Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Seven's A Banquet, Nine A Brawl

Just a quick update for where I am up to regarding my sewing. It's been pretty intense. Expect to see some of these soon.

L-R - Cream and red floral strapless dress, black and white embrodiered dress (excuse my polka dotted foot), cream, red and black button dress. The first is thrift material, the other two stor bought. The first two are altered vintage patterns, the last my own design.


L-R - Blue silk dress with inverted pleats and petal collar, strapless two-tone dress, numeral pleat dress. The first and last are thrifted material. The first is my own design, the middle is a vintage pattern top attached to a thrift pencil skirt and the last is from a vintage pattern.

Whew! Of everything, I'm most proud of the middle dress in the second picture. It was quick, easy and effective. It also buttons up the back above the zip in the skirt. I'll could do a instructional post if anyone is interested. It's the best way to use printed material when you only have a little bit.

And finally I've only pictured six but there are actually nine things I've finished. Another dress, a skirt and a cushion. I should really stop making so many dresses. They aren't even that practical, but they are so pretty and swishy.

8 comments:

On Track said...

They are gorgeous, I love the cuts and beautiful colours, great job :D

The Collector said...

That roman numeral fabric is great. It would look so fresh in Summer.

What do you mean dresses not practical?!? Dresses are my favourite thing - you put on one garment + shoes and you are dressed! I guess though if you plan on climbing trees a dress could pose a problem ;)

Skye said...

I'm looking forward to seeing all of these - the roman numeral fabric and the black/cream button dress really caught my eye. Dresses rule!

Lady Melbourne said...

Wow, I love sewing projects! I have a million of them!
I cannot wait to see these, are you planning on seling them, or is this just a project for you?
I agree with The Collector, dresses are so easy, I live in dresses.
LM
x

The Clothes Horse said...

These all look fantastic. I think I want that strapless dress. You rock, I haven't attempted sewing an entire garment in... oh years...
I agree, Louise Brooks was so expressive. I wasn't expecting her to smile and laugh so much in the film, but when she did she lit up the screen and it didn't really matter if she was doing something terrible...

a cat of impossible colour said...

I am super-impressed by your mad skillz :)

Anonymous said...

id love if you would do a tutorial to help all us not so clever dress lovers! btw the middle ones in each picture are beautiful :)

Blogette said...

These all look so lovely!! You should set up your own etsy shop, I would some of them!!!