Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lisette Traveler Dress


I finally got around to sewing up my Lisette Traveler dress that I cut out oh, 5-6 months ago.  I don't have the best of pictures but I couldn't wait to share!


Modeled by my mom's dress form, my waist is in no way that small FYI


This dress was a bargain as the total cost of supplies was only $6.47. 

The breakdown: 

  • 2 yards of purple stretch cotton poplin from Fabric Mart @ 1.99/yard
  • buttons from the clearance aisle at Jo-ann Fabrics @ 50 cents a card  (3)
  • Simplicity 2246 on sale for 99 cents
  • thread and interfacing were from my stash

I sewed a size 10 but didn't do the full 5/8" seam on the sides.  I also don't have lower pockets or a self fabric belt because I had run out of fabric.  I'm really pleased with this dress and it came together quickly.  The only place I ran into a bit of trouble was easing the sleeves in.  That might have been a cutting error though.  mental note:  don't wait so long to sew a pattern you've cut out  I'm hoping to get properly modeled pictures this weekend!


I'm also working on Halloween costumes.  P is going to be a Chief and MG a Skeleton.  K will be a Southern Belle but there'll be no sewing as she's borrowing a costume my mom had.  BK made it really easy...she's going to be a flamingo.  I still had all the parts to MG's costume from 2 years ago that my mom made.  It needed a few alterations (skirt and belt let out, feathers and trim replaced) to be wearable and Grandma has already taken of that.  Thank you, Mom!





21 comments:

  1. I love this and can't wait to see it on!

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  2. I simply can't wait ti se your dress modelled Cindy

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    1. Next week, for sure, I'll have pics up!

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  3. Can't wait to see the dress modelled Cindy!!! I'm sure it's awesome - it looks great. Funny, I *finally* sewed a Lisette dress I'd had cut out forever too. I actually love the fit; it's awesome. Only problem is that it's totally a summer dress so I am pretty much leaving it in the closet until oh, May or so. Awesome. :).

    Christy

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    1. LOL! That's why I put off finishing this dress...the weather had become warmer and I didn't "need" it. Which pattern did you make?

      Cindy

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  4. Fantastic! Such a great dress, and you can't beat the price! (and I am sure the fit)

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    1. Probably the cheapest (and nicest!) dress I have! Thanks, Brittney.

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  5. This dress would be worth (having spent) a lot more, but what a great deal at any rate! I love the clean lines, and I bet the color is great on you. Can't wait to see it modelled, too!

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    1. Thank you, Uta! I love this style of dress and have never been able to find one in the shops that was "me".:)

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  6. Yes, I love it too - modeled pics ASAP please!

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    1. Thanks, Justine! Next week for sure...

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  7. Great to see you sewing something for yourself, Cindy!!! A classic dress that won't outdate. I can't believe the difference in prices between out countries.

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  8. Your Traveler dress looks so professionally constructed, I would never guess that it was home sewn. I would never have the patience to sew myself a shirt dress. And I can't believe it cost less than $7!!! Your mom's dress form is so cool because it has that pin cushion on top, did she buy it that way or did she add that?

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  9. oh, I forgot to add that I hate sewing in those dreaded set in sleeves... I would never have guessed that you had a problem with the sleeves, they look perfect !

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  10. This turned out great! I'm excited to see it on too. What a great classic.

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  11. Your dress looks amazing, and more so with how little the materials cost. Your costumes sound like a lot of fun and your Mum continues to impress with the wonderful flamingo :-)

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    1. I meant to add 'Happy Birthday! Your giveaway is so great, but I wouldn't get as much use from the patterns as someone with smaller children, so I won't enter :-)

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  12. Beautiful, stylish dress. I didn't know this pattern could look so good.

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    1. Thank you, Suzie! I can't wait to wear it...perhaps next Sunday to church.

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  13. Ooh, I love it. It's been on my list and I really want to make it for this fall/winter. Looking forward to seeing it on you.

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    1. It comes together really quickly, Joy! Maybe this weekend I'll be able to get some pictures...that is if we don't have another Hurricane.;)lol

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