Tuesday, August 5, 2014

It's always the way

I thought:  "It's a nice evening, I'll take pictures of my newest creation outside for a change."

So I did.

.... and ....

All the best ones are headless.











Or blurry.



Or both (almost).


Sigh.  Enjoy these not-on-me detail shots, where you can see the texture of the fabric.  It's really interesting.



This is one comfy dress.  Still my favourite.

30 comments:

  1. This is just a beautiful dress and so lovely on you.

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  2. This is a wonderful version of the shingle. Thank you for highlighting how to work out the sway back adjustment. I didn't do it on my first version, but will on the next thanks to your explanation.

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  3. Completely adorable on you -- Fantastic pattern -- I own it and am now dying to make up some knits.

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  4. This dress is great! Now I want to make one :)

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  5. I think that it looks much better on you - such a great, fun dress!

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  6. Amazing. Great fit. Perfect dress. Love your colour choice.

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  7. Wow, this looks so good on you! I like how you worked with the sequence of the stripes. A really good job!

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  8. That looks great! You did a fabulous job. :)

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  9. such a great color. looks fantastic. I am so tempted to make this pattern again as I wear my first on all the time.

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  10. Amazing dress and you look fabulous!

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  11. Love the fabric and I can tell that it super somfy. Great job.

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  12. Love this dress on you, it looks amazing!

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  13. Awesome dress. I made something similar (as a knockoff of an anthropologie dress; before this pattern came out) and its my favourite too. I agree with your comment in e previous post that the base dress fitting well is the key. That was my experience too. Enjoy your fabulous dress!
    -sewingelle

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  14. Thanks for sharing the details on how you made this - very helpful.
    The fabric is perfect for this pattern and you now have a really special & flattering dress! enjoy

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  15. It looks beautiful. The fabric is a perfect choice and all the fitting was well worth the effort.

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  16. Excellent! Perfect fit and color.

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  17. What a terrific dress. I'm also working on that pattern and have only made a top minus the layers to see what the fit is like. Reading your posts I'm thinking I need to use a smaller size and let the fabric stretch do some work. Thank you for all the detailed info.

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  18. I love it! Where did you get that fabric?

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  19. Nice job, and a very interesting version of that pattern!

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  20. Great job! I just sewed this one up and it is too long for this short girl. I placed it in the "I'll get to it later pile" but now I'm going to get to fixing it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. I've seen many versions of this dress, but yours is the best of them all. Your fabric choice is perfect it adds so much to the great look of this dress and it fits you perfectly. Brava

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  22. This is absolutely beautiful, and the fit is perfect.

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  23. Do you have a "recipe" for successful neck and arm binding ie.do you cut your binding to exactly the length of the opening or do you cut it slightly shorter? I would love to be able to master this technique without gaping especially at the neck edge.

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    1. I can't say I have a "recipe" but in general a neckband must always be somewhat shorter than the seam connecting it with the garment. There's a diagram in this post (http://overflowingstash.com/2015/02/26/dg-wannabe-python-cardi/) to illustrate why. As she says, "The neck band length is length of the folded neck edge stretched at the seamed edge to match the bodice necklines to ensure that it’ll lie flat & smooth." The folded edge is the top of the band and it's smaller than the seamed edge. Sometimes the neck band needs to be even shorter. It depends on the qualities of the fabric and the type of garment.

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