Sunday, September 1, 2013

That's a (Faux) wrap folks

Did you like that dad joke?
It is fathers Day here after all.

This is a quick and dirty post about a quick and dirty dress.


This is Mccalls 6713

Fun Fact: Whenever there is a 99c sale on the Vogue patterns website, I stock up. 
Its cheaper to buy 5 patterns with shipping from the USA than it is to get one Vogue pattern from the local spotlight. Amazing.


I try to buy things that are different instead of going for the old fitted bodice/full skirt combo that I enjoy so much... 
So when inspiration is lacking, It is just a matter flicking through the several million patterns in the sewing room until one strikes my fancy. 


Uh oh... Rain...


Anyway...
I got this feathered jersey from work and wanted to sew it up immediately.
 A quick pattern rummage for something knit suitable unearthed this faux wrap frock. Whilst the wrap dress is usually not my favoured style (Hello big boobs), I thought it would be perfect for the fabric.

Modesty please!

I left of the skirt frilly flappy thing and sewed up a straight size 10. 
It took from 5-7pm. done.


Pattern: Mccalls 6713
Fabric: Feathered Poly Jersey
Time: Just over 2 hours. Bam!


Over and out
xx



29 comments:

  1. :) It looks lovely. I like the wrap look!

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  2. Really pretty! This looks great on you!

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  3. I love this, it looks great on you! I wish I could sew as fast, impressive! That fabric is so pretty too.

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  4. So cute!!!! Perfect fabric/pattern combo. You look fantastic! I'm really hoping I picked this one up at the latest sale. If not I will kick myself! :) Beautiful dress. Happy Fathers Day.

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    1. Thanks Shelley! hope you did too. Let me know if you make it up. would love to see :-)

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  5. Wow - only 2hrs?! Jealous and impressed with your productivity and speedy sewing skills!!! And your dress is beautiful :)

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    2. Thanks Suzie.
      Yeah I am guilty of speed sewing. I need to bust out an idea as soon as it comes... or it goes into the UFO box of shame....

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  6. This look is very stylish and flattering on you! Great teaming of fabric to the pattern ... J

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    1. Thanks Judith. There is always something appropriate in the gigantic stash... ;-)

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  7. You're on a roll lady, this is gawjus!!!!

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    1. Thanks Marie, Its amazing what you can get done when you change careers :-)

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    2. Can I ask what you changed from and what you do now? Just looking for inspiration really as I've been unhappy at my job for ages and I feel trapped and demotivated :o(

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  8. That print is A.MA.ZING!!! Way to branch out on style also - not always an easy decision ;)

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  9. quick makes are the best! I love your dress. Modesty be damned! It looks great on you.
    I nominated you for a blog award. http://zoelivana.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/terribly-sweet-blogger/

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  10. Fabulous dress and lovely fabric and all in 2 hours!! You rock!!

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  11. Hmm i think I will have to check out the next 99c sale. Vogue is super expensive at my spotlight too. It sucks! Love this dress. The fabric is gorgeous and colour really suits you.

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  12. I love it. Great fabric pattern marriage :) Looks good on you too. I found you on the Sew boosy Initiaive page on Closet case files. i am looking for a sew bossy partner, do you still need one? Check out my blog, if your interested let me know :)
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