Sunday, November 4, 2012

Drum Roll, Please....

I finally have a few modeled pictures of the Lisette Traveler dress!

 
 
 

pattern:  Lisette Simplicity 2246 (view A)
fabric:  purple stretch cotton poplin from Fabric Mart
mods:  3/8" seams on the sides, skipped lower pockets and self fabric belt due to limited yardage

The dress is very comfortable to wear.  Though next time I'll probably add an inch or two to the length.  At 5'9"+, the dress is a little on the short side for me but not too short that I won't wear it.;)  The pattern comes together a lot quicker than I anticipated.  No excuse not to sew another one...perhaps the tunic with a band collar (view B) to wear with skinny jeans and boots?

Next up is the stack of sewing traced and cut out during Hurricane Sandy (2+2 top, several Ottobre Design patterns, School Days Rain Coat).  I'm trying to be virtuous and complete that stack first but I have a newly arrived pattern (Sewaholic Minoru Jacket) calling my name!





linking up to:  Make It, Wear It over at The Train To Crazy

36 comments:

  1. Fantastic job - it looks great!

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  2. This looks so fantastic on you!! I love this pattern too but have only made one up for me.

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  3. You are so pretty :)
    the Minoru jacket looks like it will be a big project

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  4. You look lovely and have convinced me to get the pattern out too. I'm the same height so I will add a couple of inchs too

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  5. You look fabulous, Cindy!!! Both the style of dress and the colour suit you. Good choice with the brown belt and boots, too.

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  6. *ow ow!* It looks great!! Aaaand goes perfectly with those boots! ;)

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    1. I think anymore sewing I do for myself this fall/winter will be around those boots!lol Thanks, doll!

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  7. Really cute dress. makes me want to sew one for myself. someday, sigh...

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  8. Oh my gosh you're adorable. Seriously girl, you look great!

    I made the passport dress this fall, which I still haven't gotten around to hemming, or photographing. It was one of those things where I WANTED to make it in the summer and ran out of minutes to do it but tried to shoehorn it in in September. Unfortunately by the time I did that it was totally too late to wear it. Oh well.

    Love the patterns though - they are really lovely.

    Great dress!!!

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    1. Thank you, Christy! This one had been cut out in the spring and then languished in the to-make pile for months so I totally get it. Look at it this way...when warmer weather arrives all you'll need to do is hem it and you'll have a spring/summer dress ready to go!:)

      Cindy

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  9. Great job! That's a great color for you too! Makes me want to make another one!

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  10. Oooh pretty lady! The dress looks fantastic on you too!! I have the Lisette Passport pattern but seriously I'm scared of almost all adult patterns except Wiksten and Washi. Silly, I know!

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  11. Wow, you look great! The dress is a winner, and I really like the brown accessories with it. Also, you can definitely wear this length!

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    1. Thanks, Uta! I really should pull out the other Lisette pattens I have and get working on a mini-wardrobe for myself...

      C

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  12. Wowzer, looks fantastic! You can definitely pull off that length :)

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  13. You look fabulous in it, I love this pattern, one day I might actually get to make it!!
    Very nice, and to see something for you.

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  14. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous - you, and the dress. Are you sure the pic is not of a daughter you had not shown before?!! ;-) Great styling too and I prefer the belt you chose rather than using a fabric one.

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    1. Nope, that's all me! Thank you.:)

      C

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  15. Looks way better on you than on the mannequin! Very nice.

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  16. Cindy, you look smashing! Great job on the dress and love those boots!

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    1. Thank you, Erin! It was about time mom got some new clothes (and boots!).:)

      Cindy

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  17. Cute! Were you wearing it at church yesterday?? I'm thinking you might have been, but I was paying too much attention to the kids at the time to really look!

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  18. Darling. I love the casual look and the great belt. Stopping by from the Train to Crazy.

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  19. That dress is fabulous!!! Looks fantastic on you!!! So well done, I love it!

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  20. It fits so nicely on you!I really like it paired with the belt. It's funny at stretching to 5' 4 I always end up hacking inches off hems after I thought I was finished! We all have our own fights right :)

    Rachel

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! But that's the great thing about sewing...we can adjust patterns as needed to get that perfect fit.;)

      Cindy

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  21. hello from Stubborn Monkeys! I went by your FB and now here I am. I love this dress. It looks good on you! I do agree, it needs an inch or two more because who knows what will happen if you raise your arms. lol. Just kidding.

    I've been meaning to look for bloggers who love to sew just to see what people are doing, and to mingle.

    Great blog!

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  22. That's one of my favorite I've seen. Looks fantastic on you! Love it!

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  23. This is lovely. I'll have to remember this pattern. And I think I like the brown belt better than a matching fabric belt anyway.

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  24. I love this Cindy! I'm going to put this pattern on my list. You look so cute!

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