Monday, November 4, 2013

Mash-up

I bought this blossom patterned quilting cotton on sale a couple of weeks ago. I'm trying to stop buying new fabric, but I couldn't resist the print. I knew I wanted to make a slim skirted dress that I could wear to work but also just wear generally.
 

I've made both these patterns before so I knew they fitted reasonably well. I used the bodice from the pattern on the right and the skirt from the pattern on the left. 



I cut the bodice out on Thursday and then didn't do anything else until about 3 in the afternoon yesterday. It was quick and easy to sew up and I finished it in time to wear it to work today. 


This was my attempt to take a picture of the zip. I used an op shopped vintage metal zipper. I have a huge stash of op shopped zips. They're mostly still in their original packaging. I hardly ever use them though because I never have the right colour or size. I was excited to finally use one.  

This is what happens when I take pictures after work/around sunset


Dress: Butterick 8459 skirt and Vogue 4260 bodice
 Belt: Op shopped
Tights: Kmart
Shoes: Tony Bianco

13 comments:

  1. You always make the most amazing dresses. Much love.
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  2. Yes I see what you mean - that zip looks perfect! Great sewing, great dress! You sure know what suits ya!
    Hope the new job is going well.

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  3. Sharp! I like the contrast of the metal zip against the girly fabric- edgy floral!

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  4. Loving the frock....isn't the cut just fab on you. And my eye was drawn to the zip. There is something special about an old metal zip. Xx

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  5. You're so talented! This is a great dress and fits you so well, I wouldn't have been able to pass up that fabric either, blue flowers are my favourite
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  6. Cute! Ha, I have heaps of old zips too, but never the bloody one I need! XXX

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  7. Great idea to mix the two patterns and the result is fantastic. I have about a million metal zips I bought from a car boot sale and they are always the wrong size, too! x

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  8. I believe that's called a frankenpattern!

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  9. Oh that is such a lovely dress, how clever you are to mix the patterns. Love the print, you look gorgeous. xxx

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  10. Beautiful dress, it's a really flattering silhouette on you and the fabric is gorgeous. I quite like that last photo with the sun backlighting your hair - very artistic!

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  11. LOVE that zipper detail! Pretty photos.

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  12. Don't you love it when the op shops notions you pick up are perfect for a project? I love this frock - it looks great on you. Perfect colour.

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