Sunday, May 08, 2011

3x the charm!

I just could not leave well enough alone.  After seeing Erica's version, I longed for just one more of my own.  Just one more Vogue 1250.  I know...I know...cause the only change I can possibly make to this dress now is the fabric...so that's what I did.

Alone


With a RTW cardigan from my closet

This fabric was purchased from Emmaonesock about five years ago.  She sold alot of this polyester knit in various colors and prints.  This is one of the few pieces I had left in the fabric closet because the fabric started to gain a reputation for being a little too warm for the wearer.  But it works great for this pattern and I think this is my best rendition so far.  I really like the way this latest dress hangs and wore it this morning to church services.

I did do a couple of things differently with this one.  Both the top piece and the back piece have a center back seam.  This was necessary because of the amount of fabric I had to work with.  The hem is pressed up with stitch witchery and then stitched down with a twin needle.  Finally, the armhole opening is a little lower which stops some of the pulling at the bustline that I was experiencing with the other two versions.


When I finished the second version, I knew there would be a third because I really wanted one out of a floral knit.  I thought I would have to purchase the fabric but I took a gander at the fabric closet and was very pleased to find this one. 

One more shot...


So you're wondering where's the B5600 dress right?  Well the buttonholes are made and it's just waiting for me to sew the buttons on.  I will do that this evening. 

Speaking of Mother's Day, I'd like to wish all mothers and mothers-to-be a very Happy Mother's Day!  May your day be filled with family, joy and love!

...more later!

72 comments:

  1. It's lovely! :) Looks great with the cardi too!
    Ashley x

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  2. Very pretty! Three's the charm.

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  3. Lovely! The perfect spring fabric for that dress. Happy Mothers' Day to you as well

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  4. Love it!!! Great spring-y fabric..

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this version. The other ones left me a teeny bit cold, but this one is ~perfect~. And I love, love, love "shopping" from the fabric stash.

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  6. Happy Mother's Day to you, too! Your new dress is great. The cowl neckline is so flattering and the colour and print are lovely.

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  7. It looks great! I have some of this fabric in the stash somewhere too.

    Happy Mother's Day Carolyn!

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  8. I love the fabric. Just the kind of fabric I would use! ;)

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  9. Great dress. I just finished my version of the dress from a black jersey. I need a pastel dress for church and this would be perfect and I think that I have a print that would be perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. This version is gorgeous! That fabric is fabulous, just right for this style and it really suits you. Perfect for spring!

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  11. What a lovely print! It's perfect for Mothers' Day.

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  12. Your dress turned out fabulously! I really like ti paired with that cardigan. :]

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  13. You look great in that...Happy Mom's day to you too!

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  14. The dress looks fantastic on you! Love the fabric. Your version has convinced me that I should purchase the pattern

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  15. Great dress, the fabric is so pretty.

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  16. I am loving every version of this dress. This one is so light and spring-y! Perfect to celebrate Mother's Day! I may just have to throw aside all my other projects and make one of my own.

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  17. Happy Mother's Day! I like this version of the dress sooo much! I'm betting it will be worn a lot.

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  18. Great colors, and the style is easy and elegant.

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  19. Beautiful! Loving the fabric print.

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  20. Happy Mothers Day and the dress looks lovely on you... perfect print for that dress.

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  21. You look so nice! I love the floral print! What a beautiful dress. I am definitely going to make one for myself too!!

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  22. Happy Mothers day and you look beautiful!

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  23. Your floral print looks great! I wore mine today and told my husband that I *NEED* this dress in several more colors!

    I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

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  24. Beautiful summery fabric. Great style also!

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  25. You are working those flowers, Caroline! It looks lovely and I love those colors on you. Happy Mother's Day!

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  26. I love this spring-y dress! It looks great on you.

    And Happy Mother's Day to you and Little Prince's mother too ;)

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  27. Love this fabric!! I am going to have to get this pattern!

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  28. I love this dress on you! The print is great!

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  29. This is a great dress. Love the print and it looks terrific with the sweater.

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  30. Wasn't the center back bodice seam a great idea. Love the fabric.emoa

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  31. I love this rendition, too! After seeing your three and Sigrid's, I think I really need to get on the ball and make one of these dresses.

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  32. This looks beautiful on you! That fabric looks like it was made to go with that cardigan!

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  33. Love you in that light color print. Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  34. Love this version! Happy Mother's day to you too!

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  35. I just love this dress, you look gorgeous and the cardigan is the perfect color play up the color. Very well done! Happy Mother's (and Grandmother)Day! K

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  36. You look lovely!! Happy Mother's Day to you, Caroline!!

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  37. Oh that dress is fabulous! With or without the cardi. I love it. I think it hangs just a wee bit closer to the body and looks fabulous. g

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  38. Love the fabric, it looks so fresh for spring/summer. The cardy works well with it too.

    What's one more when the dress works so well for you! Keep working it.

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  39. I perfect Mother's Day Dress! Love the green cardi with it. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day weekend.

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  40. I love this version ! You pick a great fabric !

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  41. That's so pretty! Love the spring-y floral pattern on you :D

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  42. The fabric is lovely and the pattern is a winner. Very springlike.

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  43. When you are on a good thing....
    Hope you had a lovely mother's day too.

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  44. What a great dress! Absolutely love the print and colour-so summery looking and looks great with the cardi. Definitely a winner.

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  45. You are right, this dress hangs beautifully on you. The print is very pretty as well. This is definitely your best version of this dress.

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  46. That's such a pretty dress and it really suits you. I wish I had your talent with a needle.

    :)

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  47. This dress is absolutely adorable! Just beautiful Carolyn, and so worth making a third. I am SO going to get this pattern as soon as it is released here in Australia (usually six months after the US). I have a feeling that I could make many of them too!
    Lara @ thornberry

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  48. Happy Mother's day to you too. I'm glad you finally made a version you like. Hope it ends up being work friendly because you look cute in it.

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  49. Great job. This one is my favorite.

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  50. Love it! My second version will be a print as well probably.

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  51. All I can say is wow--another success in style, color and fit.

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  52. Lovely springtime dress!

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  53. I have been reading your blog every now and then, and I seriously believe that you must have like a tzillion dresses in you closet :D Lucky YOU! And you have inspired me to start to make clothes again. Thank you for that.

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  54. It has such a romantic feel and look. Nice work, but then again, you always do nice work! I love how the same pattern can take on so many personalities. Sewing is amazing that way. Thanks for your compliments on my blog. I was tickled to have you comment =-)

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  55. Lovely, springtime dress!

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  56. So pretty... you and the dress!

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  57. You look beautiful! What a wonderful dress. Love.

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  58. What pretty, distinct fabric, perfect for a (cool?) spring day.

    Can't wait to see B5600. Hurry up with those buttons already, will ya? ;)

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  59. Three awesome dresses. I like the spring floral one best as well.

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  60. Wow! Gorgeous. I love your wardrobe! Yet another lovely dress...!

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  61. This is gorgeous. Such a sunny, happy print. I love the green cardigan with it, too.

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  62. Very pretty dress! I love the draping and the fabric. This is perfect for Spring.

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  63. Gorgeous dress. I have that same fabric still marinating in my stash *GRIN* I really need to pull that puppy out!

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  64. Ok now I am feeling left out, I've got to get this pattern made up! Your three versions all look quite different to each other and all lovely, you got good value there!

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  65. I am starting to be precise with my sewing and reading your blog has helped tremendously. Thanks Sharon

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  66. Lovely dress! I personally think it would look better with a more fitted back, but I know that's my preference and not yours - it still looks really really lovely on you - I love the print and the colours with the cardie are just beautiful.

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  67. Beautiful dress, Carolyn. You are my motivation for buying this pattern. Last night I cut my "first" version to sew tomorrow. Reading the instructions it's too easy. My God. I can see why you've made this three times. I already know I'm making this again in a solid color.

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  68. Thank you soo much for your review. I got scared after I saw all the extra lines inside the actual pattern piece when I cut it out. I will be sure to keep you posted.

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