Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sheath Dress and Bolero


birdies!

To be honest, my rant in this post about weight, was really sparked by the photos I didn't choose for these outfits.  The red dress is from the same pattern as the blue dress, Vogue 8679.  Unfortunately, I made the mistake of thinking I was using a non-stable knit and did the size for really stretchy knits. So, I haven't worn it much because its super tight through the shoulders, weight or no weight. ACK. So, I only wear it with this knit shrug I bought at Target last fall. Note to self, make larger sleeves for stable knits.

If you are wondering what i'm doing, two very large red-breasted hawks had just decided to land in the tree by the club house. Totally caught my attention.

Oh hey, remember my bolero adventure? You know, the floral one that I was so proud of? Here it is on me! When I first wore this outfit Felicity told me "That necklace makes the outfit".  I think she's spot on there.  The necklace belonged to my Grandmother.


Another note to self, change camera position in the future. In any case, I had done all these photos the same day and after five wardrobe changes I was pretty much over it. That and it was three hours past my normal bedtime. I pretty much covered all the construction details, I believe. Or maybe I haven't?  I dunno. I've just been neglecting this poor little blog for so long I don't know what's what. I'm gonna have to fix that.


Ugg, please excuse my hair.  I didn't think to brush it when I took it out of the clip. As you can see though, the fit is pretty spot on.




And the side. Here you can see the Dior Dart if you look closely.  Also, after seeing the photos, I'm pretty happy with the sleeves.  I think I could have taken a half inch out between the elbow and shoulder. Or put in better shoulder pads.  In any case, I'm making one more in black cotton velveteen soon. Wish me luck!

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  1. Yes! I think black cotton velveteen will be just the thing. I know it's hard to see the photos and not nit-pick, but I think you've done a great job.

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    1. Thank you! I really, really want to finish the black one because it goes with almost everything I own.

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  2. The necklace may make the outfit, but it would not work without the contrast between the electric blue dress and matching shoes and the romantic bolero.
    And though the dress did not turn out the best, the whole outfit is good. So, not as bad from an outsider's point of view. :-)

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    1. The blue dress fits no problem, its the red one that is too tight in the shoulders. But I agree, the outfit itself is good. :)

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  3. That jacket gets you much envy from me- I love it!

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  4. HI CUTIE BOOTY!!! you know you're doing something right when your butt looks good in neon blue. saw your post yesterday, and all i can think is you've made a lot of flattering stuff lately...

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    1. I totally love my booty. And thank you! That IS the goal of sewing for ourselves, right? We can have our posterior look amazing in neon blue if we damn well wish to.

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  5. Gorgeous!!! The first look is so delicate and flattering on you but I LOOOOOVE that blue dress! And the shoes you're wearing with it!! That color fits your personality better, to me ;D

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    1. Thank you! I love the blue dress too. It was the second version I made almost two years ago.

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  6. I have always said that you are beautiful and extremely talented. That includes your artistic talent and in your chosen profession. I like to think that you inherited both your mother and your father's talents.

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  7. Wow you look sensational! Love your makes, well done you!

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  8. LOVE this blue dress on you! The color is spectacular on you, and I love it paired with the necklace and floral bolero. Tres perfect, especially with those shoes!!!

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