Sunday, June 11, 2017

A New Dress at Last

Blogging has taken a backseat to my charity sewing of late. I'm very busy sewing up a storm for my Summer Fashion Show / Sale so not much sewing for me . However , I did manage to eek out a new dress  that was suppose to be for Mother's Day.

Isn't it pretty !

The fabric is a stretch cotton sateen from Fabricville and the pattern is Diane's Wrap Dress by Silhouette Patterns.

 After watching Peggy'S Webcast of April.3rd , I was inspired to make my second dress using that pattern.

Since I had already made the pattern but in a knit,I cut this dress by adding 1/4" to the seam allowances and that worked out fine I think I achieved a really good fit. Thanks Peggy !

Now for the details  The only changes I made to the pattern happened by accident. I didn't have enough fabric to cut whole sleeves but I did mange to cut them in half. That gave me the idea to join them together with zippers and voila ! Aren't they so cute ?

I tried a zipper closure instead of the ties but I didn't like the result. I didn't like the ties either so I got the idea of using these buckles from my stash and I think that added just the contrast that this print needed. What do you think ?

On the inside , I used a frig-a-ma-jig  cut from a belt or something and that worked really well as well.

Oh . I changed the collar. I cut away the faux band that is part of the pattern and made it a couple of inches longer for this look.

It's a beautiful day here in the Maritimes and we haven't had many of those this spring so outdoor shots seemed the  way to go.

 I think this is the perfect church dress. I feel very prim and proper in it. Lol.

I have another dress to show you soon as well as some of my Fashion Show creations so do stop by again ! Have a great week  . I wish you fine weather.


CAN I said...

I am so glad you were able to spend some time on your inspiration dress... I liked that broadcast on the wrap dress too. Love your use of the zippers and such a nice pop of color. The closures are very cute and work well... I seek those types of items out since I don't like ties myself... no need of extra width where they fall. And I love the colors in your fabric. Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie @ said...

Love your fabric choice. Very nice dress, Classy! You look lovely!

Vicki said...

Very pretty dress! And clever idea with the zips.

sdBev said...

Beautiful fabric.

Summer Flies said...

It's a very nice dress. I love the 'partnerships'? I've never heard them called that.. I just call them buckles, either way I like it a lot. You are looking very smart and summery.

Jan Brown said...

You are a great inspiration, I love everything about the dress and hope you have many happy times wearing it.

PowerToolsWithThread said...

The zipper in the sleeve to make up for a lack of material is brilliant! And so on-trend right now. Love the choice of shoes to pull it all together. It looks great on you!

aguzman918 said...

Great dress - love the idea of the zippers - sewing gives us a canvas to get creative.

Margene Yeaton said...

Always excited to see what you've done. Lots of great ideas throughout this dress. You look FABULOUS!