Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Meet Zoe ...


This dress came to light when I was pawing through my wardrobe looking for things to use for a JCC2 orphan. I knew I had made a jacket in green wool, but I had totally forgotten I had made this dress. It was actually finished, complete and hanging there waiting to be worn.

It's the Zoe dress from Burda, I think you can still download this free. I must have made this about three years ago now. I even managed a pretty good lapped zipper. I partially lined it with a remnant of some pale green lining that I remember now was left over from making a pair of lined pants out of this same wool about 7 years ago. I parted with those some years ago because they were way too big and guess what, I had nothing to wear with them!

The lemony green paisley blouse from my JCC2 looks good with the dress, but the crinkled chiffon I bought last week will look even better. What I love most about this outfit is that the beret (Vogue 8440) is a perfect accessory with the dress, at least in my opinion.

I apologise for the bad picture, I really need to get to grips with my camera and find out how to actually use it properly. Better still, find someone to take pictures for me. I also apologise for the lily white legs. I couldn't be bothered putting pantyhose or tights on and if you've read my post about my sewing room, you will see that my solarium is covered in fabric and I can't get near it!

I didn't sew this weekend. I traced patterns. Vera is currently wearing two half finished items, which I will get to over the next few days, so there will be more to look at soon.

4 comments:

Ambitious Sewer said...

Seriously...those boots are sooo hot!!!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love that dress! It's so mod.

Gail said...

Carol, Is the first time you've posted a picture of yourself? When done on rescuing the dress. And those boots a TDF.

Lindsay T said...

Like Trena said, very mod!