Sunday, May 24, 2009

Back in the saddle....

I know I have been MIA for a minute. I have been dealing with life stuff that has kept me away from blogging and sewing. I had a death in the family and was out of town for a week and just plain ol busy in general. I have a few updates to share though.

I met the ladies for tea this weekend at the Mandarin Oriental so I decided to sew me up something to for the occasion.















Fabric used: Brown and pink polka dot cotton.


Complexity of pattern: I used one of my vintage patterns. It was really easy. I think a beginner could handle it with no problem. I did have to do some research on what a placket zipper was. This is a term used on vintage patterns frequently. Basically a lapped zipper is all it is.

How long did it take to complete: 6 hours

Overall Review: I absolutely love how the dress turned out. The pattern was a size 18-36 chest, 30 waist and 39 hips. I could of made it a bit smaller in the waist and hips but it fit good. The darts and pleats in the front really make the dress look nice. It called for shoulder pads but I omitted those. I did the belt a little different as well. I think this dress would be really cute in some gingham fabric so I will put that on my list as tentative.

8 comments:

knitmachinequeen said...

That dress is gorgeous!

Erica B. said...

What a great vintage pattern. You look like you were pulled out of a classic movie! All of you ladies looked fabulous!

gwensews said...

A tea! How marvelous! Your dress is fabulous! Love those polka dots! Reminds me of "Pretty Woman".

Adrienne said...

Gorgeous dress!

jacqui m. said...

Hey Girl
I am loving the dress it looks great on you. I am loving the whole vintage look. Your choice on fabric was nothing but "Fabulous"!!!!!

Sew-Ann said...

Looks like this was a fabulous get together. Loving everyone's looks and the hats. The gloves really set off your outfit.

404momi said...

Love the dress and the gloves. I would wear them every day if I could. Glad to have found your blog!

ooh!WEE Boutique said...

your vintage dress ROCKS!! super cute!