Sunday, December 13, 2015

Moody Blues




I can't believe it is nearly two months since I made my M'Call's flutter top.  This dress actually was quickly on the heels of that top but it has taken me this long to write about it.  Rest assured it has been in regular rotation since I made it but photographing it didn't come quite as easy as making it unfortunately.  For some reason this fabric is quite difficult to photograph.  Today I whipped outside between thunder storms and hail and dodged raindrops to get these photographs.  Maybe I should take all of my photos in the rain because I am actually quite happy with the way they turned out!   Although, since it has only rained here a couple of times in the last month, probably not a good idea!



There really isn't a lot to say about this that I didn't say about the top.  I lengthened the sleeves, full stop!  That just about confirms that my wearable muslin was indeed wearable.



Will I make this again?  Well that really is a dilemma!  While I love this dress there actually is a small part of me that is quite keen to try Papercut Patterns Flutter dress but the jury is still out on that one!  




14 comments:

  1. This is a lovely dress Andrea. I love the fabric and the flutter sleeves. Your garden is looking amazing too. I admire the way you can adapt a pattern to create the look you are after.

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    1. Thank you! I am actually enjoying adapting what I have and not buying new patterns at the moment.

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  2. I can see why you like this pattern Andrea. It's a good top or dress pattern and you've developed it to suit you. That's really something to be proud of.

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    1. When I am pressed for time, it is nice to have a tnt pattern that doesn't require fitting, even if the sleeves and arm openings required re drafting.

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  3. There is something special about the light in this photo. The fabric looks like sueded silk and very luxe - the pattern was a good choice.

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    1. Sueded silk sounds lovely but this fabric is a mystery fabric and not nearly as glamourous.

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  4. I've been off the grid too. Love your dress and do make the Papercut pattern as well. Their patterns are great. Where can I buy sueded silk?

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    1. I have some silk that I am tempted to make the papercut dress from but it isn't sueded.

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  5. That fabric is to die for, I want to know where I can get sueded silk as well.
    The rainy sky gives a beautiful colour to the photo.
    xx N

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    1. The sky does rather match the dress well! This fabric originated from the op shop and I am just about certain that it isn't anything as nice as silk but I do like the suede like feel to it.

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    2. It looks stunning on you, I love it!

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  6. I love this simple dress in that gorgeous blue fabric. The photos are brilliant.

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    1. Thank you! If only I had such success with all of my photos!

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  7. What a lovely chic dress! I love the colour and also how it beautifully matches that dramatic sky... Stay dry!

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