Monday, August 02, 2010

Liberty of London Sheath Dress

My sewing is going to be boring for the next couple of dresses.  I'm trying to amass a few more work dresses for really corporate type meetings so I'm relying heavily upon my TNT dress pattern to make them. 

The previous two dresses had variations done to them so that they would look a little different (faux welt pockets/chevron'd front insert).  This version is sewn as is.  When I asked my DD if I should add some gray piping to the neckline and armholes, her response was, "Can't just leave it alone can you?"

So here is my Liberty of London Sheath Dress alone:


'nuthin spectacular right?  Just a good basic sheath dress.

And here it is with the New Look 6788 jacket that I made a couple of years ago:


Some stats:

Fabric:
2.5 yards of Liberty of London fabric purchased from EOS earlier this year

Notions:
2.5 yards of gray rayon bemberg lining
22" gray invisible zipper
3 yards gray rayon hem tape
3 yards 1.5" black lace for the hem

I also cut out a black linen version of this dress and a cute little shawl collared bolero jacket in the same fabric to be worked on next weekend.  Hopefully after that I will make my version of the B5147 dress using one of the border prints I acquired this year.

I know it's boring sewing but it's necessary.  Hopefully, you'll stick around 'cause I will go back to sewing the more fun stuff soon!

Parting shot:

I bought some new shoes...and even though these are taupe & beige...they work well with the LL Dress and jacket.


...as always, more later!

39 comments:

  1. IMO,I think the print of the fabric alone makes this dress pretty spectacular.

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  2. I'm sorry I don't agree. I thought the dress was SPECTACULAR and then you added the jacket, shoes and other styling. I'm absolutely BLOWN AWAY.

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  3. Yes, the fabric is beautiful and your TNT sheath the perfect style.

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  4. I love the dress, the fabric is beautiful
    and I hear you on the corporate wardrobe
    as much as I love sewing dresses to go out
    its more rewarding to sew for work because
    I find it harder to find appropriate clothes for work
    in retail that has a good quality for a good price.
    don't get me started on the hemlines, I don't know how wear MINIs to work, but I don't

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  5. That dress is perfect just as it is. And those shoes are gorgeous!

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  6. I LOVE that beautiful fabric - and not just because it's come from London :). I think that the simple lines of the sheath dress perfectly showcase the lovely print and the result is definitely NOT boring. It looks elegant and very stylish!

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  7. Perfect dress for the corporate workplace. I really like it with the jacket, too.

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  8. gorgeous. again.
    I loved your July parade of dresses, too.
    sigh.
    That's what my closet will look like one of these days.
    My job has a very loose dress code. OK- NO dress code. But this is exactly what I want to wear. So feminine and pulled together and stylish.

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  9. Your daughter was absolutely right, leave it alone. The fabric did all the talking. Lovely print for a great looking dress

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  10. That dress is just gorgeous!!!

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  11. I agree with Eugenia, the simple sheath dress is the perfect foil for this gorgeous fabric/print. You look stunning!

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  12. Lovely dress and great shoes!

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  13. I don't think it's boring at all, it gives ones like me that are just starting out swing our own clothes inspiration, we see what can be done, and that's a good thing! I adore the fabric. I bet when you go into your meetings you are the best dressed one there, professional and feminine.

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  14. I love that print -- not boring at all!

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  15. Agree with everyone here, the fabric speaks on this one. Also your plus size post was terrific. Women have been held to one standard of what they should look like forever - note that no one can meet it without nearly killing themselves which says it all. The pattern companies should know better - you should consult to them, now there's an idea - your own line. Maybe we should start a petition.

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  16. What a classic, sophisticated outfit!

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  17. The whole ensemble is fantastic! I love, love Liberty. Isn't it a dream to sew? The muted color looks wonderful!

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  18. That dress is gorgeous - the fit, the fabric, everything! And, of course, I adore the shoes. What's not to love about patent leather?

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  19. Nothing simple about this. The fabric is lovely, and the jacket makes this such a chic, three season outfit. Your sense of style blows me away!

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  20. Nothing spectacular? WRONG! The scale of this print and softness of its design is gorgeous on you. The ensemble is classy, understated, and very flattering. It looks EXPENSIVE.

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  21. Really beautiful dress. I love that Liberty print - very sophisticated!

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  22. Great dress, beautiful fabric, once again a great combination...You inspire me.

    Karen

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  23. The print on you is fabulous and with the sweater & shoes, a killer combination!

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  24. Even though it's a simple dress, it still looks fabulous and it's a great fit on you.

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  25. Your sewing in never boring! You take a simple sheath dress pattern and turn it into something special. Love your sewing and your pics.

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  26. Nothing boring about this number. Love the fabric you used, and the fact that it's your TNT. Like the jacket too.

    Please, bore us some more :-)

    Oh, and I enjoyed your take, and the comments on the NYT article. Thanks for posting it. I don't understand why other enterprising apparel companies don't take on the challenge. It appears to be a lucrative, untapped market.

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  27. Cute dress! Love the shoes!

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  28. Beautiful print and looks great with the jacket.

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  29. But it IS something really special! The print is just so gorgeous. Liberty does not need anything else! This is one of my favs of yours!

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  30. Be-you-T-full! (I tried B.U.T.full but I can see that doesn't read the same way as it sounds!!! So much for trying to be clever!) It's really gorgeous and definitely you!

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  31. Nothing boring about Liberty of London! It is gorgeous! Love it with the jacket and without.

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  32. I think it's fabulous! I don't know what you are talking about - boring! You underestimate yourself. and those shoes - stunning. g

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  33. You look fabulous from head to toe!

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  34. This is an attractive additional to the corporate wardrobe. Not plain at all.

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  35. ha ha ha, I like your daughter! The fabric alone is spectacular, and I love your outfit. I wished you worked in my office, there's no one there worth checking out/stalking for sewing inspiration....

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  36. This might be one of my favorite things you've made - LOVE this dress! Something about the combination of the print, style and colors on you all just *work*. Beautiful m'dear, just beautiful.

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  37. I love this dress! And I love the shoes!

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