Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Definitive proof that I have no focus...

I've cut out a muslin of the Simplicity 4135 - but got seriously distracted by thoughts of entering the PatternReview RTW/Designer KnockOff contest.

The dress that I'm in love with is this yellow Versace dress from their Spring collection...

More detail on the dress...

I just really love the color and the general prettiness of this dress. What I don't love is how its completely open at the sides, completely backless (you have to go on the Versace website, view the video of the runaway show to see the back detail, but its backless, trust me.)

So, I think I'll real-world it by upping the modesty factor slightly by adding sides, and maybe a really low cut back? Or maybe keep it backless, dunno.

Since I can't design patterns out of pictures (what, you didn't know this?) I think I'll use Simplicity 3750 as a jump off point... maybe?

Tt really would be fun to enter the contest. Of course, I only realistically have 10 days to muslin, fit, find fabric, sew... Doesn't seem realistic to me, even as I write this, but hey. Maybe?

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Early February sewing...

I did make a bit of progress on the Mix & Match wardrobe, despite needing to discard this top and this one.

I still had hopes for the BWOF, so I re-made it in this blue knit.

This one fits much better! I think it is because this knit is way more stretchy. (Technical term there.)

Mix & Match Progress - 1 piece out of 5. Ouch. Must get moving.

I also saw this Simplicity 4076 dress at The Slapdash Sewist and was inspired. I had some sweater knit that I thought would be perfect for this... although my sweater knit (another Goodwill find) is pilling quite seriously. I wonder what will happen when I wash it? Hmm.

I do like the dress, but I don't love it. I think I like the pattern though, (though it took me a lot longer than 2 hours to make up...) and I'll likely make it again, though in a less bulky knit.

I'm now off to write my pattern reviews.