Monday, August 18, 2008

The Dress

I had my daughter snap a picture of me in my new New Look dress on Saturday before we headed out into the 100 degree heat to a BBQ. What a classy, yet comfy dress - I LOVE IT!!! Just wanted to share it with you. It's really a great pattern, so if you love twist tops like me, you'll surely love this dress. It's NL 6802 - you can click the picture to make it bigger if you'd like to see the the details a little better).





Thank you all for the comments you posted to my last post. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who suffers from Analysis Paralysis. :-) I did trudge forward and made a top from BWOF 4-2008-116 (a dress - line drawing below).



The only problem is I didn't realize the smallest size was 38 until I finished tracing it off. I wear a 36, sometimes 34 in the top depending on the ease. I decided since it was a top and I was just using a remnant, I'd just go forth and see what happened. I did a SBA and had my fingers crossed it would fit. Well no such luck. I had to take almost a full inch out of each side it was that huge. I still need to hem it, but have tossed it aside for now because it's stormy and cold out for the next few days (I made it sleeveless).

Well yay me, I made a step forward. No AP is going to defeat me. ;-P

Up next, I think some misc school clothes. I need to thumb through my Ottobre magazines and see what grabs my interest. I'm so thankful the boys like pretty much anything still.

9 comments:

Lori said...

You look fantastic in your new dress. Good luck on the BWOF dress, you will come out the winner I know.

Birgitte said...

I love how this looks on you! Well done!

Rhoto said...

REALLY sharp, sexy, cute, you name it!! A real WINNER!! Good job, Melissa!!
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Kristine said...

That is the perfect fabric for the perfect dress! Great job!

stacysews said...

WOW!!! You look fantastic in this dress. I love the fabric on this one, it's perfect for this design.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Can't wait to see how that BWOF comes out! I liked it in the magazine, and I'd been admiring an Ann Taylor dress in a similar style from the store window for a while. BUT, I had tried that gather front tee from October (10-2007-117)and it was a horrible terrible disastrous failure for my figure and I wasn't sure if the dress was different enough to work for me.

Tamara said...

The dress looks wonderful on you!

angie.a said...

Beautiful dress Melissa!

Vonne said...

Melissa, you are looking fabulous in this shot of your twist top dress ! The pattern and fabric are a gorgeous combination.
Vonne