Thursday, April 25, 2013

Boxy pink dress

Hello!!

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!

Love,
yoshimi

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

9 comments:

  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!

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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  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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