Saturday, July 13, 2013

What I'm working on...

I have a heavy meeting schedule coming up for the rest of the month and I wanted a new black outfit to add to the mix.  Since I also needed a Mood project for this month, I started looking at dresses on Style.com to see if anything piqued my interest.

Ever since Michelle Obama wore a Barbara Tfank outfit, she's been added to my list of designers I check when new collections come out.  In the Resort 2014 collection I found these two dresses that screamed great summer dress to me...



I decided to choose design features from both dresses to make one amazing dress for me.  First can I say that this silhouette is out of the norm for me. However, I'm in the mood to mix it up a little and full skirts just say comfort to me especially in the summer.

So using this black linen scored from the Moods NYC store (but it can also be found online here):


I using my TNT dress from Butterick 5147 as the starting point.


I'm working out pattern alterations and how I'm going to construct the dress now, so stay tuned for more on the making of this designer interpretation.

...as always more later!







20 comments:

  1. Oh I can't wait to see what you do with this pattern. I love the black fabric - a lbd is always a score. I have the pattern and may be paying tribute to you by copying your ideas for changing the pattern up!

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  2. I know you'll create something beautiful. I love the neckline of the first dress to pieces.

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  3. Those inspiration dresses are fabulous. I can't wait to see how you use that with your tried and true. You will be rockin' the meeting scene. g

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  4. Heyy! This dress is amazing :) If you allow, I add this photo to my side in "Inspirations".
    http://curiouscreativeness.blogspot.com/p/inspiracje.html

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  5. Gorgeous dresses for inspiration. Can't wait to see what you create!

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  6. I like your inspiration dresses. Looking forward to seeing your finished garment.

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  7. Gorgeous inspiration dresses and can't wait to see your interpretation. Now you are bringing back memories of my favorite pattern.

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  8. Both of those dresses are lovely but I especially like the top one. Looking forward to seeing your interpretations of them.

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  9. Can hardly wait to see your version of these dresses. I know it will be spectacular.

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  10. I really like that first dress. I'm looking forward to seeing yours.

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  11. I like both inspiration dresses, especially the first. For me,I am wondering if that pleat and pockets will add to too much at the tummy area. I already have enough (too much) there. I look forward to seeing what you do with the design.

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  12. I love the silhouette of both and love,love the pockets on the first.

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  13. I'm so looking forward to see what you create. The suspense is killing me!

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  14. Ooooh, I really love these dresses. Can't wait to see your variation!

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  15. I love Butterick 5147 and have just made the jacket in a heavy coral cotton scrunchy fabric. Had planned to wear to the Hampton Court Flower Show and Goodwood Festival of Speed but we are experiencing a heat wave in the Uk so back to cotton t-shirt and trousers. Too hot to do anything but sew and will be looking at the dress in the pattern as yours is so inspirational.

    Well done on putting the sewing cave back together again and looking even better. Can I ask for the name of the shelving units to see if I could get something similar in England.

    Love your blog, regards from sewing sister, sussex, uk

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  16. Oooh, I love the inspiration dresses! I'm a sucker for pleats, and I like the just-below-the-knee length. I love love LOVE the print of the second dress-- I'll be keeping a lookout for similar fabric next time I'm at Mood!

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  17. I can't wait to see your new dress! The inspiration pieces are delightful and I agree that there's something 'summer'about a full skirted dress.

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  18. I love love love her work! And her silhouettes are great for me. :D

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  19. Both inspiration looks are lovely and linen is great for summer. But how do you plan to control the wrinkling?

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  20. Love those inspiration dresses - are they made from brocade? I think that first one would be particularly delicious as a swishy linen dress for summer....

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