Monday, February 8, 2010

Shirt dress as promised

Here it is, my friends. Not the best photo of me, but it shows the dress pretty well. The front has little pleats:

which are supposed to be repeated on the back side, but the pleats just made the fabric stick out awkwardly, making me look like I had blocks for a back side, so I made the pleats into a long dart, which I don't have a picture of because I'm not that kind of girl. :)

I tried to take photos of the fabric, but I have no idea what I'm doing. This is the best photo I got.

Hopefully it conveys how silky smooth, yet warm and fuzzy the fabric really is.

Update: Sept 2010, new photos of shirtdress.

In other news, I finished the houndstooth skirt.

It's just a simple a-line.

Here's the fabric close-up. It's a loosely woven wool so it's also warm and fuzzy.

I lined it, however the lining is ridiculously clingy due to static. It was tricky to wear it on Friday. So, I will tack the lining to the hem of the skirt and see if that does the trick. If it doesn't, I'll have to get creative I suppose.

I'm still working on the pink top (McCall's 5323 view B), but hope to have that pounded out in the next couple of days. I will likely cut out the pleated neck dress (Vogue 8593) tonight.


  1. Oooh, I LOVE that dress. I wish I had your talent. . .

  2. Dude, I love the dress and the skirt! If only you lived near me and some of your sewing talent & know how could rub off on me. I don't have the guts to ever take on one of those projects. Maybe I could just keep reading your blog and some day, far in the future, be inspired enough to actually try it.

  3. Did you end up taking it down? Also, have you tried running a metal clothes hanger (if you have such old technology) along the lining when it's being static-y? Might help?

  4. Cute! I didn't get to see these before I left. You really are my sewing hero.


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