Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Magnificent maxi dress!

I used Sewaholic Patterns Lonsdale dress with my excellent gold fabric from an estate sale. The fabric has a giant paisley print in gold, white, brown and orange. It is lightweight and silky, but not shiny. I don't know what type of fabric it is. I cut out a 2 and made no changes- it fits perfectly!
 I tied the knot in a full knot. There are pockets, but I was blinking like a doof in every picture that showed them.
 The waistband nips in the waist nicely. The busy print hides the fact that you can't cut the pieces on the fold.
 I like how the straps cross in the front and then tie in a bow!
 I sewed the pattern up as written, except I did a narrow hem on the bottom and put in the zipper by hand while watching Friends with Benefits (mildly awful movie, but watchable; Andrew fell asleep after ten minutes).
Here are some spins to show you how floaty the fabric is. I used a lot of the fabric, but I still have a yard or so left. The color makes my hair look very browny-gold, too bad my pasty skin isn't going along with the color scheme... at least I blend in among the milky white winter people here in Chicago, haha.

On other notes I have been looking at engagement rings (I want a ruby instead of a diamond), I caught a sore throat from subbing last Friday and am sick, I am still filling out endless job applications for teaching and I read all of The Hunger Games series in like 5 days last week. Did anyone else read those? They were good, even if they are meant for teens.

More finished projects soon!

15 comments:

  1. I loved The Hunger Games series! You should watch the movie now too!

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    1. Yeah, I saw the movie first, but the book was still fun to read afterwards!

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  2. Oh, I love everything about this dress! It fits you just perfectly and the fabric is awesome. Lovely.

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  4. This is oh so lovely...I'm totally going to make myself a maxi Lonsdale this summer. Yes, I'm a copycat, but your dress has inspired me!!!

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  5. Ooooh, pretty dress. It fits you well.

    I ate up the Hunger Games (no pun intended. ha!). Loved them! I'll definitely be reading them again. I loved that they were made for teens and have a female lead who actually has integrity and strength (so hard to find these days). The last one and its violence was a bit surprising though, but I guess teens are used to violence in video games, etc.

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  6. Oh, very pretty dress! I love the print, and it looks like a fun dress to twirl in. :)

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  7. It looks gorgeous! And yes, you definitely blend in with the rest of us pasty folks :) I LOVE that fabric - it's so floaty and fun!

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  8. This might be my favorite thing you've made. That cut is so so so flattering on you, and the fabric is absolutely killer. Good stuff!

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  9. Fantastic dress! It looks very groovy and 70s, in a good way! :]

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  10. This is gorgeous and the colours really suit you.

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  11. Amazing. That is a really nice colour on you. I've been eyeing the Lonesdale pattern for a while. I think I am going to order one with the new Cambrie pattern!

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  12. What a beautiful dress on you! The pattern and fabric is perfect. I like the twirling picture it reminds me of you in the side aisle at your cousin Julie's wedding!

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  13. Love the dress! The print, how fun it looks to wear, and fit it great! The straps are genius.

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