Sunday, November 23, 2008

Why stop at just one?


Here I am, looking very matter-of-fact in my second version of BWOF 10-2008-115. This was cut and sewn in one evening.

Fabric
Wool jersey from Textile Studio, purchased during PR Day in Seattle on Monday. I strayed from my typical neutral color comfort zone with this great orange-y red.

What I did different this time
As drafted, the dress hem hit me just below the knee. It didn't look great with the knee high boots I wear all winter, so I chopped ~5" off the hem (I ended up shortening my first dress also).

I stitched the center front seam about 1" higher for a little more cleavage coverage.

I probably won't make another dress like this, but never say never...

34 comments:

Sewfast said...

Adorable X 2!!! Love it with the boots!!! Mary

loopylulu said...

I totally have those tights. You look so cute in this dress and the color is the perfect antidote to the winter blues.

Erica B. said...

Again. a great dress!

senaSews said...

This dress is beautiful. I love the color.

Kiraph said...

This dress is so like a vintage pattern I bought today, I can't believe it!!! (it's on my blog if you want to check it out) Looks great, love the boots!

Yolanda said...

Great dress... I couldn't tell if I like it more than the grey one. It's been weeks since I follow your blog, but I never dared to leave a comment... I love all your creations!!!!! It inspires me (I am just starting with a teacher, I even don't have a sewing machine -for now-). read you soon again!

LauraLo said...

Wow, very nice! Great colour too

Emmy said...

It is really very beautiful, the red goes to you marvelously and with boots, which look!!

toy said...

I love this dress, love it

Sue said...

I just recieed Burda wof 09-2008 but when the next one comes it will definitely be on my to-do list! Mind you we are coming into summer so I probably don't need it yet, but then again we have had such extreme strange weather lately (which I am sure is not local to us) that we might need it! Nearly Summer and we are wearing our winter woolies at night!
Love, love the colour - you should wear this colour more!

Little Hunting Creek said...

I love that color on you. I don't know which dress i like better - they are both great

Lisette M said...

Great dress and the color is fantastic!

Lori said...

Looks great and teh boots are so cute. Great job.

Fashion Therapist said...

This is a great dress and the color is wonderful on you!

cidell said...

This dress is on my short list of winter dresses because of you!

peacockchic said...

cute! very cute!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Lovely! I understand why you made it again!

Geri said...

cool- I like doing favourite patterns again and again too...

flanthrower said...

Nice work! I love the dress (although I love those boots more).

Dawn said...

Love the dress and the boots!

Leslie said...

that fabric is lovely!!! <3 wool jersey. And your tights + boots combo is perfect with it.

Sigrid said...

Lovely dress, great colour too.

Lindsay T said...

You look hot! Love those boots.

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colour by number said...

love the dress! it looks very comfy. this might be my first burda pattern to try!

Columbia Lily said...

so cute, LOVE this, and BTW, I almost bought those boots! So cute, they look great on you, the whole outfit totally works!

Colette said...

Great dress and lovely grey suede boots.

The MSILF said...

Wheeee I went out and got that Burda right after seeing your first one, but haven't made it yet. I want to do it long - midi or long...great!

gruenetree said...

Looks great. Love the drape and the color. very cute. You've got the attitude too~

Maja said...

Gorgeous! I love it with the boots.

Rachel said...

Gorgeous dress and I love those boots. Who are they by?

Christina said...

Rachel - The boots are by Dolce Vita, the style is Gina.

Tany said...

Stunning! This pattern is a winner!

Kim Hood said...

I know this is a late post but I had to tell you that inspired by pictures of you in this fabulous dress I made my own in jersey crushed velvet and have had LOADS of compliments! Thanks so much!
Kim

Christina said...

Hi Kim - That sounds like a fabulous dress!