Sunday, September 19, 2010

Handsome Dove

After commenting on Kitty's lovely popover re: not sewing my sludgy green frock I thought I may as well go and make a start on the frock, which I cut out yesterday.

I bought the pattern a year or so ago at Lost & Found in Smith St for the princely sum of $5. Mid seventies I'm thinking - I'm not a huge fan of the 70s, but some of the patterns can be great if you don't use orange and brown polyester. Unless you want to of course!

I got the fabric from the Vietnamese lady on Smith St yesterday - not sure of the fibre, it's a nice drapey knit.

Being a knit, I left out the zip. This meant it only took two albums to sew - Lost Souls by The Doves and Last Days of Wonder by The Handsome Family - hence her name (Handsome Dove) and the fact that she now exists when she didn't at 4pm.



As I hoped, she's turned out rather Joan Holloway. Hurrah!

7 comments:

Handmade said...

Great dress!

Stevie said...

Wow That turned out pretty awesome! x

kitty said...

Mmm lovely and very Joan-after-hours. Joan would never wear a plunging neckline to the office you know!

Karin van D. said...

Gorgeous dress. Worth a night without much sleep I'd say :-)

Carol said...

I like this very much.

Gail said...

Strange how these old shapes keep reinventing themselves. Love the tie front.

Big in Japan said...

Fast and fabulous! Winner!