Saturday, March 6, 2010

Polka dots and a Confession

Butterick 9826 version 2


I liked how easy Butterick 9826 was to put together so I made another version using some vintage fabric I had in my stash. I left out the sash again because it uses up a ridiculous amount of fabric. I'm not entirely conviced I like the sleeves in this pattern. They are cut as one with the bodice piece (I'm not sure what this type of sleeve is called). They are alright but I think I prefer the look of set-in sleeves.

Confession: Yesterday I bought some fabric even though I'm meant to be Stash Bustin'. I went to the fabric shop to get a covered button kit and came out with three metres of purple and white striped poplin. It was on sale and my self-control is limited when it comes to getting things cheaply. I don't feel too guilty about it though because the last four dresses I've sewn have been using stash fabric.

16 comments:

  1. I actually have a serious weakness for sleeves cut in one with the bodice, so I love this dress! Beautiful.

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  2. This dress turned out beautiful!! I love the fabric and it fits you wonderful!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  3. i think those sleeves are called "saddle sleeves"..but im not completely sure.

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  4. Thanks guys.

    And thank you Marina-I never know the correct sewing terms for things.

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  5. Kimono sleeves! You have to really reinforce the armpit seams because they will tear there first. The dress is cute, although I love anything with polka dots!

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  6. thanks for your comment, there will be more hats soon I am working on two at this point. :) I love your blog so cute.

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  7. Molly-Thanks, I've heard of kimono sleeves before but weren't sure what they were, mystery solved. I put bias binding on the armpit seams so hopefully that will be enough to stop them tearing.

    Lady A- Thanks. I look forward to seeing the hats when you've finished them.

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  8. i have a weakness for pretty fabric, too, especially when it's on sale -- and i don't even sew! i'm a pattern hound, so what can i say? in any case, i can't wait to see what you create from it. :)

    your dress is so pretty. how long does it take to make a dress like this? it's gorgeous.

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  9. I'm glad I'm not the only one who buys unnecessary fabric.I have a weakness for any kind of pattern too.

    Thanks! The pattern I used for this dress was really simple and I've made it before so it probably only took me 3 hours total. I usually do little bits here and there though so the time is spread over a few days or a week.

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  10. Love this dress! The color is really nice and a little different...

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  11. Gorgeous gorgeous!
    No idea what the sleeves are called, but I often find they look really cute rolled up. Have you tried that?

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  12. Thanks. No, I haven't, that's a good idea. I'll try it out next time I wear it.

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  13. Cute dress! Wish I had half the talent you have..

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  14. Again very nice dress. I love green so much, and what can be better then green dotted fabric? =)

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  15. Lovely dress, as usual with you! I really like your style :)

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