Sunday, February 10, 2013

Itinerary Dress

I needed another tunic to wear with my skinny jeans so I turned to my collection of Lisette patterns.   
 
 
pattern:  Simplicity Lisette 2060, Itinerary Dress
size: 14, with narrower seam allowance taken on the sides from the natural waist down
fabric:  Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton, Pool

 
This was my second attempt at the Itinerary.  For my first attempt, I cut out a 10 thinking that if I took narrower seams along the sides it would fit fine.  I should have made a muslin as it didn't work!
 
And I'm not too enamored of this version either.  It's okay but I'm not completely satisfied.  Not the pattern's fault...I just think this style isn't the most flattering for my figure. 


 
I'll still wear it occasionally though so not a total loss!
 




29 comments:

  1. Cindy,it looks fab!
    Seriously,you just have sewing goggle on.
    I have this to make but I am wondering if you made the 14 I may need to go to the 16......
    Thanks for the heads up and again,you look awesome.
    xx N

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  2. That would be 'sewing goggles' for petes sake......

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    1. 'Sewing goggles', are those a bit like 'beer goggles'?;) I think the 14 is actually a little big through the chest on me but I needed the room for my hips. The sides are cut straight so take that in to consideration. Thanks, Nicole!

      C

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  3. You look fabulous, Cindy!
    And I love the glimpses of your life in the background of the photos as well - especially the amazing woodpile.

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    1. Thank you! We've been putting that wood to good use this winter, burning it in the wood stove.;)

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  4. you look great! and please send some of that sunshine, green grass, tulips my way :)

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    1. Spring will make it to MN eventually! Thanks.:)

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  5. I think it looks great on you, and goes especially well with your awesome boots. Oo la la!

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    1. :) Those boots aren't getting worn near enough...that's why I needed another tunic! Thanks.

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  6. Seriously, could you be any cuter?? You look lovely - it's a great outfit. And I am impossibly jealous of the no snow in the backyard, outside without a coat on. A line from our drive home from church today..."Hey kids look!! It warmed up to -6!" Sadly that's a solid 15 degrees warmer than it's been for weeks so you know, I'll take it ;)

    xo

    Christy.

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    1. You are too kind, Christy! I can't imagine winter being that cold...but I suppose you get used to it after time.

      C

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  7. It's gorgeous! I don't know what you're talking about -- doesn't suit your figure. Psh! Baloney, woman! You look fabulous! :-) I need to sew more things for myself...

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    1. Aw, thanks Stephanie! I have a long backlog of projects I'd like to sew for myself but I'm easily distracted by kid sewing.;)

      Cindy

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  8. You done need a tunic for your skinny jeans. Great body and they look fantastic with your boots - dont cover up!!!!

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  9. I think it's gorgeous on you! Love the colour
    (Hard to wolf whistle in writing!)

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  10. I think this is one of the few Lisette patterns I didn't buy (:
    But I think it looks awfully cute on you. The hemline is very fun. And it's a great option with leggings. I almost wonder if a v-neck or other lower neckline would help balance it.

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  11. Cindy! You look fabulous! The color is very nice on you and the tunic complement your shape nicely!

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  12. Looks great on you, Cindy. I thought tunic tops would look the best on me with skinny jeans... worn without a belt (not as slim as you around the middle and shorter). Then I bought a couple of shaped tops (still loose fitting), that are slightly shorter than tunic length and they are perfect for me with my skinny jeans. I was surprised at how a few inches and the right shaped top, made such a difference. I've found what works for my height and shape.

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  13. looks great! i was just looking through my lisette patterns this weekend... i think i'm going to make a portfolio tunic for myself :)

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  14. This looks great! The shape is casual and chic, and I love the color - makes me think of spring!

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    1. Thank you, Uta! I'm more than ready for Spring to be here.;)

      C

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  15. You look fabulous! I need to have a look at this pattern again maybe. I could use some longer length tops in my wardrobe.

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    1. Katy, It goes together pretty fast too.;) Thanks!

      Cindy

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  16. Great color. I think these style tops are sort of made with the accessories. On that note I need to get a better belt! I keep thinking I should do a 'me' project. Thanks for the inspiration to go back to the pattern pile :)

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  17. My first thought when I spied these pics, "Is this an older daughter of Cindy's who I haven't met yet?" Seriously. You look so youthful! And you're really rockin' this outfit despite it not being your fave. The bold color is fantastic.

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    1. Now Lauren, I'm older than you...but not that old!lol Thanks for the vote of confidence.:)

      Cindy

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  18. I think it looks great and such a gorgeous color. Even if it's never your favorite the turquoise should be enough to brighten your day especially this time of year.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I keep going back and forth about what I don't like about it and have come to the conclusion it's the front yoke. I should have used a constrast fabric there to break up the solid. Next time...

      Cindy

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