and I've been wanting to try it again in a heavier fabric.

If you want an easy to make and extremely comfortable dress to wear on hot days,I highly recommend this pattern. the armholes are perfect (not too low ).The length is just right on my 5'4" frame.It comes to just below the knee on me.And it is pegged at the hemline but still roomy.

Fabricville is having it's 3/1 sale right now and I picked up a few pieces including this stretch cotton poplin print. When I saw it ,I immediately envisioned this pattern.



I made a couple of alterations to the pattern this time around. I made a Full Bust Adjustment of sorts.In other words,I didn't know how to go about it with the pleats at the neck and all,so I just tried this .



It seems to have worked OK.

I also shaped the waist on the side seams and a little at the back seam and I really like the results. The dress isn't quite as boxy now.



Then, since I had these sew-on thingies in black and the neckline was really wanting to be jazzed up, I did this!





This really styled the dress I think. I love it! Here it is!



This black cardi looks great with it too.



I wore it to church today and I still have it on.



Stay tuned for the Mother-of-the-groom dress and the pattern review.It's mostly good but there was one thing that made me Grrrrr! Lol.

Have a great week everyone and I hope you find time to sew!

12 comments:

Sue said...

I like the neck treatment. The dress looks great on you!

Opal said...

Beautiful dress! love the beaded neckline.

Vicki said...

Nice dress! And the neck embellishment really makes it a bit special.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Fantastic dress. Looks very high-end RTW.

gwensews said...

That's very pretty. Perfect for hot, muggy weather. The cardi looks nice with it, too.

Linda T said...

Oh, it's so cute! The "jewels" really 'make it.'

sewslow67 said...

This dress looks great on you,Diana, and I really like that neck treatment. Now ...for the hem-challenge on the dress for the wedding. Those kinds of issues make me nuts!

Jenny said...

Very pretty. I love the neckline! It looks like something from an expensive boutique.

velosewer said...

Excellent dress and jacket. Love your work and styling.

Kathi said...

Looks great - the beads really work well on it!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

As always Diana your dress looks beautiful and a perfect match of fabric and pattern.

..I may have to try to get some of that fabric I just love it.

somuchyarn said...

I have this pattern and never have given it a go. You have inspired me. It looks great on you!