Sunday, March 25, 2007

One down, two and 1/2 more to go

Switching to the Viking definitely helped with the pintucks and then a good cleaning of my regular (Janome 8000) sewing machine's bobbin case and it is back to purring like a baby....I still think I am going to take her in for a servicing but I don't think it's going to die before I finish SWAP - thank goodness!

I got the piece of fabric pintucked



and then decided that I liked the channeling effect better on the reverse side of the pintucks. So that is the side of the fabric that I used to create the dress.

The pintucking gave the fabric dimension and once the embellishment was completed the dress went together one, two, three. But then of course it should, it's a TNT pattern.

I am including a shot of me in the dress, well an off the cuff no fashion shoot shot and I hope you can see the ribbed effect all the pintucking gave the dress. It still needs a hem but I needed a break, will hem it before I go to bed. One more SWAP dress completed.



I have been dithering over the black wool crepe Tamotsu dress not because I don't want to finish it but because I really couldn't decide if I wanted the long sleeves on the dress as originally planned. I finally decided to go with a sleeveless version since I plan on wearing it under both of the SWAP jackets. I am going to keep the sleeves handy, just in case I change my mind next fall but right now it will be sleeveless.

This dress needs the collar added, a finishing treatment done to the armholes, buttons & buttonholes added and to be hemmed. And I am even reconsidering the length of the dress - I am thinking about making it knee-length instead of calf-length....decisions, decisions...I wonder if this is how the designers feel before they do a show in Bryant Park! *LOL*

I have one more dress finished, one almost finished (the half referred to in the title!), a top which I think will probably end up being the Silhouttes Dana top because I just can't imagine a turtleneck now and the reversible tank dress. I can see the finish line...I just hope I can keep sprinting towards it!

15 comments:

  1. The pintucking is the perfect embellishment for this dress. It looks fantastic!!

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  2. That dress is stunning on you. And you are right, the channeling looks perfect. I can't wait to see the rest of the SWAP. Love, love, love the dress!

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  3. I wanted to add - go for the knee length! Show of a little leg, it will look so kicky with the red!

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  4. The reverse tucks are a really nice effect on the dress!

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  5. Awesome work!! Do you work on a dress form??

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  6. That red is going to be so GREAT on you! Well, it already is, but you know what I mean. The reverse pintuck/channeling is inspired. GO! Carolyn! GO! You can do it!

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  7. Carolyn your dress is TDF! It reminds me of the classy (and expensive) dresses Carolyn Roehm designed!

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  8. Love the pintucking, love the vertical effect. Go Carolyn Go! you can and will stay focused and finish this SWAP, I just know it.

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  9. I know you don't know me from a hole in the wall, but I vote for knee length. It's a gawjus dress, and I'm sure either way, you will do it great justice!

    Necia

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  10. Yes.......! Carolyn, the pintucking is inspired. oooh-ooooh

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  11. Carolyn, I love the color and the style of your dress. The pintucking looks like the couture Claire Sheaffer dress. Plus reading your comments and blog is giving me a good chuckle!
    Marguerite (Auntie J)

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  12. Really lovely! I love the color and the texture of the pintucks.

    BTW, I didn't know you had a Janome, too. If my dealer had his way, I'd have an 11000!

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  13. Cheering you on from the other side of the world....go,Carolyn, go!

    And the red is fab!!

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  14. Carolyn what a great color for this dress and the pintucking looks great! I am standing on the sidelines yelling, go, go, go.

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