Sunday, October 19, 2014

Roses are Red


Wonderful news - thanks to your votes, I am a runner up in the Sew Your Style contest!  So thank you very much - I really appreciate your support!!


This is the dress that reminded me how much I love cotton. 


But I think I am going to wait until next year to pull out more of the stuff seeing as the weather (while quite warm during the day) has changed.  There is a definite chill in the air each morning and evening. 


But at least the print is Fall friendly.  With the petticoat, I should be comfortable for at least another month.


Like a few other projects, this one got sidelined for a while, but I certainly did not forget about it.  And it feels really good to complete something!  Maybe I should pull out a few other works in progress . . . the sense of accomplishment is rather nice.


This dress pattern will probably be used again.


Now that I have a suitable petticoat, I might as well fill the closet with more of the same silhouette, right?!  I think a textured wool would be lovely . . .



Dress:  Made by me, Vogue 4203
Petticoat:  Made by me (tutorial here)
Shoes:  Nina
Bracelet:  Borrowed from Mom
Earrings:  Gift

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations but frankly you should have won first place. What does a teepee have to do with sewing apparel? You definitely deserved to win that 1000.00 dollars! The dress is gorgeous and beautiful on you.

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    1. Thank you, Bunny! This one was a popularity contest, for sure - it just had to do with how many people clicked through on my entry. To be honest, I can't believe I made it into the top four!

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  2. It's really pretty, Laura Mae! The boatneck-3/4 sleeve look is my favorite. As for awards, I learned a long time ago working in TV that the judging is all completely subjective, and sometimes the judges are volunteers that don't even work in your field, so it's great when you win but no biggie if you don't.

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  3. I LOVE this silhouette on you. I had totally forgotten that you were working on this dress. If I remember correctly, this is quilting cotton, right? It's gorgeous. I think, with your light brown hair, this softer palette is stunning on you. Great job!

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    1. Thank you, Peter! (And yes, it is quilting cotton.)

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  4. So pretty! I absolutely love that full skirt!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. You look stunning and the cut of the dress to me feels like the quintessence of 50ies elegance, I love it!

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  6. Beautiful dress! I have a similar vintage pattern. I should bust it out.

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  7. Congratulations, sweet dear!!! You are a mind-blowingly amazing sewer/seamstress/creative woman and there isn't a contest around on that front that you shouldn't deserve to win (I call for a recount of the votes, surely you should have won this competition).

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* This dress...wow...so very, very wow!!!

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  8. Your dress is so feminine and pretty! Congratulations - most definitely well deserved!

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  9. Congratulations! It's such a gorgeous dress. I love the fabric :)

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  10. Make me think of Princess Grace.

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  11. What a gorgeous dress!

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  12. Congrats! This is spectacular! I love the shape and the fabric you chose!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Perfect fabric, perfect fit. Very, very flattering on you!

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