Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sapphire Blue Jacquard










I always liked the jacquards in Gretchen Hirsch's fabric line at Joanns (why no more? more please?), so when I spotted the blue colorway in the red tag sale area at my local Joanns I snapped up a few yards knowing I just couldn't let it get away. Goodness was that the correct choice! The fabric looks lovely flat on the bolt, but in 3D it really comes alive and almost glows!

I decided to use my favorite dress pattern, with the kimono sleeved bodice I never tire of and a curved neckline. The dress is unlined, the seams finished by serging them and the neckline finished with a self fabric facing. Mostly I am still at war with my other bodice pattern, but for some reason this version (which was drafted from the same base pattern) is fine? Something in the kimono sleeve solves problems that arise on the version of the bodice with set in sleeves. I thought I'd leave battle for another day and simply enjoy making a new dress. I did rather enjoy it, and I am super pleased with the finished dress!

I hope my next sewing project goes just as smoothly, and seeing as it's just a pencil skirt it shouldn't be too much trouble. The lack of wool pencil skirts in my closet is quite annoying in winter! I am just so happy to have the first project of the year completed as now I feel as if I am getting my sewing rhythm back after a bit of a funk.

Happy Friday to you all, I hope you have a most wonderful weekend!

Dress: Made by me
Shoes: Zara
Fishnets: Amazon
Belt, Jewelry, & Clutch: Vintage

15 comments:

  1. A lovely colour and fabric, and the shape is wonderful for your figure on you! Kx

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  2. Seriously can you just make clothes for me? You're amazing!! Love the fabric!

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    1. Thank you Nora! In a perfect world I would start a repro brand and do just that <3

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  3. OH you look absolutely gorgeous in that hon! That color is perfect for you.

    Carla, Tiny Angry Crafts

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    1. Thank you Carla! I never go for blues but I guess that is a mistake!

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  4. How utterly dreamy! The vibrant sapphire blue looks amazing with your Snow White coloring, and the fit is just perfect (which makes sense, since you made it yourself).

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    1. Thank you Jessica! This is my favorite dress pattern to make by far, I really need to branch out eventually ;)

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  5. The neckline is gorgeous on this dress! As well as the fabric!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  6. Beautiful fabric, the colour suits you so well. Looks great in that style of dress.

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  7. Lovely! Fits you well!
    May I ask what pattern you've used?

    Susan

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    1. Thank you Susan! Unfortunately I don't have a pattern number as I made the pattern myself, but I hope to possibly grade my patterns and make them available in the near future <3

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    2. Sweet! Thanks!
      I enjoy your posts! Look forward your pattern line. Wow!
      Quite an undertaking but I'm sure you're up for it! :)

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