Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Diana Dress (S12249)

As promised, I have one last summer garment to show you, a dress which my husband dubbed "a Diana Dress"

The pattern is S2249 (OOP) and mine is the one the model is wearing.


Here's my version.



It's quite long but there are longer dresses out there that aren't maxis and my DH has always liked long flowy dresses on me so this one's for Bob.

The fabric ia a crinkle semi sheer polyester which I've had in my stash for years and years and which I love. I could never decide what to make with it until now.

Earlier this summer I tested the pattern by making this top. I tweaked the fit a bit for the dress and shortened the sleeves. I also omitted the sleeve tabs. Instead I sewed tucks through the shoulder area and I find this look more pleasing.



It needs to be lined but that will wait till next summer when I'll make a bias cotton lawn slip to wear under this dress as well as other things.

Here is the dress with a shrug I've just made as part of a twin set but haven't blogged about yet.



And here I am ready for church. I won't be wearing this again this year but it will be nice to find in my summer clothes closet next year.




I do hope you  found time to sew this week and thank you for visiting my blog.

16 comments:

Judith said...

Love the fabric - works well with this dress style!

Summer Flies said...

Diana, that looks lovely but the shrug really sets it off. I look forward to seeing the post about that shrug.

Vicki said...

Lovely dress!

marysews said...

That's a very pretty dress! I have that pattern, too, but haven't decided what fabric to use yet.

ReadyThreadSew said...

The dress and the fabric are both so pretty. This pattern keeps sneaking its way into my online shopping baskets and then I reasise I have many similar patterns and set it free again :). You must wear it very often next summer.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That is such a pretty dress! And I love the fabric choice!!

Andrea said...

Very pretty, looks great on you!

Janine said...

Such a pretty and feminine dress and the colours suit you so well.
I can see why your husband favours this style.

Janine said...

Such a pretty and feminine dress and the colours suit you so well.
I can see why your husband favours this style.

Jenny said...

That is so pretty and looks perfect for these last sultry days of summer.

Linda T said...

That dress is truly YOU. You look fabulous. It's so summery and feminine.

gwensews said...

That dress looks so pretty on you. It will be wonderful to have a new outfit already made for next summer.

pdiddly said...

You know that I wouldn't have given this pattern a 2nd look, but seeing your version made up I would definitely make this - your dress is beautiful and looks wonderful on you.

Look forward to seeing the twin set

Sharon said...

Lovely dress and gorgeous colour.

Audrey said...

If by "Diana" dress your DH means pretty, feminine and flattering, he is right!

Sheila said...

That fabric is perfect for that dress and it looks great on you.