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

  2. That's a beautiful shade of blue.

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

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

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

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

  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

  8. Pretty! The colors are perfect too.



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