Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sunday Night Fashion Shoot

I did manage to finish up the Brocade Blue Wool Crepe Jacket and Dress...it was a lot more work than I originally thought. Since the dress shell was already made, I wrongly assumed that it wouldn't take long to make the lining and install it...boy I was completely off base on that one!

There are quite a few special details to the dress ~ the lining that I made to look like a slip with a lace hem and the binding that I made from the brocade fabric for the neckline of the dress. However, I will give a full review of the dress later this week...tonight pics only!

The sleeveless shift dress alone:


The dress and jacket worn together:



The back of the dress and jacket:


Some of the brocade details:



The other item I started and finished today was the argyle cardigan from my Fall Top 10 List. I am wearing it with the Burda black knit dress that I made last year...again details to follow later this week:


The hem line on the jacket does match...I have it pinned together because I need to pick up fur hooks and eyes to close it...guess this means a trip to Pacific Trimmings this week!

I've decided to count the dress and jacket towards November totals since there was a lot of work done on it this weekend and not just finishing details. And of course, instead of following my plan, I started work on my version of the Dior Dress! More about that later!!!

33 comments:

  1. You did a wonderful job! You are such an inspiration!

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  2. Great job Do you make muslins before you cut into your fabric because they look nice and the fit is good?

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  3. Great work, as usual! I love that blue on you...that's a great color. And I'm a sucker for argyle...you'll get compliments on those outfits, I'm sure!!

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  4. Well done on getting it finished! And no wonder you started on the Dior dress, it is soooooooooooo cute!

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  5. I'm glad you've got your sewing mojo back.Love the dress and jaquard detail is very chic.

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  6. That blue really is your colour. I love the surprise of the jacket!

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  7. I love your work wardrobe! As you can tell by my wardrobe, I usually wear pants to work. In my after-work part-time job, I sit on the floor with pre-schoolers! But your co-workers must envy your wardrobe. I know I do!

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  8. you look so chic and professional, as always

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  9. You look so sassy in your new clothes!

    I love all the new garments, but I have always had a special place in my heart for argyle. Since it's been back in fashion, I have been buying every argyle item I can get my hands on before the trend is over.

    The brocade fabric is absolutely TDF - I love how that whole outfit looks on you. You're going to knock 'em dead at work!

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  10. Lovely dress and jacket. Great color on you. Glad the sewing mojo is back.

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  11. Such a pretty dress and jacket. Wonderful details.

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  12. Yay! Beautiful new clothes. I love the trim detail on the blue cardigan.

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  13. Your dress and jacket is pretty. I was wondering what pattern you used for the cardigan. If you told us already I overlooked it somehow. mssewcrazy

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  14. The blue outfit is absofreakinglutely stunning! Loved the argyle cardigan outfit as well! Keep up the inspiring work!

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  15. The blue is great, a nice change for winter. Also, the argyle will be really unique with the fur closures.

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  16. I am 100 percent in love with the brocade detail. 100 percent!

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  17. Those are two superb outfits! You look amazing in them!

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  18. Another beautiful outfit for the work wardrobe. Your necklace and shiny hair are the perfect accessories for your dress. I'm so glad your weekend was productive. Four pants muslins and I've got nothing to show. :-(

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  19. Oooh, nice, Carolyn! Aren't you the busy little bee. Lookin' good!

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  20. You look fabulous and great details.

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  21. Carolyn,
    Good job on your latest creations!
    Knowing we share a pattern "habit", and because I enjoy your blog so much I would like to send you some vintage half-size patterns free of charge. They are uncut, still factory folded. I believe they suit your work lifestyle better than mine. If you are interested, please email me privately.

    Glenda in MO
    aka MrsSewandSew

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  22. Well, Duh! My email is 2roosters@windstream.net.

    Forgot to mention in previous post.

    Glenda in MO

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  23. The blue dress is nice, but with the jacket, it's superb! Somehow, I thought you'd finished the argyle vest. I need a scorecard to keep up with your work, and I hope I'm not the only one.

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  24. Wow, can I come play in your closet?

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  25. I love the brocade details on the dress and jacket - the fabric on its own is beautiful, but what you've done with it is very special. As always.

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  26. Awesome, I really love the Brocade Blue dress and jacket and the trim is really nice. The argyle is also very nice, you do great work and always look amazing.

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  27. Both outfits are terrific! The blue dress with its creative details is beautiful on you.

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  28. Great outfits! I especially like the way you cut the back of the jacket in the same fabric as the binding. Very clever!

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  29. Carolyn, The outfit and vest both are lovely. You look so serene and elegant in the blue and trendy in the argyle; congratulations on a job well done.

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  30. Perfect for you.. very nice! :)

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  31. Beautiful! I love the brocade/wool crepe combination.

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