September 12, 2010

Sewing Accomplished!

Not certain where or when my sewing inertia was overcome but I have been productive lately!

I need new DRESSES for work! I'm tired of getting up at "o'dark:30" and trying to find, iron and don multiple garments in an effort to look presentable (if not fab!). So dresses are my new best friend.

Now I do love a good DVF-inspired wrap dress - so I reached into my stash and pulled out a piece of Mood-divinely-soft-geometric-cotton-knit and Butterick 4976....

and here's the finished garment. The only change I made to the pattern was to NOT attach the self-belt so I would have more belting options.

....with the self-belt

....and then with a black patent belt (I love me my patent).

The only other alteration was to add a little elastic trim to the inside of each bodice piece to keep the front from "gapping" - it seems to have worked!

I've been working on a couple of more garments so I will post my progress soon!

9 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a pretty dress! Love your choice of fabric!!!

Kristine said...

Love it! That is a fabulous fabric, and you're a genius for separating the tie belt from the dress for more flexibility!

Elaray said...

I love your fabric! It suits the dress perfectly!

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

I am wearing this same dress (pattern, not fabric) today. I didn't sew the belt on either. I think I need to pull this pattern out and make another dress. It was fast and easy to sew.
Angela

Dawn said...

Love that fabric! Perfect for that pattern:)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oooh, great mod fabric. Love the print and you can't go wrong with a wrap.

Cennetta said...

Productive, indeed. This little number would jazz up any wardrobe.

Lindsay T said...

I bet this looks great on you. But then seriously, what doesn't look fantastic on you?!

sewabeginner said...

Gorgeous dress. That print is just perfect for a wrap dress.