Monday, July 20, 2009

What I did this weekend ...

I finished a few items that had been cut out and waiting in my sewing room for a while. This top is another version of Kwik Sew 3338 with the added cowl collar from Stitches magazine. I made this a while ago and it's proven to be a great wardrobe staple. This is from a very soft jersey from Georgeous Fabrics and is actually darker than this picture suggests. I also cut the XS this time and the fit is much better.Remember the purple animal print I bought a while ago? As soon as I had it in my hand it screamed at me to become this dress. It's Vogue 1020. I just noticed that the dress on the pattern envelope is in animal print, too, so I guess that's where I got my inspiration. The wind picked up when I took Vera outside to take the picture, so the sleeves are waving away. I can't wait to wear this dress! If DH thought the brown version was loud, he's really going to hate this one! Next up I made another version of the BWOF 09-2007-117 dress that I've made before. This one is made from stretch sateen. It's still pinned in this picture, but I did all the hand sewing last night while watching television and I'm actually wearing it today. I lined the dress this time using the same pattern. I haven't lined the sleeves, though, just the body.Here's a bad picture of the dress in action, taken in my office at 7am today. I'm wearing a turtleneck with a geometric pattern of teal, brown and mustard under it. When I was dressing I remembered I had this teal vintage overcoat that matches the top perfectly, so I put this outfit together and I'm rather pleased with it. Except I look fat and the dress looks more wrinkled than it is.


6 comments:

Gail said...

Thanks for your comments about the Missoni. You are always so very productive. I absolutely love the purple dress and Burda.

gwensews said...

Those are fantastic pieces! Love that purple dress. I hope you have some really snazzy shoes to wear with it!

Angelia said...

Wow! The purple dress is hot! I love it!! Your other stuff looks great too!

Lindsay T said...

Great work here! That purple dress rocks.

toy said...

first to begin, I love that burda dress, I made one and its still one of my favorite things I've even sewn. The vogue dress is such a great basic dress, it reminds me of something Michelle Obama would wear because she loves clean lines and simple structure

Kathi said...

Our husbands sound similar -- mine thinks almost all of my outfits are loud!!!!!!
Great items you have made!