Monday, October 13, 2008

At last some sewing ...

Vera has a lovely new dress. It's made from Vogue 9668. I've mixed two views, using the top from B and the skirt from C. I originally wanted to do B, the halter style with the fuller skirt, but the fabric has a strong border and it couldn't be cut diagonally without looking silly. Then I tried to do a gathered dirndl skirt but it just looked silly. So I did the straight skirt.

It looks a little like an apron in this picture as Vera is not the same shape as me. I have bigger hips and my boob area seems to be shaped differently. On me it actually looks a little 50's bombshell as it is rather ... fitted.

It's completely lined and I used a method for the skirt that means there is no hem - I guess it's a bagged lining for a dress. First time I've done it and it seems to work very well. I am planning a little bolero/jacket thing to wear as halterneck dresses are great outdoors, but a little cool in airconditioning.

I have made other things recently, but they've all been crappy so I am not bothering with showing them to anyone. I should have more sewing complete this coming weekend ... at least that's the plan ...







7 comments:

kbenco said...

Hey,I have this pattern, and was wondering how the halter neck version would look in real life. I love the use of the border print in this version. I don't think Vera does it justice!

toy said...

this is beautiful and nice photo too, I love the combo of prints you used, very fall/spring

Sassy said...

I came to visit, since you so kindly visited me.

You sew very well. I used to sew a long time ago. Seeing your stuff makes me want to try it again!

Cennetta said...

Carole,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

I really like how you incorporated the design of the fabric into the design of your dress. I'll be back!
C

rd said...

is there anything you can't do?

where DO you find the time?

are you on speed? if so, send me some.

now.

laura said...

very nice dress. I'm really liking it!

laura

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I also have this pattern, but have not made it up yet. I like how you used the borders, very nicely done :)