Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My TNT Dress in Jason Wu Fabric

I was inspired by a Jones NY dress to make my own...



This dress is all about the Jason Wu fabric that I chose for it.  I did add some pink piping to bring out the pink flecks in the fabric but I knew when I found it at Mood, that I was going to use my TNT dress pattern to make it.


Some stats:
Fabric ~
2 yards Jason Wu tweed fabric

Notions ~
20" metallic zipper
pink piping
pink rayon bemberg lining
black rayon seam tape
pink rayon seam tape
bias binding
1/4 yard black lightweight interfacing

Construction Techniques:
All of the construction techniques are contained in this post and most of them were just to add extra touches like the exposed metal zipper and the piping.

The part I like the most is something no one can see but me, the pink lining...and look I'm wearing a belt. Seriously, peoples it's a belt around my non-existent middle...talk about photographic illusions! *LOL* 


I love the versatility of this dress...

Back view with exposed zipper

Worn with pink cardigan and belt

Dress worn like a jumper with a black turtleneck

Finally, a little shoe p*rn...



It was wonderful to work with this fabric.  I ended up with a very versatile dress that can be worn alone, with a cardigan or with turtlenecks in a variety of different colors.

This was another sew that wasn't part of the CIW collection, but I loved the fabric from the start and I was too excited about it to put it on the shelf. 

...as always more later!


49 comments:

  1. Love it! Love it! My favorite is with the belt and pink cardi. Another huge win! g

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  2. Looks great! The pink piping really brings the pink out in the dress.

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  3. Great dress! The belt looks nice. I think somebody, maybe Silhouette Patterns, calls it "essence of waist" ! Thanks for taking time to share. You are an inspiration.

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  4. Pink is my favorite color, so this dress has to be my favorite. That belt adds a lot...looks nice!

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  5. You are so beautiful and so talented. I love your blog!!!

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  6. My favourite look is the one with the pink cardigan. Love your shoes!

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  7. As usual, your piping gives it that little extra oomph! I particularly like it styled with the belt.

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  8. You always do very nice work. The piping makes the dress pop in a very good way :)

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  9. Great styling. I bet this fabric is wonderful to work with.

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  10. A great interpretation of your inspiration piece. The fabric is spot-on!

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  11. Another great dress and I love the shoes.

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  12. I love that your dress fits better than the one on the original model. Had you considered making a matching jacket (possibly at the same length as the dress) where the lining could really shine? I think it would look fantastic on you.

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  13. I love these photos, clearly this is a really versatile dress and you love wearing it. I think you need to wear belts more often, it looks great.

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  14. Beautiful Carolyn! Love the booties!

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  15. I really like your dress, the exposed zipper is always such a nice feature.

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  16. Love those booties! I need some :-) cite dress

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  17. Beautiful dress - I love the pic with the cardigan and the belt !

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  18. Another beautiful dress!!! And I love the way you've styled it....As always, you inspire me....

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  19. That dress is AWESOME!!! I love the way you have styled it, especially with the pink cardigan, and those boots are fabulous.

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  20. Wow--just wow! Classy look--make that looks--top to bottom. No wonder the fabric didn't sit in the collection.

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  21. Gorgeous dress. And I love the gloves. Wish they would come back into fashion.

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  22. Beautiful dress! Another great addition to YOUR collection!

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  23. Another winner! Carolyn, the belt works very well on you. You should try that type of belt with your other TNT dresses, I bet it would look fantastic!

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  24. The dress, the model, the smile, the accessories...
    Wunderbar!

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  25. Fabulous! I love it with the belt especially, but it is great to have such a versatile piece in the wardrobe.

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  26. Looks wonderful! I think my favorite look is with the pink cardigan as well, it really pulls out the pink in the fabric. Also love the turtleneck look! Always amazing :)

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  27. It's a stunner! It's nice that it's so versatile. The pink cardigan is a nice accent.

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  28. A) Your site is very inspiring--I love reading along and seeing what you create.
    B) I love the new dress with the pink cardigan.
    C) I LOVE those shoes! Please, please tell me what label they are, and if you bought them recently. I adore them.

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  29. This dress is beautiful.. Love it with the pink cardigan.. Looks great on you.

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  30. I absolutely love your blog and am so glad I happened upon it. How very talented you are, and what a fabulous wardrobe you have developed. I have allowed being plus-sized and perpetually hot from hot flashes, to keep me from sewing, although I do keep collecting fabrics, just all natural fiber ones now. I just keep saying "when I lose this weight" and you have shown me that regardless of whatever size I wear now, I can still look nice. I doubt I will use my silk tweeds until later (read after weight loss) but there are many fabrics on my shelves that I can use to finally wear something other than Wal-Mart knit pants and cotton tees. I am actually not going to a high school get together this weekend (class of 64) because I have nothing to wear. I too have no middle anymore, and admire your belt wearing. I especially love the very narrow one with a leash-type clip closure. You are a genius and know just what to do with fabrics. I hope someday to get to Mood and with any luck, you will be there to guide my choices.

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  31. Black, pink, tweed...exposed zipper? What's not to love? That fabric is yummy.

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  32. This is an impressive dress. You wear it well with the various ways of styling it. I love those black shoes!

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  33. the pink cardi combo is my fav, love that color on you. classic and very versatile.

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  34. Wow, the pink piping is such a complimentary accent to the gorgeous fabric. I really like this dress on you. How nice the whole design is so versatile too!

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  35. Wonderful dress and so versatile. Love the pink and those black shoes are to die for. I get excited when I am reading your blog!

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  36. You look so happy in this dress! (You should! It looks great!)

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  37. Looks great!!!! Exposed zipper looks hot!

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  38. Gorgeous dress! Looks so great on you!

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  39. Fantastic interpretation, I especially love your fashion shoot! People keep saying that the exposed zipper is going to be a short trend, but I think they look really good, especially on this style of dress. And the piping! I've said it before but I'll say it again you are the Queen of Embellishments

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  40. You look fantastic and love it with the cardi & belt.

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  41. Wow as usual. Love the shot with the pink cardigan in particular. Great work, great style.

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  42. I love your Jason Wu Dress! You look much better than the model! The pink piping and exposed zipper are very nice touches. Thanks for having such a wonderful blog to inspire us all.

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  43. Another incredible dress. You're interpretation is amazing. Simply beautiful. Love the pink Cardi & trim. Always a treat to check in. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Love that wonderful, versatile dress!

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  45. I really love this piece - especially with the pink accents.

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  46. You are such a Diva! Love it. You always find the best fabric and design inspiration.

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