February 15, 2009

Can I?

So, I took the Amy Butler Sun Surf Halter and lengthened it. After making the version for Miss C I kept thinking that I really liked it. But the length was weird, more tunicy than I like and way too full for a shorter top. I didn't try the version on that I made before mailing it off. So, I wasn't sure how it was going to fit me. Last weekend I was digging around in the cotton cupboard and found the left over Amy Butler pink floral print. I really liked this fabric but there was only enough for the back. Well that wouldn't work, so I kept pulling things out. I finally settled on this red mottled cotton which pulls the red from the pink. I used the pink print for the border and tie. I added 6" originally to the halter pattern, but then ended up taking 4 inches off before I added the border which finished at about 4." My belly is still smaller than my chest and hips. Looking at the photos, I think I could have straighted the side seams a bit rather than left the a-line shape. I wore it to dinner tonight with a little ivory cardi. I got one compliment from one of the other wives. And I asked her to tell me truthfully if it was a flattering style. I'm still not sure so I'm asking you - just because it fits, is it a style I can wear?

10 comments :

  1. I really like this, but you already know that. :D

    I love the Closer too! Brenda cracks me up. But my mom hates her...that's how it is usually. You either love her or hate her. There's not much middle. I didn't watch last week (parent/teacher conferences) so I'll have to catch it hopefully on a rerun this week.

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  2. it looks very summery. i think if the fabric had more drape, the a-line would be fine. with a cotton, i would straighten the side seams a bit. the fabrics are very pretty together.

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  3. I know nothing about sewing, but I think that it is cute on you.

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  4. I like it and it looks comfortable. The two prints look nice together. I used to have one similar that I lived in. I'll have to look up the pattern again. It would be good for this summer.

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  5. I love the patterns together; the neckline trim and bottom border are outstanding! I think you'd like it better if it were a little straighter. From the front, it makes you look a little triangular - not a great look for anyone, but from the side, it's good!

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  6. I agree with Marjie and Mermaid. Prints look great together, but a little more shape to it would be good.

    Great colors on you too!

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  7. G...i think it looks cute, and seriously, it matches your personality, which is just vibrant and fun ;o) well done friend!

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  8. I agree with the shaping issue...otherwise it is fun and definitely you. Will you take the seams in slightly? Or will you wear it as is?

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  9. I know nothing about sewing, as you know too well, but gee, the colors are pretty and the sewers out there have offered their advice!

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  10. I think its a great summer dress for you!

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