Sunday, 15 February 2015

Roses

It's Summer and seeing as though Mr V splashed out and bought me some roses, at the last minute, I decided to grab Style 1874 and make a special dress.
Nothing fancy. Just a plain, simple dress.
This pattern was published in 1990, and it's been in my pattern stash for ever.
This remnant fabric is from Mood in New York bought on a shopping day with Kyle
I cut the mid-thigh version of this dress and on a petite like me, it was the perfect length.
In my haste, I grabbed a grey invisible zip and dropped the back neckline so it would work. The swirls are placed dead centre so I have eyes on my back. That was intentional.
The other intentional aspect was avoiding the 'eyes' on the front of my dress.
This is fully lined and the pattern instructions were so easy to follow and well illustrated.
I'm grinning because this is my first 'vintage pattern pledge' dress. After spending time with Sue last week when she visited Sydney, all those patterns from ages ago in my pattern stash look enticing to make again.

32 comments:

Sheila said...

Beautiful dress and looks great on you and makes the perfect V-day dress.

Gail said...

Happy Valentines Day...you looked beautiful.

Margo Bergman said...

Fantastic! This dress looks like it could be a TNT. Great job avoiding the dreaded eyes in front... ;) especially when all you had was a remnant to work with.

Sew Passionista said...

Your dress is lovely and the fit is perfect on you. What great use of a large print, something I'm hesitant to do.

Kyle said...

1. LOVE your haircut. It's perfect.
2. Mr V is a sweetie!
3. Your dress looks lovely. That was such a fun day, wasn't it? It feels like it was last year but it was 2013. (I could totally go for a blackout doughnut RIGHT NOW). Good job avoiding the "bullseyes" on the front.
4. OMG 1990 is "vintage" now? Yikes!

beajay said...

Love the dress. Fabulous and fresh looking - perfect for Valentine's Day. Now that I see this post I realise that the name of the pattern is Style. I have never heard of these patterns before.

Lori said...

Love this dress on you, fabulous job.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Sheila.

Velosewer said...

#blush

Velosewer said...

Thanks Margo. The eyes were a big of a worry...

Velosewer said...

Try at least one large print and see how you go. It's a bit of a challenge but fun. And it's just fabric:)

Velosewer said...

I had to look a bit spesh. He did surprise me with flowers. Ooooh. I could go for their cake donuts now too. Thanks again for such a great day Kyle.

Velosewer said...

Style were kinda like Simplicity but don't quote me on that.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Lori.

Amanda Adams said...

You epic sewing ninja, Maria! I love that you threw this together so quickly-:D

KaSchu said...

Love your dress. You managed the fabric pattern beautifully.

Sam said...

This is lovely Maria. The red and white really suits you.

Louise said...

Lovely! x

JustSew Jenna said...

The colour really suits you! It's fab!

Tomasa said...

Beautiful dress. It looks great on you. That print looks to me like abstract Dior roses…very pretty!

Velosewer said...

I love ninja sewing projects.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Kathleen.

Velosewer said...

I love a red frock from time to time.

Velosewer said...

:) xoxo

Velosewer said...

Thanks Jenna.

Velosewer said...

This is the closest I'd ever get to a Dior ;)

Fabric Epiphanies said...

Roses, lucky you! Your pattern reminded me very much of a dress I loved in my youth! Your red version looks lovely and is very Valentines worthy.

Allison C said...

Happy belated Valentines! This really shows that a good classic pattern is worth hanging on to. Great use of a remnant to really show off the print.

Velosewer said...

I think I bought this pattern in my youth too:)

Velosewer said...

Thanks Allison.

MushyWear said...

You look gorgeous in this dress! Love the simplicity of it. A perfect pairing of fabric and pattern!

Joanne Roberts said...

That is a pretty timeless pattern isn't it. I would keep that one too. Great dress and smile! Jo x

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