Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quilt Dress

I bought this fabric a while back when Arthur Toye Fabric was having its half price off everything sale (this happens at the end of every season and is extremely bad for my wallet and the space in my apartment). Its quite a thick jersey fabric and I fell in love with it because of the retro look print and because of the faux quilting look.
But once you buy the fabric - the next question is what to do with it? This fabric has been sitting around for a while and as it is quite a thick winter fabric I decided I better do something with it before the worst of winter is over and I have to wait until next year to wear it.
I decided to choose an old favourite pattern and made another version of the tunic dress from Sew La Tea Do, I think this is the third time I've made this dress, but the first time I've made it with short sleeves. I'm not sure if I'm completely happy with it - I think perhaps the fabric is a little bit bulky for a dress - especially as it has pockets?
But someone at work today told me they liked my dress - so it can't be so bad right? Perhaps I'm just over analyzing things and love my new creation?

I hope you've all been having a super week - I am SO glad tomorrow is Friday - I'll be doing a sew-a-long with Meg this weekend to make this dress. Now I just have to choose my fabric, there's really quite a lot in my stash that needs to be used.


Curtise said...

I really like it. I mean REALLY like it!
Maybe it's a case of being too close to your creation. Back in the day when I used to write (essays, assignments, stories, etc) I would get to a point, after labouring and rewriting and adjusting and rereading, that I couldn't tell if what I had done was any good or not anymore.
If the feedback is good - it's good!
Great fabric, great frock. xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

I love the dress!!The fabric has wonderful colours and print and you made a masterpiece!
The pockets are lovely!Wow!


Vix said...

I love it! I found a quilted skirt once and sold it on ebay to my eternal regret as ever since Britain's been bashed with hideously cold winters! That dress is gorgeous on you, the colours and the cut are perfection! You are clever! x

cb said...

I think the dress looks great! It looks really great on you! Plus i like the shorter sleeves on it too. Have fun sewing this weekend!

Jess said...

I like it! Actually I want it! But it would look shite on me lol

Stacey said...

I love it! I think the fabric actually holds a really nice shape & the print is lovely.

Unknown said...

i love your blog! this post is so cute
do u want to follow each other?

alicia said...

every time you make a new dress i'm like "i really need to learn how to sew." then i remember i'm lazy...

you always have action packed weekends! WHEN am i moving to wellington???

Monsterchen said...

oh i have really missed something not visiting your blog;) love that floral dress who wouldn´t like your dress? crazy people;)
love and kiss,mary