Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Vogue

I love this dress!:

I'm all about easy style and this screams my name. It'll be my first foray back into sewing clothing for myself. When I went through all my stuff while moving into my new sewing room I found a jacket I had started to sew back in 1999. It was the last thing I was working on before I packed everything up when we moved to the country. I've never considered myself a gifted sewist (and still don't!), but when I looked at this jacket, I thought, "Hey, this isn't half bad!" Its horribly wrinkled even though I gave the body a light steaming (its been in a box for 10 years!). Those wrinkles aren't coming out! lol! Here's a isn't a great photo; my camera's flash wouldn't go off for some reason.

I hate bad photos because it makes the subject look awful, but what the heck. I'm not going to finish the jacket, so who cares if its a bad photo. Oy. In case anyone is wondering, no, my dress form doesn't have a name. I call her "my b**ch". Crude and obnoxious, I know.

I also love these patterns:

I love the femininity of this dress.

And the last one I bought:

I don't know that I love this one. I do really like it, but don't know that I'd wear it because its kind of short. Maybe I can make it shorter, like a tunic, and wear it with capris?? I don't know. I'll have to think about it.

My goal is to make each one of these for Spring. I have to find fabric and hopefully start them at the end of February. For now, I have quilts to finish!


Anonymous said...

OMG on referring to your dressform as "my b&tch". That is the funniest thing I've heard today!

Shannon said...

Love your pattern choices. I looked at those bottom two myself in the many hours I have spent perusing pattern books at JoAnn in the last couple of weeks. Can't wait to see them on you!

Shannon said...

BTW, short is good. Especially when you have a rockin' bod like you do. Go ahead, show a little leg!

Nantucket Dreams said...

i like them all! they are so modern and fresh and timeless at the same time. i can see shortening the last one and wearing with leggings or capris and cute sandals.

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh I like these! I hate sewing clothing for me - mainly they end up too big, too small or gaping in all the wrong places! Although that green dress I think I could manage. And I can definitely see the bottom one shortened with capris. I cannot wait to see the done!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE these dresses! The first one looks so cozy! I agree with Shannon on the last dress - short is good! You'll look awesome :)

angie said...

I bet they all look fabulous on you, too!

Chicago Sarah said...

Can't wait to see what you sew up. I am hoping if I start sewing for spring now I'll finish them by...May? *grin*

cindyquiltsOR said...

The first dress is interesting to me. I need something that is 'forgiving' for this lumpy older body. The gathers might do it for me!

YOU on the other hand ... young and fine shape.

Anonymous said...

Great pattern choices! I really like the Tracy Reese Dress. I can't wait to see these all sewn up!

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