Friday, June 28, 2013

A Dress for Sister #1 New Look 6000

I have too many clothes and my three sisters are always envious of my dresses. I said why don't I make you all some.

 We all went to Fabricville and drove poor Anthony at the cutting tables (I love that guy) crazy , but when we left we had fabric for all.


My first sister Pauline is an artist and needed a dress for an afternoon art opening. She decided on New Look 6000 after trying  on my version.Luckily, we're close to the same size so I was able to put this dress together without too much struggle.I made it to be snug on me and it fit Pauline very well.





Not much to say about this one. It's View B minus the collar. Here's a close-up of the side pleating.


I absolutely could not get the neck facing to stop peeping out regardless of careful understitching. I finally had to do ,what in my mind is a no-no, and stitch it down.



I wanted to use a photo of my sister at the art show but I forgot my camera so luckily I had taken some here before we left.She loves her dress and it fits her very well. Pauline has always been known as the pretty one in our family and I think she looks great.






Come back next week for my sister #2's dress.

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15 comments:

Sally Burch said...

The dress is stunning! Love the material too. Arty yet classy! Well done.

Beverly said...

Nice of you to sew for your sister & it looks wonderful on her.

Vicki said...

Lucky sisters! I like how this dress turned out with the fabric choice.

Faye Lewis said...

Pauline's dress is so cute and fits wonderfully. Hurray for sisterhood!

RhondaBuss said...

Lovely dress and it fits her perfectly. So, so lucky to have a sister like you.

EmSewCrazy said...

What a lovely design! You have some lucky sisters.

Jean said...

Your sister looks great in her dress! Great fabric choice and the style is so flattering. What a lucky sister!

Mary said...

Shae looks wonderful in the special dress you made for her. Nice sister!

Diana said...

Thank you ladies for the kind comments.Am finished dress#2 but. too lazy to take pictures!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous dress for sister, love the fabric choice.
Thank you for letting me know I have been missing posts, I really appreciate it.

Rosy said...

That beautiful dress, your sister is very happy with your kindness and her new dress. Perfect fit, so elegant!

Emily said...

Wow you two look so similar ....And the dress is lovely, of course :)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

This dress is very nice and looks great on your sister.
I love the fabric..

Anthony would have loved serving you all :)
He is so nice and always says Hi Ann when I come in.
Are you still getting together withbyour sewing group?
I was thinking of starting one here in the fall..
I was going to talk to you about my idea :)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

* here* .....where I live ~ not here as in online :)

Irene said...

Beautiful dress! Lucky sisters to have you to sew for them.