Saturday, May 31, 2008

My entry for the Vintage Pattern Contest

I *LIKED* my muslin - but I *LOVE* this dress in the red eyelet so much!



The dress (Advance, 6922) came together a lot easier this time. I think I got a much better fit on the bodice, and I definitely got a better fit in the back.

(Better fitting back. I especially like the way the zipper ends right at the V. It didn't, in my muslin.)


This dress reminds me of stuff you find in the J. Crew catalog or something. And I think, despite being a vintage pattern, this dress doesn't feel a tiny little bit costumey. It just feels like a nice, pretty, summer dress.

The eyelet holes made me wonder if I wanted to line this dress, but I held off, and I'm glad. Right now, it feels light and airy, and lining might have killed that feeling.

11 comments:

Adrienne said...

Your dress is GORGEOUS!

AllisonC said...

Really lovely dress. Don't feel bad about not finishing your mini wardrobe entry, one contest at a time is enough!

Stephanie said...

You look gorgeous in that gorgeous dress!

cidell said...

this is so very pretty! I can't get over it. Don't worry about the mini-wardrobe. This is an accomplishment in itself.

Summerset said...

Reethi, it's gorgeous and you look beautiful! Don't worry about the contest - you gave it your best shot and in the end you still have some nice new wardrobe pieces.

Chicago Sarah said...

Beautiful! You look stunning- I want to make one like that now.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It is absolutely stunning!

Linda said...

I like this dress. I like your muslin as well. Good job.

angie.a said...

Really pretty dress! You're right, no costume here!

amandajean said...

it's fabulous! you did a great job on it and it fits you so well! you must be jumping for joy.

Meghan Chapman said...

Oh ah! This dress looks so lovely! The colour is perfect. Welcome summer!