Sunday, March 23, 2008

The St. Patty's day green dress...

I've been meaning to make BWOF 09-2007-117 ever since I saw Christina's version. So pretty! I'm sort of glad I held off though, since now, my sewing skills are (slightly) better, and stuff I make aren't automatically wadders.

Without further ado - the dress!!! Can I just rave about this dress a bit? I love this dress! It makes me look thinner, taller, and is so perfect in every way. (I do need to iron this dress.)



The back - it looks like there's a lot of puddling at the waist - but there isn't that much really.



This pattern was actually fairly easy to make - or atleast, not completely head-scratching in every way. It was good that so many people on PR had made it before me, I had lots of reference material.

Immediately after, flushed with the success of this dress, I jumped into my first ever jacket - Simplicity 3631. And I have to say, I'm so grateful for Isabelle's review.
I wasn't as meticulous as Isabelle, of course, who lined her jacket. However, I totally stole the cuffs idea, which is good, cause honestly, I attached the bat sleeves, took a look, and almost abandoned the project. In the end though, I think this jacket came out ok and wearable.



Apart from first jacket, this was also, first buttonhole. Scary beforehand, and yet, not that big a deal in the end.

(Close up of the cuff - so cool. Thanks, Isabelle!)



That's a very productive few days of sewing! Woo hoo!

And last - here's a photo of my expression (ok, staged) when my photographer (aka kid brother) actually liked my green dress. He NEVER likes any of my sewing - so, a compliment from him is a rare thing!)

8 comments:

cidell said...

Yay!! Two great projects. You're improving before our eyes. I loooove that last photo of the feigned surprise!

christina said...

Gorgeous dress! Gosh, seeing yours makes me want another one... And your jacket is so cute, I prefer your sleeves to the pattern's style.

Dawn said...

Oh, I love that dress. I love those pleats at the neck!

Chicago Sarah said...

I am impressed. Your sewing skills are officially kicking my butt. That jacket looks FANTASTIC. And the dress is cute- don't we all love things that make us look tall & thin! :)

kristy said...

You look fantastic - I absolutely love your style. Great colour on that jacket too.

Tany said...

Two fabulous looking garments! Well done!

Sew Shy said...

These look great, Reethi! I think those darts/pleats also look wonderful on you. Your altered sleeves also make the jacket look much better. I've got the pattern also, but shy away from the "bat" sleeves, as you called them!

gold said...

FABULOUS DRESS!!You did a great job!