Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Blue dress finished

Blue dress
Blue dress finishing notions
Here is a close-up of the buttons and D-ring I got for the dress. The buttons are slightly smaller than called for (13mm as opposed to 15) so I put more on. I liked that they were very slightly turquoise and slightly mottled too. I didn't have a lot of choice in the D-rings so I got the pewter coloured ones, thinking they would blend into the dress more.
Blue dress more detail
And here I am wearing it! I decided to wear it to school tonight so I got Peter to take a snap. It is SO comfortable.

Several weeks ago, in one of their regular draws, I won a gift certificate at FabricLand. I finally went shopping for the fabric yesterday. I had to spend it all at once so I planned ahead for a few of the things I wanted.
New fabrics
From left to right:
100% cotton damask in the palest of pinks. I need a larger coverlet for my giant bed so I have decided to add a flange around the edges of an existing matelasse coverlet - the one that the fabrics are resting on.

A black, textured cotton with a white line drawing of flowers on it, and tiny touches of lime green and mauve. I thought it would make for a knee length skirt and matching top that I could wear as separates too.

1.4 metres of mottled pink brushed cotton. I couldn't resist the fact that it was $1/metre and thought I might get a skirt out of it.

Navy rayon with large white flowers. It was the closest thing to a Hawaiian print I could find in rayon so I can make Peter a shirt.

Faux suede with all-over embroidery. I am making a jean jacket for my niece (who turns 15 this summer). She had asked for black but when I saw this suede in what is a neutral colour also, I thought it would look so much more flattering on her and be more versatile too. And it really feels like suede. I can always make her a black one later.

Thin blue denim embroidered to a raspberry pink cotton backing. They called it quilted in the store but there is no fibre padding between the two fabric layers. I imagined a jacket for myself where I could turn up the sleeves and show the pink inside.

7 comments:

SewChic said...

The dress looks so nice on you. I've enjoyed watching your progress. Great job!
Ruth

bbrug said...

Very fresh and springy!

JuliaR said...

Thanks Sewchic (Ruth)! I have linked to your blog for more sewing resources. Didn't know you were lurking. :)

Yes bbrug, I just love the colour. The pattern and the fabric make it so comfy. And look - pockets!

Puddles said...

What a great dress! Thanks for sharing the process - as a beginner sewing enthusiaist I have learned lots from you. I look forward to your future projects.

JuliaR said...

Thanks Puddles! I am glad you are enjoying the blog. I have to finish the reversible coat first but then I'll start something new.

Miriam said...

hi julia!
i love the dress. the fit is terrific and it looks very comfortable. as always i love your step by step photos.

JuliaR said...

Thanks Miriam. That pattern is worth making again.