Monday, August 6, 2012

Jersey faux wrap dress.

FINALLY some news here on the blog. Like I wrote on Facebook I finally sat down in front of my sewing machine for the first time in three weeks yesterday after two weeks of vacation and a week of getting over jet lag, unpacking and just general relaxing. Trying to see as many friends and family as many times as possible in two weeks is, no matter how absolutely wonderful that is, not relaxing. Phew.
So what did I make yesterday? Well, I finished this jersey faux wrap dress that I have had half finished for months. It's actually rare that I have half finished projects lying around like that. I normally change it right away if my initial idea does not work but this time I could simply not get it right. My problem was what fabric/color to use for the ribbons. I tried with black but I did not like the result and other solid colors I had in my stash did not work for me either and then I put it aside. Not long ago did I order this soft burgundy jersey with black dots and yesterday they both caught my eye and bingo there was my solution. I love the grey and burgundy together. To me it gets a bit of a sports wear in the 70s feeling and that they both have black dots in the same size is just even more perfect. 
I am sure you recognize what base I used to make this dress. If not check out THIS or THIS post. I made the skirt a little bit less full just for variation and made two overlapping front pieces that are sewn into the side seams.....and voila faux wrap dress.

I might make the neck line a tad higher next time.

Ha, the pairing with her new yellow sneakers really emphasize the 70s sports wear look....I did not even think about that when I took the photos.

That is all for this time. I have another jersey dress for Evelyn in the making - she is kind of obsessed with them at the moment - so stay tuned.


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12 comments:

  1. Awesome......!!!
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  2. I love the dress, and the shoes!

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  3. The grey and burgundy work so well together! A great little dress.

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  4. Welcome back!!

    LOVE the dress!! So fun!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

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  5. So cute! I'd love to find that style in my size. It must feel good to get it finished. I always have at least two unfinished projects on my sewing counter, taunting me daily. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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  6. Hi! Visiting from I heart nap time. What a super cute dress! I love the fabric that you used! Your model is also adorable :)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this (and any other awesome posts you have) at my link party!
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  7. So cute! I adore the fabric. Visiting from the Bowdabra Blog link party

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