Saturday, October 6, 2007

BWOF Project of the Month: September

A girl can wear only so many tent dresses and airy blouses in a given year. I feel myself drifting towards more fitted styles again; style 117 from the 9/2007 BWOF came along at just the right time.


After my initial concern about the front pleats in my muslin, I decided to add about half an inch of ease to the bodice just by sewing the seams a bit more narrow. And as you can see, no more pointy pleats!

Fabric
Fashion fabric: Military green wool flannel (or something similar) from the Pacific Fabric Outlet
Lining: Bemberg rayon

Alterations/design changes
The center back seam is cut as a long straight line. (An invisble zipper is inserted in this seam). This straight line caused "gaposis" at the back of the neckline, so I curved the seam at the top, taking out about an inch from each side.


Conclusion
I am seriously loving this dress. I'd considering making this one again in a summer/warm weather fabric next year.

28 comments:

Erica B. said...

I love this dress! It's on my to sew list! You look great in it and I'm so glad the project was successful!

Vicki said...

Wow, you look gorgeous in that dress! Yes make another one!!

lsaspacey said...

That looks incredible. Great job!

Isabelle said...

Beautiful dress Christina! I wish I'd bought the issue while it was on the racks. That dress is just perfect and you look fabulous in it - but then, don't you always! :)

Bonnie D. said...

Christina, I'm so glad you stuck with it and made the "real" dress. It turned out beautifully and looks fantastic on you. I just order this issue from Sewbaby and plan to make this dress.

Lori said...

This is such a cute dress. You look great.

patsijean said...

I, too, am glad you stuck with it. This is a fantastic dress. It looks absolutely beautiful on you. Do make another, and hang on to this pattern, it is a keeper. Be sure to write the information about the narrower seems on the pattern so you do not forget what you did.

Adrienne said...

YOu look fantastic in this dress! You did a superb job!

Geek Sewing said...

Wow!

Claire said...

Your adjustments turned out perfectly. What a fabulous dress on you. Very flattering.

Leslie said...

Congratulations, it looks fabulous! I saw the 'pointy' muslin pics earlier, good for you for going ahead with it anyways, it sure paid off!

narcissaqtpie said...

I love it! I'd love to see it in a summer version.

Tany said...

Wow!! What a FABULOUS looking dress!! Christina, you look awesome!

loopylulu said...

Wow you really pushed through with this and it turned out so well!! Oh, so pretty!

toya said...

hey christina
your dress looks wonderful
i'm working on that one right now
do you mind posting a few more photos of the back, maybe the inside, did you line it?
it would really help

cidell said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I just finished mine up and it really doesn't compare. You look soooo chic!!

Villain Extraordinaire said...

Oh I love it so much! Just right.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is beautiful on you! Love the fabric and color choice.

Stephanie said...

Love love love it!

ambika said...

Jealousy is my middle name. Just gorgeous.

Lynn said...

Your dress is beautiful! You look gorgeous in it!

Alexa said...

Great job, and you totally figured out a way to get rid of the pointy pleats. Beautiful!

yaiAnn said...

This looks great! I can't wait to get started on my muslin so I can have my very own!

jenny said...

wow, that dress is absolutely gorgeous! i love that fabric. nice job. i can't believe i haven't seen your blog before. i was doing a google search on "wool flannel fabric" for a dress i'm making and found your blog. this is making me think i need to stop making tent dresses!

C. Dishmey said...

Freaking AWESOME!!! Make another in a 34-26-38 and send it on over, lol. Great job.

LMH said...

That is a gorgeous dress--color, styling,etc., It's just great. I'm pretty sure I want one of those now.

Beth said...

The dress is amazing! You did a great job!

LauraLo said...

Why haven't I seen this before? My bloglines must have been off or something.
It is so beautiful, Christina, I love it love it love it!