Friday, 14 September 2012

Just one more - Butterick 6582

I just wanted to make this dress up because I had the fabric; the lace remnant; and the test dress worked. What I was curious about was how this dress would work in a medium weight fabric instead of georgette print.
I found that as tedious as hand sewing can be I loved spending the time handsewing the lace onto the dress. This took 5 hours to do but there was no deadline to meet and I had no other commitments ie, the housework for the weekend was finished. I even managed to do some weeding and watered the garden. It looks like we'll need some rain this summer.
The fabric was a steal at Pitt Trading and the lace was a remnant from the ASG industry in June. I think this colour works without a tan too although Spring is in the air - in Queensland and not in Sydney today.
I don't have an occassion to wear this dress but as the handwork was going to take time I wanted to have this in the wardrobe ready to wear for a special event than do a late night rush job when an occasion does pop up. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

As Sylvia gave me what was left on the roll, I have enough of this gold fabric to make a formal trench coat...

And:
Thank you all for your lovely comments about the outfits I've been making too.

31 comments:

Carol said...

This is a lovely dress and I agree about having a special occasion dress standing by for when you need it. A trench in this fabric will be lovely. I bought a length of bronze sateen several years ago with a view to making an evening trench and I've never quite gotten around to it ...

Sue said...

Love everything about this dress. The colour is divine and the style looks great on you. The lace makes it very special!

Faye Lewis said...

Gorgeous and a great fit too!

Sharon said...

Wow very smart and a trench to match, va voom!!

kbenco said...

Your dress is stunning. The handworked lace makes the classic sheath so beautiful. What a great special occasion outfit it will make with the evening trench coat.

Dilliander said...

Simply gorgeous Maria! Beautifully made, a timeless special outfit!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love everything about this dress! It is just soooooo special ~ great job!

ArtAttack said...

Gorgeous! The lace is makes it...but what beautiful fabric on its own! I feel an event in your future to wear it!!

theperfectnose said...

Oh wow! Very, very nice-love love the textured weft on this fabric, and the lace-it gives it a very luxe old-world look-reminds me of Victorian botanical illustrations and 'ladies past-times'. Very elegant. Add burgundy scarf maybe? To set off the rich tones in the lace when it's dark out...

MushyWear said...

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous. The lace applique makes this dress extra special.

Hen said...

This is a very nice combination of materials, good colour on you, and a great fit. I have ALWAYS made special occassion clothes for SPECIFIC occassions, but too often finished literally in the last minute. This looks like much more fun.

Barb and Peter said...

This dress looks lovely, and the colour really suits you. Cheers, Barb

Renata said...

I love the dress. I also noticed and like the shorter length. Maybe you could wear it to our trench coat parade. But I absolutely refuse to let you make a spectacular, gorgeous, glamorous trench coat, and that's my story.

dashingmarmot said...

Beautiful work! I love the lace detail and the color!

BeaJay said...

Stunning dress! You should MAKE a special occasion so you can wear it out. Beautiful. Love the colour and the work you put in.

cherrypix1 said...

Oh, that's the best one yet! The lace detail is spectacular! And you wear yellow beautifully...

Kyle said...

That looks really nice! Isn't it great not to sew on deadline??

Lori said...

Your dress is gorgeous and will be perfect when you have the occasion. Great job.

prttynpnk said...

Gorgeous! A matching trench would be so perfect!

Carolyn said...

Absolutely beautiful! The lace is just lovely; and a matching trench coat sounds divine :)

Judith said...

This looks stunning! And a formal trench to match - will be great for 'next' winter...

Aminat said...

Very gorgeous dress and color on you.

Audrey said...

What a beautiful dress. I hope an occasion to wear it comes soon.

Karen said...

Wow, the lace is so special. I'm totally impressed you did it by hand (I would have given up & zigzagged after about 30 mins). It's really pretty & I hope a special occasion comes up soon for you to show it off!

Sharon said...

It's beautiful!

Diana said...

Your dress is beautiful . I love the lace applique. A matching coat would be amazing

Zoe said...

Oh my goodness that's stunning! Such an excellent use of that fabric, great placement. xx

Zoe said...

Sorry, two comments on one post! Just wanted to say thanks so much for your sweet comment on my sewing classes post, it was much appreciated. Zoe xxx

Linda said...

I just found your blog. I have missed seeing some beautiful garments! Love this dress! Lovely on you.

Kelley said...

Wow. This dress is absolutely perfect for you in every way. Very classy indeed.

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Beautiful dress and beautiful job. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

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