Monday, June 23, 2008

My summer dress



I finished Simplicity 3805, the short slip dress. I know it doesn't look much like the pattern envelope, but once I had the muslin made, I saw so much more potential for this dress. The neckline was much too high, especially when I have such a generous d├ęcolletage to show off. Also because I had to add a big old dart, there was much too much fabric under the bust. I used an S-dart that I learned about from Threads #107. The fabric is a well aged herringbone rayon. This fabric has great weight and drape. I love the summer print for the dress. I can hardly wait to make more.

I see new style lines all over this pattern for interesting and different dresses. I bet I can make some cute woven tops too. Carolyn has been such an inspiration to me. I've had dress envy for her wardrobe for a long time. She wears dresses with jackets in the office, but I won't wear dresses in the winter because I refuse to wear pantyhose. I can wear sandals and slides in the classroom, so when the weather turns hot, my toes are set free.

My coverstitch machine is broken and I didn't get the tutorial for the cute neckline on my t-shirt remake done. I'll try to get it done soon, I may just have to use a twin needle instead. I'm sure many of you will have to do it that way too, so I'm sure it won't be a problem.

7 comments:

  1. Cute! I love the fabric. The colors really suit you.

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  2. Sherril, thanks for the cyber hug you sent over on my blog. Ha, I thought after 3 monts everyone would have unsubscribed by now.
    I too LOVE this dress. The colors are really great on you, and it fits perfect (as is usual for you!)

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  3. That's a great dress. I love the colors.

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  4. The dress looks great! That fabric was made for you - great colors. I like the necklace, too.

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  5. Very pretty dress! It fits so well and the colors are perfect for you! Can't wait to see more.

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  6. Love the dress on you, great color and fit. Not having a coverstitch machine, I'm very interested in the twin needle version of that neckline treatment.

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  7. I love this dress on you, Sherril. You did an awesome job with the fit, as per usual. Those s-darts really give it a flattering fit. Very put together.

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