Sunday, March 1, 2015

Going dotty...

I seem to have given up on my SWAP sewing because this weeks garments don't go with anything I've sewn so far.  In dredging through my sewing room the other day I came across an inspiration picture I ripped out of a magazine a couple of years ago.  The spots on the original dress were bigger but I had fabric in my stash and a pattern that approximated the one in the picture and I was in the mood for combining the two, so this jumped to the head of the queue.


The dress is M6699 which is apparently now OOP.  I made this dress the Christmas before last out of a retro Christmas print (and never blogged) and it just needed a little tuck taken in the neckline as the shoulders were a little wide for me and I left off the pockets and silly contrast on the vent, but otherwise I made it as per the pattern.  I cut a 10 on top graded to a 12 at the hips.  McCalls aren't a great fit for my shape, but this works out OK.




















I lined this with whatever I could find in my stash and I kinda like the way the inside looks, so here is a gratuitous lining shot, just because it makes me smile.





















I take great delight in getting extra garments out of my leftovers and I found I had enough to squeeze out a top made from V1100, which I think is still in print, which surprises me as it's been in my collection for at least 5 years.  I've made this as dress at least four times, but never as a top.  Vogue patterns fit me quite well, straight out of the pack and I always start with a 10 on top grading to a 12 at the hips.  I've lined it with some leftover white bemberg, but the inside looks terrible, so no pics of this one!


3 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Gorgeous dress. I never would have noticed that top in the pattern, but love it.

Sewingelle said...

I love red. And dots. Double score in my book!

Sharon said...

Polka dots and red perfect combination and you are not the only one not sewing SWAP this year.