Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Season of the Dress - Edition 1

Its finished! It's done! I feel a little like Frodo on the mountain after throwing the ring into the fire! This task which I have devoted days to is finally complete! Okay, it took Frodo and Sam months but it felt like months instead of days to me...

Seriously, the dress is finished. I used the red & white linen fabric that I tea dyed to make the dress. The dress pattern is from Vogue OOP 2090 - a Tamotsu wardrobe pattern.

Here is the dress before hemming:

Here is a close-up of the collar area:

And finally me in the dress:

More about the construction later! Just wanted to share that the dress is finished! I am wearing it to work tomorrow! Yes!

13 comments:

  1. Very nice, did you use a linen piping as well? I would love to read the about the process. Good job.

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  2. It looks so cute on you!

    Suzanne

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  3. This looks so fabulous on you! You did a great job and really put that tea stained fabric to good use!

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  4. That is gorgeous!

    I really liked reading the entry how you tea-dyed the fabric to "remake" it into your own idea.

    And now to see it as a finished garment - WOW! You picked the perfect pattern. And what a great fitting dress - it looks so nice on you.

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  5. You look beautiful and I love the dress. You are such an inspiration!

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  6. Very nice "springy" look. The dress looks so much better on you than on the hanger!

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  7. After seeing your dress and your mentioning that it's from a Vogue Tamotsu pattern, I ran down the stairs to search through my Tamotsu, alas! sign, seems like I have all the others but not this pattern. I did find it on the internet for $25.00 though...lol. Maybe one of these days from Ebay.

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  8. Pretty fabric and very flattering style.

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  9. Love that dress, and you look fabulous in it! Great job!

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  10. It's just beautiful. I love what you are sewing and especially your choices of fabric and color.

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  11. Nice job! You done good!

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  12. Super color scheme, I like it! Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing this wonderful site with us.
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