Friday, July 22, 2011

Three finished dresses

I finally got all the zippers and hems done in the last three dresses I've been working on, so here they all are. The first two are from Butterick retro patterns, both of which are now unavailable from the manufacturer. The first is Butterick 4792. I used a vintage cotton that mom gave me for my birthday this year, and some leftover fabric from my red 1930s pants.


 I haven't lined the skirt, and am not sure if I'll go back and add one later or not. It could use a little extra pouf, but I don't really think it's necessary. I have another belt planned for this dress also, so I can use a fab red buckle that mom found at a shop here in town. I felt an urge for a big bow, though, so I went ahead and threw this sash together.

The next dress is from Butterick 4512, with an improvised belt (and yet another bow). (I had the scarf on with what I was wearing the day I finished this, and it clearly does not go with this dress).






















I also discovered that the dress goes really well with my high-school graduation shoes, a pair of shoes I hardly ever wear but haven't been able to bring myself to get rid of in the last six years. I guess this was why.



The final dress is the one I made up, using a self drafted pattern and pieces-and-parts of other patterns. I'm absolutely in love with this dress and I'd like to make a few more.






















I'm really happy with all three of these dresses, although the last two are definitely my favorites. I actually wore the halter dress last night, but with the red bow from the first dress and my red and blue wedges. I did not manage to take a picture of the ensemble though. Maybe next time. I hope that everyone is having a good week, and that you all have a fun and relaxing weekend!

11 comments:

  1. I am blown away by your skill!! The fit is perfect!

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  2. Love them all! They are so gorgeous. I think we have very similar wardrobe taste cos I squee at pretty much everything you make and I think I have a similar figure to yours.

    That sash - is it just one long thin piece of fabric or have you made it some other way to get the bow all neat like that? :-D

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  3. I like all three, but the last one is sooo awesome I'm already thinking about how I'd knock it off.

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  4. The third is lovely- the skirt shape is really very flattering. And I have a thing for bow belts too, I have one in particular that I wear with everything if possible! Nice work

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  5. ooohh! These are all so FABULOUS! Great job. I can't decide which I like best. Love the neckline on the first dress, adore the bow on the second dress and love the va-va-voom 30's inspired style of the 3rd dress!!

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  6. My goodness these are divine! You are so talented! I can't even pick a favourite, they're all stunning!

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  7. I love all three for all the reasons Debi listed! I sure would love to have that third one. Love the lines and the print.

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  8. What fabulous dresses! Makes me wish I was 24yo again ;)

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  9. Usted está especialmente hermosa con estos vestidos, yo veo que usted está definiendo cada vez más su estilo y me encanta!! Wonderful!!!

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  10. You should be happy with them all! Love em all, but I think the green floral is a definite favourite of mine.

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  11. I love the colors of both dresses, but the first definitely fits better and it is flows on your curves while the second makes the eye look on the bottom only.

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