Thursday, April 25, 2013

Boxy pink dress


I have to write up this post as quickly as possible, as I need to make a cup of tea and sit to watch the last episode of The Great British Sewing Bee. I know ALL of you but me have already watched it on TV or on youtube! I NEED to watch too!

I made a pink dress for everyday use. I used a dolman sleeved dress pattern named Fran from Annee-Patterns. For the dress, I applied a slash at the front center neckline, a pair of pockets with flaps on chest, and side seam pockets in the skirt. I shortened the sleeves, lengthened the bodice, and widened the skirt at the same time I omitted the waist shirring and the patch pockets on the skirt. Fairly big redecoration, don't you think?

I am so happy with the dress!
I think the color and shape suit me well. This is the moment of sewing joy.

Happy sewing to you, friends!


Pattern: Fran from Annee-Patterns
Fabric: Linen.
Pink, plain woven, fairly heavy, flowy, crease much, and soft.
Can be worn as a single layer.

OK, so, who left the bike here?!! This is trespassing. This. is. my. photo. location. I curse you until you remove it out of the way!!
...well... enough unjustly domineered. I shall go and ask my husband to move his bike. This space is communal and is not my territory anyway...


  1. Beth (SunnyGal Studio)April 26, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    What a pretty dress, a very nice choice of fabric for that style. And I thought you that with the bicycle you were emulating the Vogue pattern website and their crazy photos with props. I like it!

  2. Your dress looks so comfortable and feminine. That colour is absolutely beautiful on you :)

  3. I love your dress! Your changes to 'Fran' made it ever so much prettier and much more interesting. Beautiful design and sewing work on your part.

  4. I just love it, and the perfectly-spaced tiny gathers at the top of the skirt are so wonderfully executed. Beautiful color, style, fit...everything.

  5. A great dress and so much nicer than the original Fran dress. Your changes make it perfect.

  6. What a flattering color on you, and a beautifully executed dress....very nice and spring-like. We are at the end of the cherry blossoms here and that is what this dress makes me think of.

  7. Dear Beth, you made me laugh with the idea of emulating their website. I could be very so!

  8. This is one of the favorites of the many nice things you have made Yoshimi, and shared with us. It does seem to suit you so. Also, I love the man's shirts you used in the grainline pattern, and the fringy bag from last summer.
    Jeannie in Seattle


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