Thursday, July 31, 2008

Round 2

I finally started working on my second version of BWOF 5-2008-113, the easy chic, safari-ish, trench-y dress.


My inspiration for this version comes from the website of one of my favorite jewelry designers, Kimberly Baker (she's local to me, so I go to browse her wonderful shop every now and then). Unfortunately I don't know who the dress designer is, but I love how there is a bright yellow piece that peeks out from inside the model's sleeve.


For the fashion fabric of my dress, I'm using a really great khaki cotton poplin, it almost has a sheen to it. I found the yellow contrast fabric in the quilting cottons section, it was the only place I could find the right color.

I'll be doing the undercollar, the underside of the pocket flaps, and the long skinny button band in the yellow (I got more of those sliding buttons).

I'm off to watch Project Runway. I forgot it was on last night! Thank goodness for digital recorders.

9 comments:

toy said...

i like the touch of color, that does make it look more rtw

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love the touch of yellow, it makes it distinctively your own! I can't wait to see the finished dress!

Leslie said...

Christina your topstiching is really impressive!! My jaw dropped when the large pic loaded, LOL. Love that yellow too, I see what you mean about finding the right tone. Is that a french seam in the back?

delunadesigns said...

Love that color combination. Can't wait to see the finished piece!!!

colour by number said...

the yellow is a great detail!

Adriana B. said...

Christina, the dress is going to be a knockout! Love the design and the yellow is such a cool touch. I really want to make this dress but cannot find buttons like that...

Tiff said...

That is a great idea puting that touch of color to the pattern! The yellow is a great choice.

Stop by www.sewforless.com/embroideryblog and read about my first attempt at applique'

Tany said...

Looking great!!

Colette said...

love Yellow with Khaki. What a great eye you have.

love the jewellery by Kimberley Baker too.