Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dotted Deadlines


The Marin Symphony is having their annual Wine Auction & Dinner next week, so it is time to finish a new dress!  (There is really nothing like a deadline to motivate the creative process.)


I added a cotton lining to the skirt which helps with the vintage silhouette.  A petticoat will be worn with the finished dress, but I decided to add some extra swing to the hemline.


Horsehair braid was stitched to the cotton lining since the rayon fabric is far too lightweight to handle the braid.


Since I have polka dots on the brain, this fabulous vintage advertisement jumped out at me while I was perusing Pinterest.  The two frocks have a similar flavor, right?!


My dress is almost finished - I just need to make a matching belt . . . and decide on accessories!



And remember that Sew Indie Month is almost over, so make sure to link your finished Dressed to the Nines project to this post by June 4th!  Happy sewing, everyone!

10 comments:

  1. Oh it looks wonderful! I really like the centre front neckline detail. It's unusual but striking and I'm guessing it looks amazing with that triangle sitting over the skin.

    Have fun wearing it to the Symphony.

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  2. This is coming together so nicely. Just beautiful!

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  3. Looks beautiful! I just love the neckline. The magical appearance of this dress makes me wonder ever more how you have the energy to make (and photograph) all that you have been lately!

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  4. You have done the polka dot fabric proud! So lovely! And after all the struggles with this pattern!

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  5. Your attention to detail is so amazing! I'm thinking of all the beading that you posted on Instagram ;)

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  6. That's going to be adorable. Polka dots always seem so spring-y. It will be perfect for the event.

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  7. Marvelously beautiful dress! Polka dots have never looked more elegant.

    ♥ Jessica

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  8. Looks great! I just used horsehair braid for the first time on a dress and I love it too - it adds such an nice swing to the skirt!

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  9. Totally gorgeous! I've never used horsehair, but I may have to try it!

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  10. Really in awe of your sewing prowess!

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