Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sunny Dress for a Rainy Day

BWOF 02-2009-124 is done. I'd love to show you a pic of the finished dress, but it's cold, grey, and raining outside right now and I just can't muster up the energy to go outside and take one. Besides, my dress would get wet. (It's been raining pretty much since last Friday around here.)
So you'll have to settle for a couple of teaser shots:
This is the neckline and shoulder. (Yes, I still need to give it a good pressing!)

This is the armhole. I lined the bodice edge to edge. I love the colors! I can' t wait to see this outside in natural light. (Those googly circles kind of remind me of slices of boiled egg arranged all over a big tossed salad- Mmmm.)
Unfortunately, I'm not in love with the dress. Oh, it turned out alright, it just doesn't fit the way I wanted it to (in spite of two muslins). The skirt portion is great- very flattering, at least in my opinion. The bodice, however... not so much. The neckline is much wider than I thought it would be and the whole top of the dress just feels a little big. I'm wondering if I should have gone down a size on top. I don't know, though. I checked the magazine photos and it looks like the model has similar problems, so maybe it's just the style.
And as if it's not enough to be slightly disappointed in a completed project, my mojo seems to have gone missing. I can't even muster up enough of it to make a simple A-line cotton skirt. Perhaps a trip to the fabric store is what I need. Now if only I could find the time to go...

6 comments:

Lynn said...

I love the colors too, and love your googly egg reference! I hope you get enough mojo soon to finish Summer Fields, because I can't wait to see it!!

Kathy said...

very cute. I;m getting through the bad weather here by eating chocolate. [oh dear!]

Julia said...

Love what I can see. Check out my blog to see the award you have been given.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Love the fabrics! Can't wait to see more...it's like a peep show...haha

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Can't wait to see the whole thing! I love this dress and it's on my sewing plan, but I had concerns about the fit of the bodice based on the model photos. I will learn from your experience!

tiger said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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