Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Beating the mid-winter blues

I'm kind of excited.   We're only four days into the New Year and I have already begun a new dress for the new year.  Go me!

I've begun sewing an easy dress using Vogue 8744.  
Image from http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/

The only description provided is "fitted".  Now c'mon Vogue, we know you can do better than that.

I would add that this dress has front and back princess seams, raglan sleeves, a high rounded neckline, slightly lowered waistline that dips at the center front, a multi-seamed straight skirt, a center back walking slit and a back lapped zipper.  All of the seams are topstitched.

So far so good.  Even though matching seams and topstitching are a bit time-consuming.


Isn't that the loveliest shade of blue?  Perfect to lift one's spirit in the midst of the mid-winter blues

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8 comments:

  1. That is one of my favourite colours. Can't wait to see the finished result.

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  2. That's a beautiful shade of blue.

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  3. Ooo - this look's like it's going to be stunning when it's done. Can't wait for the unveiling!

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  4. Very nice. You are slim and will look great in it.

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  5. Wonderful colour! Of course, it will look just lovely.

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  6. Sharon - it's a very pretty color but what type of fabric are you using?

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  7. Oh - lovely! I have a piece of blue this color and was wondering how to make it into a winter dress. Thank you. g

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  8. Pretty! The colors are perfect too.

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