Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Warning- Garment Sewing Ahead

I've had this dress, from the November '08 issue of Burda Style, on my mind for some time.
This past weekend, I picked up a couple of new fabrics and I think the one on the left, the blue and black ponte knit, will be just right for this dress.

It's a basic princess seamed sheath, but with a couple of interesting details, namely the pleated collar.

The sleeves are also constructed a little differently. The upper sleeves are cut in one with the front and back, and then there is a third under sleeve piece which is attached at the underarm.

I can't wait to get started on this. I've been wanting to make it for a while, but I was waiting for the right fabric. I'll need to tweak the pattern a bit- 44 is the smallest size so I'll probably have to grade down one size through the shoulders, but that (hopefully) won't be too much trouble. The real problem will be finding time to actually work on it since I am working nights... again.

Oh, and the other fabric in the photo? That's a nice grey suiting I picked up (Hancocks was having an awesome sale!) It has metallic pink pinstripes! I was thinking it would make a nice pair of plain pants, but now I'm thinking maybe a dress? We'll see...

In the meantime, here is a progress shot of Shepherd's Cottage:

Not bad after only two nights of stitching. Too bad I probably won't touch it again until the weekend.


gMarie said...

Wow! Can't wait to see that. How come my Hancocks never has decent fabrics? g

Pam said...

Um, I honestly thought the pic of the model was you, until I read your post. What an uncanny similarity. The fabric you selected for this dress is fantastic. Can't wait to see the finished result.