August 28, 2011

Wasted Afternoon?

 So finally - I got a chance to sew something again.  I have had this Sew Serendipity pattern on my cutting table, cut out for a couple weeks now.  I got the bodice put together and then got sidetracked by ring pillows, wedding presents, and various other sewing projects of the crafty variety.

I wanted to try this pattern before cutting into some of my prettier quilting cottons I bought for summer dressed.  The main fabric is a swiss dot that I picked up at hancock last month.  Not that you can see it, but the midriff band is a pink spotted quilting cotton.  I wasn't going to put the bottom band on the dress, but it was short without it!
I traced the pattern with no alternations other than grading between sizes.   I put the bodice together - it's completely lined with white batiste because the swiss dots are very sheer.  Once I had the bodice together, I freaked out a bit, this dress has not opening other than the cross over v neck.  I figured I wouldn't be able to get into it. 

The midriff band is a bit high and it's not level round my body, so I need to alter that before cutting it again. 

The bottom band is a quilting cotton that was in the cupboard, not sure what it was bought for, but I know it wasn't a summer dress.

The dress was cool and comfortable to wear and I think with some minor alterations I'll make a few more.  Although I really want to jump on the Vogue 1250 bandwagon, I even have the pattern and fabric ready to go. 



  1. When I see your dresses, it makes me want to make a garment again. Maybe next Spring....

  2. I don't understand the post title. How is it a wasted afternoon with that pretty PANK frock?!

  3. Looks nice Gaylen! I am hopping on the Vogue 1250 bandwagon's cut out, Tom's working a double and I have the day off! Maybe I'll have a new dress by this afternoon!

  4. Very cute. I like the band around the bottom too.

  5. You're looking in the pink to me! Looks like a rather productive Sunday afternoon, IMHO.

  6. A whole dress in one afternoon - that's amazing productivity in my world ! And very pretty too :-)

    I hope to be jumping on the V1250 bandwagon myself - just as soon as the next pattern sale.

  7. Your dress looks fabulous! I love the colors!

  8. I think it's really pretty. I love that color on you.

  9. gmarie, is that Sew Serendipity the kimono style dress? I wondered how that fit a curvier figure. It looks great on you.


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