Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Green spring - B4789

It's still cold here (7 degree C mornings) but I love working with green fabric so here's the story about this dress. This fabric was a remnant piece that I bought from Pitt Trading last year at $2 per metre. I bought some more fabric from Pitt Trading last week but that's a bunch of stories in the making. This fabric has two-way stretch and it has a huge print so I tried to keep the yellow colours away from my face.
The front has a knot just below the bust, and it's easy to make up, but I got it wrong, even after reading the reviews on PR. However, I was able to save fabric and the error is tied up in the knot.
I've shown you the front and back so you can see where the print placement is on this dress. I love the v-neck on the front and back. The hem could come up, so I'll do this on the next version. I've used seams great on the shoulder seams and twin needle on the neckline finish. The fabric is so dark you can't see the black thread I've used throughout the dress.
I'm really loving green. This pattern also has pants but I can't see myself making these up while I'm developing woven pants that fit.

I've since finished a pink UFO that I'll post up soon. I'm just planning what I should make to go with it. Decision time:)

11 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Your print placement is awesome and the dress is beautiful!

Aminat said...

Very cute...Love your fabric

velosewer said...

Thanks ladies. I just love a strong print.

MushyWear said...

This is a fabulous color on you. I also like the v-neck in the front and back. Very nice!

Shannon said...

This looks fabulous on you! I love the print! I'm so happy to see this dress made up so successfully- I have the pattern all cut out and draped across my ironing board ready to cut my fabric.

Gail said...

Very very nice. This style really suits you.

Diana said...

This is really lovely! Your print placement IMO is right on!I like your blog. I'll be back to visit often!

Audrey said...

Very pretty and flattering dress. Green is definitely one of your colors!

Sheila said...

Beautiful dress, love the color & print.

Peggy's Closet said...

Lovely dress!

Anonymous said...

That colour is so good on you! The knot part is tricky isn't it? But your dress is hanging well in the front which mine refused to do until I put a short slit in each side seam. Ain't it great about Cadel?? elleR

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