Monday, November 6, 2017

An Eyelet Maxi Dress


It’s going to be a little unseasonable around these parts for a while.  I am still trying to catch up with the backlog of projects I have been making for the last few months.  Oh, how I wish I could magically choose the best photos without actually going through all of them!!  Or, in the alternative, not look like a complete dork in 90% of said photos.  That would work, too!


I do have to give myself  a bit of a break, though, because even though I feel like I am way behind with this blog, I created some very successful projects this summer.  This dress, just like my first version of Butterick 6453, had quite a few outings while the weather was warm (which is always a good indication of success).


It really doesn't get much more comfortable than a cotton maxi dress.


For the last few years, most of my frocks have hovered around knee length.  I love wearing all of them, but I do miss my longer skirts and dresses.   


The only real issue with the longer length happens at the office when I have to be careful not to roll my office chair over the hem as I sit in front of the computer.  Whoops!


But that is something I can deal with!


I originally thought about making the hemline more of a tea length, but when the width of the fabric allowed for more of a maxi length, I went for it.


And although I initially had other plans for this eyelet fabric, I am very, very happy that I waited until the idea for this outfit came into my mind.  Now I just have to continue that trend, and keep pulling from the stash.  "No new fabric" is going to be my mantra for the foreseeable future.  Any guesses how long that resolution will last?!



Dress:  Made by me, Butterick 6453
Bolero:  Made by me, Butterick 6354
Necklace:  Made by me
Shoes:  Vince Camuto "Hallee"

10 comments:

  1. You are so striking in this dress...just beautiful!

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  2. Resolution will last a week and a half, no longer

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  3. Of hemline and hair-do, bodkins and basting, you outdid yourself.

    Now, aerodynamically speaking, it appears eyelet fabric only allows a young lady to swirl, but not twirl. And isn't propriety a surprisingly refreshing fit?

    Hmmmm????

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  4. It's stunning! Nice to see it in person after seeing some of its construction on IG!

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  5. that is so pretty, love the color and great use of eyelet.

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  6. The custom fit makes all the difference and you look comfortable and beautiful at all times like our first lady. You can really tell the difference when she wears a $1200 well made shirt or an $88 dollar J. Crew. Since most of us cannot afford custom designer prices, we have to make our clothes to have something that looks good and flatters us. My guess is that the outfit you are modeling would cost at least $800 and maybe more for the quality and fit. I know that I personally cherish the things I labor so diligently to create for myself and others as I am sure all seamstresses do. What value can you put on the satisfaction you get from creating something with your own mind and hands? Sewing is a priceless gift.

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  7. The custom fit makes all the difference and you look comfortable and beautiful at all times like our first lady. You can really tell the difference when she wears a $1200 well made shirt or an $88 dollar J. Crew. Since most of us cannot afford custom designer prices, we have to make our clothes to have something that looks good and flatters us. My guess is that the outfit you are modeling would cost at least $800 and maybe more for the quality and fit. I know that I personally cherish the things I labor so diligently to create for myself and others as I am sure all seamstresses do. What value can you put on the satisfaction you get from creating something with your own mind and hands? Sewing is a priceless gift.

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  8. Your dress is beautiful. I love the dress as well as the little bolero. The length is just right as well. Gorgeous!

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