Sunday, February 15, 2009

I told you so!

Today I made up for yesterday:

First one was from the pattern I traced on Friday night (Butterick 8149)
I only used the top, with ol' faithful 6557 for the skirt.


The gathered straps make lovely sort of faux-cap-sleeves. I think I shall wear this to work tomorrow as it is going to be warm.

Next is another sunfrock. I bought the material at Spotlight last week, along with the material above (which is quilting fabric, "Cherry Plaid" by West 22nd btw).

Anyway, this is a floral stripe, also 100% cotton - a nice crisp smooth one. I used New Look 6557 again (view D bodice), but first I pleated the fabric then cut it out using the usual bodice piece as the lining.

I cut the midriff on the straight, and for the skirt I pleated two rectangles to fit the waist measurement. Consequently you can't really see that the fabric is a stripe - but you can when the skirt is on the move. The straps are a modified narrow version of the Butterick 8149 ones (because I liked them so much - plus the fact they are hemmed, not turned, which is nice and quick).

PS - If you click on the pictures, you can see more detail.

10 comments:

kitty said...

Both so pretty! I love the gathered sleeves on that pattern...*runs to put saved search into ebay*

Jenny said...

Great dresses! I especially love the second one.

I've also been meaning to ask you for awhile - are you by any chance Moggy W who used to sell these gorgeous cushions on ebay? Because if you are one and the same, I am a huge fan. And still have all of your cushions that I bought.

Cheers, Jenny

moggy said...

No, Jenny, that must be another one of the Moggy hordes!

lucy tartan said...

Really pretty dresses. Have you made up the VV pattern closest to your dress stand in the second photo - the 1940s one with the green version and the pink version? I made the jacket from that some time ago but the inverted point on the bodice of the dress looks weird to me.

Sarah said...

Excellent job matching the pattern on the cherry frock! I am most impressed. :)

moggy said...

Thanks Lucy Tartan! I haven't made it yet - partly the V you mention, and partly because I suspect that neckline wouldn't be flattering on me...

Sarah - don't tell anyone it was accidental...

livebird said...

Oooh! Naice!

delamare said...

So pretty Moggy - especially the second one, and especially with the gumboots!

livebird said...

Hey Moggoir

Remember the ravenous ocelot?

Lookee here -
http://capacioushandbag.blogspot.com/2006/09/famous-cheese-on-toast-recipes_28.html

Now go whip up a quartet of fringed go-go dresses, please. Ta muchly.

moggy said...

Mwah hah hah, the ravenous ocelot!

Would it surprise you to know that I have an almost-finished fringed frock in my UFO pile? No?

That go-go dancing is insidious I tells you. I've almost done the mashed potato at the lights on my way to work when a suitable song comes on the 'pod.