Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Polka Dot Dress ::Update::

I know that many of you have seen my polka dot dress already, but I finally have pictures of me in it. It is such a fun dress to wear and my wonderfully talented friend Mary and I had a blast shooting it. There was beer and endless wings. They were both delicious. Enough said.


The restaurant we were at had this great little billiards room and it turned out to be perfect for us to shoot in. The lighting was decent and there were props at our disposal. This girl loves props.


I just love the movement and flow of this skirt, It's just so easy to wear. That strange fabric of undetermined fiber I got from Joann's really had a great swish to it.


I don't what girl can resist them, but can we call attention to the pockets? But really, POCKETS! I swear if a garment doesn't have them I'll add them. I love having pockets in my dresses. I've even been known to add them to a top or two.



Let's talk hemline. I don't usually hem my dresses this short but with this one I made the bold choice to go there and I am glad I did. It's flirty and sassy and I love it. I mean I took a good 6 inches off of this dress, but then again I'm 5'2" and quite wee, so that's not a huge shocker.

Well you all know that more things are in the works in my studio so stay tuned. There will be more.

9 comments:

  1. I'm about the same height so I also have to shorten my garments quite a lot. I love your dress. I should make it soon!

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    1. You absolutely should. It's so easy to wear. There are two changes I'll make when I do this again, I'll make the front facings wider and I will lengthen the collar so that the notched fold back will sit 1.5"-2" lower. Kind of like the 40's style blouse honestly.

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  2. Such a fun dress and styling - great idea to shoot the pics with the billiards ;o)

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    1. Thanks it was a really fun shoot. BTW I'm falling in love with your little knit wrappy collars. It's frigid here and they look beautiful as well as warm!

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  3. That's a fun and lovely dress! Which pattern did you use to make it?

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    1. Thanks Juliette, I used the Shirtwaist Dress pattern from Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing. I'm a little obsessed with Gertie's patterns. I blogged about the dress here: http://thesewcialist.blogspot.com/2015/02/humbled-by-dress-struggle-is-real.html

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  4. Thanks for your answer! I also happen to have Gertie's book, I'll have to give this pattern a try someday!
    I love her patterns too, currently trying to make cigarette pants using B5895...first muslin wasn't too bad, I hope the final garment will be fine!

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    2. Ooh, I totally need a pair of cigarette pants. Maybe I'll join you on your journey toward the perfect cigarette pant!

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