Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ambivalence ...

This is M8787 and I'm not sure about it.  It's made from a cheap velour I got somewhere that I can't recall.  It looks quite luxe at night but doesn't stand up to scrutiny in daylight, so that may be the problem.  Perhaps in a nice print or a plain sateen I may feel differently.  I just don't think this angled neck is very flattering on me  The cowl version I know I will love as the rest of the pattern fits me really well.

I had originally made this with long sleeves but it wasn't very comfortable, so I took them out and finished the armholes with satin bias binding.  It looks better sleeveless and actually works really well with the silver shoes in my last post.

9 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Carol - you changed your blog - how pretty. I love waking up to Saturday morning Australian blogger posts! Love that dress, you did a great job as usual!

The Hojnackes said...

The dress looks great on the dress form, but I guess that isn't what counts! I think a sateen would be beautiful, especially if done up in the cowl version that you prefer.

Sharon said...

Interesting about the neckline and can understand why you prefer the cowl. Now those shoes are fantastic and get a glitzy brooch for the dress and party.

theperfectnose said...

Can you add an inset into the neckline? Maybe crinkled chiffon in a contrasting colour or a grey... It looks very pretty and perhaps you can just wear it at night then. No harm in that =D

beurreblanc said...

Its hard to believe that this wouldn't look good on you. Specially with those stunning silver shoes!
-Sewingelle

Gail said...

So what if the velour looks a little shiny by day. Velour is a fabric noir. Glitz it up with your silver shoes and a glass of Moet.

Jennifer McIntosh said...

I LOVE the lines on this dress. The top is gorgeous!

Gorgeous Things said...

That's really pretty. I've been eyeing this pattern for a while, and I just found your blog!

Gorgeous Things said...

I should say - re-found your blog! I've been off the blogs for ever it seems!