Saturday, 9 November 2013

Chloe by Victory patterns

With our meeting with Kristiann Boos of Victory patterns looming, I decided to sew Chloe version 2, with sleeves. 
 
Melbourne weather being a changeable affair, I needed to make this up in a classic fabric - navy with white polka dots in cotton. I can wear any shoes with this fabric.
The lace used for the sleeves is a remnant so I was very careful to cut out plenty so you can see the flowers on both sleeves. Acetate bias was used as were some largish shiny white buttons.
Adjustments
Roll shoulder, sway back, check pocket depth, check hem length and lastly check the dart point.
 Thanks to my niece for taking these pics of her Aunty wearing Chloe.
The littlest niece was making faces to make me laugh. It worked. They are smart girls.
Minerva Crafts has a huge range of fabric with dots of all shapes and colours. I used dots in the search field and I'm still looking through their huge range of dot fabrics, buttons, bows....

23 comments:

Linda T said...

Cute!

BeaJay said...

What a lovely dress. The details in the shaping are so different. Love the lace sleeves and buttons. Very nice.

Megan O said...

This looks fab on you. The fit and length are perfect and I love the fabric choice.

Kirsty said...

This looks great! I love the lace sleeves.

Andrea said...

Love this dress, especially the lace sleeves and white neckline trim. Very cute!

Diana said...

I really like this dress. .The polka dots,the buttons and lace trim all add up to a charming little dress to use an old fashioned term.

Lori said...

Very pretty dress and I really like your fabric choices.

Sharon said...

Love polka dots and this dress looks great and love the details.

Jenny said...

Goodness, this is so cute! Cap sleeves & polka dots are such a winning combo!

Merche Martinez said...

What a great dress! From the pattern to the fabric and colours you used. You are going to wear this one a lot!

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

Very flattering dress. Love the lace sleeves combined with the polka dots.

Dk's Wife said...

It is very pretty!!

Kristy said...

I really like this pattern - so many opportunities for colour blocking or piping along the seams. I love your fabric choices, blue polka dots are timeless, and you're right any colour shoe would work (I can see a nice red heel working well!)

prttynpnk said...

This afternoon I will definitely be tracing this one off!!!

RhondaBuss said...

Perfect for a summer day!

Aminat said...

Beautiful, love your dress, and your fabric choce

Dilliander said...

Such a lovely dress and great fabric combo!

Gail said...

Great design for summer. Did you deepen the neckline from the original pattern?

Erin i-heart-fabric said...

Oh wow looks so pretty!! I have been meaning to make this pattern. I love the fabrics your used perfect for summer!! Gorgeous.

Jane M said...

What a wonderful use of that lace. I love the proportions on you, great result.

Louise said...

love the pattern and button detail, and polkas always raise a smile for me.

Sue said...

Cute dress and lovely fit. I am sure you will this one a lot!

Joy said...

Such a cute dress. I like all the interesting lines, which will show differently in different fabrics.

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