Sunday, June 24, 2012

Peyton One & Two

This is the first of the three dresses that I made from the Peyton collection...and the first in the "Ye Olde Familiar" series.  I easily duplicated this dress from my TNT pattern by making a simple alteration. Instead of cutting the dress front on the fold, I folded down a v-neckline in my pattern and cut out the front with a 5/8" seam allowance.




Some stats ~
Pattern:  
TNT Dress Pattern
Fabric~
Linen floral print from Vogue Fabrics in Evanston purchased here with Cennetta & Patti
Notions ~
22" off white invisible zipper
3 yards of white cotton bias binding
2.5 yards white cotton/poly bastiste
off white rayon seam binding


Construction ~
*The fashion fabric was cut out and then underlined with the cotton batiste lining.
*The front was sewn together
*The invisible zipper was sewn into the back 3x - yes, 3x because I made a huge mistake...




...see even experienced sewists need to use their seam rippers from time to time because I sewed the back neckline to the back hemline!  Probably why I have three of seam rippers around at all times! *LOL*
*The back and fronts were sewn together and pressed flat.
*I added binding to the neckline and armholes because I underlined the dress.




*The binding was topstitched at the neckline and the armholes.
*Rayon seam binding was added to the hemline and hand hemmed.
**The dress was finished.


I leisurely sewed this together one Sunday.  I chose to make this version first because I want to make a purple ponte knit cardigan from Butterick 5760 (inspired by the one Pauline made) to wear with this dress and this dress from last summer.  So look for that soon, well right after I finish the next two Peyton dresses.


A few more pics...





Peyton #2:
This is dress number two of the Peyton Series and is the one that looks most like the inspiration dress. 




Some stats:
Fabric ~
silk tweed from the collection 


Notions ~
22" tan invisible zipper
bemberg rayon lining
tan rayon seam binding
linen bias binding


Construction ~
  • The difference between this version and the other two is that this one is lined and not underlined.  
  • Which of course means that there's more hand stitching in this version.  
  • Otherwise, ditto on all the construction information from the first floral Peyton dress.
  • Except that I also added bias binding to the sleeves instead of turning the lining and flipping.
  • And I handstitched the lining to the slit at the front.


A few more pics...






These were taken at my job

As I stated before these dresses were a breeze to put together primarily because they are made using my Tried and True (TNT) dress pattern.  So two down and one more to go...

...as always, more later!











43 comments:

  1. Love the pink dress on you - so elegant.

    Your Peytons are the poster child for the value of a TNT :)

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  2. I love your peyton dresses. Both of them are beautiful..but my favorite is the floral..so pretty and looks great on you.

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  3. I think the V neck is very flattering. Both are pretty, the pink especially so.

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  4. The V neck is very flattering! I love how you line and underline your dresses. I'd love to find the secret of snug-fitting armholes in sleeveless garments. That's always the source of my discontent.

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  5. I can see why this is your TNT pattern. It ha a great fit and is so flattering. I loved the floral version till I scrolled down and saw the pink version- even better!

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  6. You really are the Queen of TNTs - these are both lovely.

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  7. Both are gorgeous! I think the v neckline really flatters you.

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  8. Gorgeous dresses - love them both but particularly the floral. What drives the decision to line OR underline?

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  9. Love that style on you. Love that patterned fabric works so well with sheath dresses.

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  10. My go-to seam ripper officially died yesterday. I'm thinking I should immortalize it somehow! You always do such a beautiful job of adapting the ideas in your mind w/ the reality of pattern and fabric. Awesome!

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  11. Beautiful summer dresses! Really love the print you chose for the first one.

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  12. While I love me some floral (lol), you are rocking that pink dress hard core. You are working it in that style dress!

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  13. Isn't it amazing what a difference the simple details make? The little slit at the bottom front mirroring the V neck just adds that little something. I love both of them and I particularly like the shoes you are wearing witht the pink version.

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  14. What I really think is that they are both LOVELY! Great fabric choices and such variety/variation that most people would be hard pressed to realize that they are the same pattern...!

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  15. I love the floral dress the best. Nice job on both of them.

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  16. Love the fabric you used in both these dresses and I think the cut is very flattering on you - lovely!

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  17. Love these! And what a very green place you live; this is NJ???

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  18. Two great additions to your wardrobe! The floral print is so pretty, and I love the shade of purple in the flowers. The pink is also a beautiful shade, and I love the texture in the fabric.

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  19. Beautiful dresses! Very nice additions to your professional wardrobe!

    Lynda in LV

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  20. The dresses I gorgeous. That printed linen fabric is to die for. Your new home also looks lovely. I hope you are enjoying it. And that handsome grandson of yours looks bigger in each picture!

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  21. lovely! the floral print one really is amazing :o)

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  22. Carolyn, these are beautiful and look so refreshing in the hot weather. Of course I especially love the printed linen!

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  23. I love the floral print - Adorable - looks cool and comfortable for a summer day. The solid is pretty and I think I would wear that on a cold dreary day just to spite winter. With a sweater, of course.

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  24. There is such value in a classic style! Both dresses look lovely. I like your shoe collection!!

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  25. Love both dresses you did and excellent job on both the floral is my favorite. I especially like how the dress fits you the neckline is perfect and the length is great

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  26. Oh, my, gosh! They are both bootiful! I love, love, love them!

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  27. Both dresses are so pretty. I especially like the floral.
    Is that the little prince? Cute smile.

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  28. Both dresses are beautiful, Carolyn, but I especially love the floral!

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  29. Both dresses are really beautiful and I really love the print on the floral dress!

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  30. this dress is clearly a HIT, both looked beautiful and I love those shoes, classy!

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  31. Very pretty dresses, I really like the v-neck on you. The little prince is growing up.

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  32. Wow, really fantastic wardrobe additions. Great job on maximizing the TNT.

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  33. Those are both pretty, summery dresses. Nice sewing!

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  34. Your vision come to life; they are both wonderful on you.

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  35. I can't believe you are making two more! I love those dresses on you. The pink makes you glow - seriously. I've pulled a pattern to try working with to see if I can get a similar look - it's the Vogue with the waist seam that you made this Fall in two colors with the ribbon at the waist. g

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  36. both dresses are beautiful but I just LOVE the pink one on you

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  37. Both dresses fit beautifully. Nice work, Caroline.

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  38. That front split is very clever. Both dress are wonderful on you. The pink one really shows the design features well.

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  39. Love them both! So curious as to why you chise lining for one and underlining for the other? Perfect summer dresses.

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  40. I know I'm late with the comment, but I love, love, love this dress. The color, the shape, the neckline, the slit, the sleevelessness of it. Beautiful! And so versatile because of the toppers you can add to it.

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  41. I'm loving this silhouette on you; the v-neck and th ecentre front slit are very slimming and flattering.

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