January 30, 2016

Graphic Fall Ponte Dress

At the end of last summer I met up with a couple of the Seattle Sewing Girls and we went shopping at District Fabric.

I spotted this fabric and snapped up 4 yards.  There will be many, many more garments made from this yardage.  

The dress is #4 from Ottobre May 2013.  I first made this pattern back in October 2013, and this is the fifth time I've made it.  Like the previous versions, I feel very pretty and feminine in this dress.    

While this may not be the best silhouette for me, I like it.  And will wear it and make more.  The print was so busy that I paid no attention to print placement while cutting.  That black blog right under my belly might not have been the best decision. 
Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner!
JB and I were playing while taking photos.  We were trying to recreate this darling photo of Oonaballoona, when JB said - back up - Nobody puts Baby in the Corner!!

The green in this dress matches the green in my tights perfectly!  While I don't do it often, it's kinda fun to wear colored tights.  Brown is usually my go-to, but these are fun.  


I really, really like this dress.

In the past year or so, I've been rather meh about blogging.  But I miss being in this space.  So, I'm slowly starting to update the blog, making things more consistent between posts, working on branding, etc.  Let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by.

21 comments :

  1. Gorgeous fabric and what a fun dress! I think you look lovely in this dress - your happiness at wearing it shines through ๐Ÿ˜€
    Glad to hear you will posting more in the future - I enjoy reading your blog!

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  2. I went back and bought some more Nicole Miller scuba knit (cause I can't stop myself). I was going to make a skirt but after seeing your dress I'm tempted to make a dress.

    Awesome job, it looks lovely on you.

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  3. Love it!! The color and print are so great especially during the icky gray days if winter. It looks so nice on you!

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  4. Love your dress! The fabric print is so versatile. You look lovely. Great job!

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  5. I think it's beautiful. Even after you point out the black streak placement, I still don't see anything wrong with it. I may have to make one of these myself. What kind of fabric is it?

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  6. I love the dress and the fabric! I would have bought that fabric in a heartbeat! What else are you going to make with it?

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  7. That IS a great print, and you made it shine! Glad so see you post to your blog. I, too, have been away from blogging for a bit....but I miss keeping that record of my makes and the discussions that often result.

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  8. i knew i recognized that camera angle!!!

    i love that print, and actually i think the black patch falls great. especially with those vertical lines on either side, it really looks like you planned it! (and i got a little meh last year too, what with all the fun IG action. but i think it's coming back around to people craving more info & pics!)

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  9. I love the dress and the fabric is fabulous! I hear you about being meh about blogging. It's been how long since I have posted anything? I have been sewing in spurts, but free time is so limited with the hours I put in at work and when I am home the retired guy wants to go do something! I do miss blogging...I feel like a thief enjoying everyone else's posts and not contributing...

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  10. I like this look for you. I wish I had time to sew for myself.

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  11. I check in with you almost every day, so it'll be nice to see you post more. I love that print. I am often attracted to abstract prints too.

    Because it's a new year and my hand is getting better, I have decided to actually drag the sewing machine out of it's hiding place and get familiar with it. Now that I've lost 30 some pounds, I need some new clothes that fit better.

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  12. That dress looks great; I didn't even pay attention to the black patch until you mentioned it. We are our own worst critics, aren't we? That is a good pattern, the fit is very flattering. JB did a good job on the pictures.

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  13. What a great dress! It looks like a great transitional piece, too!

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  14. Love the dress gMarie! The print is fabulous and I like the silhouette, it looks easy to layer with for the winter.

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  15. Nice, and I like the fun pics and the bold lip too. The dark color under the tummy doesn't bother me.

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  16. That fabric is beautiful and I love this dress on you! I like that it's kind of a shift but nips in at the waist showing off your curves! I also love the coloured tights! I look forward to seeing more of these from you!

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  17. Ooh, I love it! Love the fabric and yes, the green tights. Fun dress.

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  18. Love the dress - it looks great on you - oh, and I never noticed the black blob either !

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  19. Great looking dress, love the colours and the green tights.

    It was lovely to meet you last Saturday with Carolyn and Niema.

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  20. Love it and you! The green tights are awesome. You look so happy and beautiful.

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