Thursday, 20 September 2012

Missoni like - V8724

At the hen's night I was waiting in line at the ladies, there was a girl wearing a missoni knit dress. I complimented her on it and she was floored and appreciated the compliment. So I've used this pattern with the Missoni like fabric to come up with this simple knit dress. I bought this fabric at The Remnant Warehouse.

Simple is misleading. The toile top that I cut out in January and only finished it this week as a post-gold dress project was how I refined the fit of this dress.

This green version shows the design lines better. The reason I've also made this version is to show the princess lines on the back. This is a cool feature for those of us with a sway back. This green knit was again from the $20 garbage bag of remnants from Pitt Trading.

My adjustments were:
1/ Lowered the bodice piece by 2.5 cm so that it sits under my bust. I've followed this adjustment through to the back pieces so the waist detailing follows from front to back.
2/ Roll shoulder adjustment. So the back shoulder seam is 2 cm higher at the sleeve seam. The front shoulder seam is 2cm lower at the sleeve seam.
3/ Shortened the hem to above the knee.
4/ Pinched out 2 cm from the front neckline so that the neckline doesn't gape open.
I've used all 3 machines on the Missoni version. The sewing machine for the darts, bodice to skirt seam and side seams. The overlocker was used for the back seams. The coverpro was used for the neckline, dress and sleeve hems.

Now that I've finished this UFO, I can concentrate on gearing up to make a formal trench and the gold coat with some trench detailing. I suspect that some of you are in the midst of developing a coat because we have a few sew-alongs happening. More about this next post.
Many thanks to two bloggers I follow. Firstly to Rhonda Buss on Rhonda's Creative Life  for featuring my sewing on her blog this week. My little Macaron was also featured in a Macaron parade on Rhinestones and telephones by Sarah Gilbert. There are a lot of great Macarons out there. Have a look at the Flickr group. I love sewing amongst so many wonderful sewer across the world.
Thank you to all of you who commented on my gold dress. I appreciate the time you've taken to have a look and comment. I did think about glueing and zigzagging the lace on at one stage. I really did:)

18 comments:

Dilliander said...

Maria, you are on a roll! So many beautiful dresses :)

Sue said...

A great pattern for you and three very different versions!

Renata said...

Three different looks and all suit you so well. I particularly love the green dress. Surely you have another wedding to go to, ha ha.

Kelley said...

I'm sitting here reading your blog wearing a dress made from the same fabric as your red top! What a coincidence. :-))

I love this style of dress on you. It suits you very well and you've worked this pattern perfectly. I love them all.

Jo Ashcroft said...

Love the pattern and adore the top. That colour is great

prttynpnk said...

Gorgeous as always!

Lori said...

Great dresses and tops. Nice job on adjusting the fit. I have to make that adjustment on the bodice for empire type styles, too.

Lena Merrin said...

Very elegant dress

Carolyn said...

You are so clever to get three very different and equally gorgeous looks from the one pattern. Bravo!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous style and 2 different looking dresses love it as well as a very cute top!

Janine said...

You will be all ready for spring when it arrives with this great trio. Also I am just catching up with blogging but your gold dress is beautiful. I immediately thought of a gold dress Nicole Kidman wore to the oscars - yours looks very similar ( and hers was stunning as well ) - hope you get to wear this soon - perhaps your husband could take you out to tea somewhere fancy.

Jane M said...

Fabulous style on you and so perfect for spring. Love those back princess seams. I'm adding this one to my must buy list thanks to your lovely versions.

pdiddly said...

these all look fabulous on you, really suits your figure

BeaJay said...

Great dresses and top. Love the Missoni type knit. I have admired your sewing and it was fabulous to meet you today.

Goodbye Valentino said...

Very flattering, Maria! You're getting ready to enjoy warm weather in style!

MushyWear said...

What a versatile pattern. I really like the Missoni-like version. You'll get a lot of mileage out of this one, and it looks fantastic on you!

Elizabeth D said...

All lovely and flattering too.

tigergirl said...

This style is so flattering on you, simple but stylish. another pattern to add to my wish list.

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