Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dress coming together

After showing you all options I like to share my progress. This is the result of a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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I considered all the suggestions and votes given. thank you so much for that. The blue was more teal than I remembered and after also coloring the back options I decided on above variation. I took my chances and did not make a muslin. I’ve made so many in the past months (a lot not blogged about) that I was completely in a mood not to make one. I drafted a pattern with my own measurements with no ease for the bust (either positive or negative), drafted the lines in it, repositioned the darts in the front to match the lines and crossed my fingers it would work. It does! Happy dance. I do need the bust and back darts and did not try to take those out.

I will cut 3/4 sleeves and see how that will look. A sleeveless dress is no option here in these winter months and a jacket or cardigan will also hide what this dress is about.

The side seams are only basted and the darts not pressed yet. To be continued…..

14 comments:

Marianne said...

It's looking good! Very much like your inspiration dress!

renee said...

It's already looking good! I love the color combo you went with.

velosewer said...

This is looking really good.

patsijean said...

This dress is going to be quite lovely, Sigrid. I love the colors!

AllisonC said...

Looking great - really nice job on getting all those points meeting perfectly.

Linda said...

This is looking great! I do like the colors you are using.

Anne said...

I really like the way you have put this together, and the colours. And from your own pattern, too. I'd like to get to that point with my slopers. One question, though - I understood that you can't just add sleeves to a sleeveless garment so is this drafted specifically to take sleeves?

Sigrid said...

Anne, I'll come back to this. I'm using a drafting system and there's nothing mentioned on changing the block for sleeveless. It assumes sleeves are added apparently. Will ask about this.

Tia Dia said...

Impressive. It's going to look wonderful!

Nancy K said...

I love it. It's going to look great.

Vicki said...

Looking great. And isn't it wonderful when you try a make on and it fits!

Gail said...

I love it.

Jean said...

This looks so stylish! Three-quarter sleeves will look great on this.

Diana Nuland van said...

Wat een mooie jurk heb je gemaakt, was het een moeilijk patroon?