Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Peony or hibiscus

When we last spoke, I had tested this dress in the lining fabric. Then the lining was going to be used to line the first test dress of Spring. So do you think this Peony suggests "take me to Hawaii" or not? It's the hibiscus print right?
I hope it does because I keep dropping hints. If I wear this Peony on weekends, do you think DH will buckle?
The fit is much better. I only had a really short piece of fabric to play with so the front print doesn't match the back. Thankfully the lining is slightly thicker than the fashion fabric:)
I've moved the skirt dart in towards the centre front by 7cm and the side pocket will be raised to the side notch so that it suits my arm length. While the neckline looks high, I did drop it by 5 cm.
The bodice back billows a bit but that will work on hot and sticky summer days!
Now I'll make the black/white eyelet fabric and the white lining again.
Happy Halloween!

21 comments:

Summer Flies said...

Wow, I love this. Looks great and if that doesn't say "take me to Hawaii" nothing does! I love the white on you - looks really fabulous.

velosewer said...

Thanks SF:)

prttynpnk said...

So tropical- how could you not get the travel hint? I love the pattern placement on the bodice.

Lori said...

What a gorgeous dress, I think your plan will work :)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous summer dress and love how you have used the fabric. Fingers crossed for DH to take the hint.

RhondaBuss said...

I am in love with dress, and check out those shoes!!!!! Just too fabulous!

Kyle said...

Nothing screams Hawaiian like a hibiscus flower. I love Hawaii and hope you get to go there!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

so pretty, that fabric is fabulous and you worked out the pattern placement beautifully.

Carolyn said...

Oh it is stunning! I love everything about this dress! Maybe instead you could take your husband to Hawaii :)

HoffiCoffi said...

I love the fabric placement on the bodice. A very nice version of the Peony dress.

Kelley said...

It looks like a brilliant pattern, but I love your fabric choice best. What a fabulous summer dress.

House of Pinheiro said...

Really beautiful...

BeaJay said...

Beautiful dress - and it does scream both Spring and Hawaii. I say take it to the next level and start wearing a lei around your neck - strike while the Aussie dollar is hot.

Cherrypix said...

Hope you are saying Aloha very soon....that lovely 'fresh' dress is perfect for Hawaii..(and Spring)

Kim said...

Beautiful! Love the print and the fit!

sewbusylizzy said...

What a gorgeous fabric - good luck with the holiday! I'm off to Sydney this weekend that's about as good as it gets at the moment.
You got a lovely fit and I like the skirt.

poppykettle said...

totes gorgeous :) as always!

Janine said...

So nicely fitted - good luck with your plans;) - I suppose if the worse happens perhaps a train trip to the Blue Mountains ( the hibiscus are bluely purple aren`t they ?)

Goodbye Valentino said...

Peony, hibiscous......... you deserve a trip to Hawaii regardless! Love the dress :)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Beautiful dress and the fabric is so refreshing.

MushyWear said...

Ah yes, you'd fit right in with your tropical dress in Hawaii. What a beautiful print and the fit looks great!

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