Monday, May 26, 2014

Lilac Dress without the Gray

I definitely started this journey with a necklace as the inspiration and two fabrics from the collection. However, actual weekend sewing never yielded the cardigan. That doesn't mean that I'm not going to make it...I just didn't get to it yet.

So a few pictures of me wearing the dress instead of Lulu ~










Dress with RTW cardigan - how I will wear it 
until the gray cardigan is made

All of the information regarding the construction of the dress is in this post.

I spent three of the five days I was off working on Vogue 8995. I started tagging the pictures I showed on Instagram with the hashtag epicsew (#epicsew) because it was a very involved sew. I finished it this morning so the posts regarding the pattern alterations (which took one full day) construction, and the reveal will be shared during the week.

Since I highlighted the new baby in my last post - this one has my first granddaughter in it.  Thanks everyone for the very kind comments you've left on the grandbaby pictures and "the vault" pictures. I have just one more vault picture left to share later this week.



...as always more later!





45 comments:

  1. I really like the detail on the bodice. Also the color is so spring-y and looks great with the yellow cardigan! Nice to see you in some color!

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  2. I love it with the yellow cardigan! I would've never thought to pair those 2 colors.

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  3. I love it with the yellow too! And fantastic shoes! :-) I'm loving all your vault pix, and who can resist pictures of cute little kids?!

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  4. It looks very lovely with the yellow cardigan. I wonder how it's going to look with the grey one. Your granddaughter is so adorable.

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  5. Very pretty springtime dress, and looks good on you. Your grandbabies are some of the cutest I ever saw.

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  6. Such a cutie-pie photo of your grandaughter! And I LOVE that lilac with neon yellow. Never thought to pair that colour combo though I wear both. I don't know how I'll ever wear lilac without yellow again!

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous! This colour is just perfect and a super match with the cardigan!

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  8. What a beautiful child! And I love the seaming on your dress.

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  9. Love your dress, especially the topstitching. And your granddaughter is so cute!!

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  10. When I read your last post, I thought that you must be used to adorable grandchildren - and this post proved the point. If the baby was my grandchild, I'm afraid I would get nothing done except sitting and watching her. Love the dress - it's very flattering on you and the pics of all the grandchildren. They are all gorgeous!

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  11. Great looking dress, I do like the empire line. I love the floral cardigan with this. Your granddaughter is very cute, love the pink kicks.

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  12. Well these grandgirls are both gorgeous!!!!! Love this little one! So adorable!
    Love the lilac dress and the neat cardigan, but the shoes are ultra awesome!!!!!

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  13. Oh my gosh, what a cutie. I love the lilac and yellow paired together. Pretty combo!

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  14. What a little beauty! She reminds me of my little Riley! The dress is lovely! I too am sewing lavender stuff this month.

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  15. I really like the details in the bodice and the SHOES!

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  16. Love the design lines you added to this dress. Especially on the back - those angled lines are very slimming. It's amazing to me how much longer things take than I think they should. I had 4 days off - I sewed 4 belt loops and buttons on an all but finished skirt, made a jacket, cut out a matching dress, cut out a skirt that I haven't sewn up and cut and put together another dress but for zippers and hem. 4 days worth and only a jacket to show for it. ::sigh:: g

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  17. Beautiful color on you, so perfect for spring. great details. And your granddaughter is so cute, and looking very serious :) Is she learning that blog photography is hard work ? ! adorable.

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  18. You look radiant! Those colors light up your face.

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  19. Your dress is gorgeous. I love the empire line and it really suits you. gorgeous grandchildren. The photos from the vault are fantastic

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  20. This is a lovely springy (season wise I mean!) dress and nice job on coordinating with the flowers. Although probably everyone is going to be looking at your cute granddaughter instead, serious competition you have there!

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  21. ...& you look gorgeous in lilac....forgive me for saying those shoes would not last 5 minutes on your feet if I had a chance to steal them away...they are so beautiful :)

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  22. Your 1st grandbaby is adorable too!!! This lilac dress is beautiful on you with or without the cardigan and those shoes are the cutest ever!!!!!

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  23. I agree with everyone else, the yellow cardigan is unexpected but perfect with your lovely dress. Your photos are gorgeous too, as is number one granddaughter!

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  24. I've developed a new appreciation for sewing dresses. Your dresses always provide inspiration.

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  25. This is a very popular color this spring and is a nice choice for you. Love the seaming on the bodice, what a nice pattern, will have to share this with my students.

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  26. Your dress is lovely and the styling works really well for you. However, I think that your beautiful granddaughter upstages you just a bit! What a cutie.

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  27. i'm loving that color on you!

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  28. I agree with everyone else -- a beautiful color on you! And I love the photo of your sweet granddaughter:)

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  29. I love it with the yellow flower cardi. Very pretty! Your granddaughter is SO CUTE! :-)

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  30. Great dress! Cute grandbaby!

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  31. How do you get any work done with those little cuties buzzing around you!?!?! She's absolutely adorable!

    Oh. I like the dress too! :-p

    Beautiful work as usual! You really know what works for you!

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  32. The seaming detail turned out amazing and I love the dress paired with the bright sweater! Perfect for late spring/early summer!

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  33. I really love this on you! And I love the way it looks with the yellow cardigan- I never would've thought to make that pairing, but it's really vibrant and gorgeous!

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  34. This colour is so flattering on you - beautiful. Rachel ☺

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  35. The dress and those flowers just go so well together. Beautiful! And I love your red lipstick too!

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  36. Adore your dress, you look very beautiful in it. Thanks for the picture of spring we have just had the worst frost and its killed lots of plants in the garden!

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  37. Another gorgeous little girl! Nice work with the dress, the seaming brings a nice detail to it.

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  38. Lilac is your color! Nice dress. I'm anticipating the reveal of your weekend project. You have the most beautiful grand children.

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  39. Lovely dress and love the pop of yellow.

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  40. It looks amazing! Great job!

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  41. And of course it's even more amazing on you (no offense to Lulu)! I love the styling, including the yellow cardigan. I'm sure the gray one will be great, too!

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  42. What a pretty dress. The color is great with the yellow cardi. I have not been getting your posts directly recently. Have you stopped sending them through Feed Burner or Feed Blitz? Hope all is well with you.

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  43. Love it - the seaming is so interesting! Also, your little granddaughter is so cute!

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  44. Your granddaughter is beautiful. And I like your dress. :)

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  45. that dress is fantastic! i love the details. it looks great with that yellow cardi...

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