Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Final Details

This dress was originally for New York and Male Pattern Boldness Day.  The rose print was a gift from Peter which made it the perfect choice.  

I had enough yardage leftover from this blouse to make myself a Georgia dress thanks to those princess seams and all those narrow pattern pieces.  The busy floral motifs meant that print matching was unnecessary (especially helpful when working on a deadline!). 

Alas, it was not meant to be.  A few days before my trip, I decided that rushing through the last few steps was just silly.

This crazy weather we have been having was a good motivator to get it finished and have at least one chance to wear the finished dress before next year (even if a white cotton dress is a bit ridiculous to wear in October, the 80 degree days makes it weather appropriate).

I have very few progress shots of this dress - mostly because I was too busy to stop and take pictures.  But there are a few hints of a grosgrain stay and the reinforced bodice edge.

Since I already had a muslin to work with from my first Georgia dress, this one was pretty straight forward.  I decided to add sleeves again, although these are meant to fall off the shoulder.

And it feels really good to complete an unfinished project; I always feel guilty leaving bits and pieces of a dress behind as I move on to new things.

I could always call it “winter white” and get a bit more wear out of this, right?!  Then again, I think it is time to reacquaint myself with all that wool that has been stashed away.


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    1. I love that fabric. It reminds me of French artist Raoul Dufy, who also designed fabric in the early 20th century.

  2. I look forward to seeing the finished dress. Lucky to be thinking about cotton at end of October! In Nova Scotia that would have been OK with a cardi up until about a week ago - but don't know how you'd manage that with those lovely sleeves. So, wool socks & tights here & will no doubt be inspired by your Sewing with Wool. Cheers!

  3. Good for you finishing before it became a UFO. That's lovely fabric, and I'm sure it looks divine. It's always nice to have something in the closet in winter to help you dream about spring.