Tuesday, 7 October 2014

And another the same ...

... pattern as my last dress, but with a different twist to it. 
Now excuse the wrinkles and 'end-of-the-first-day-back-at-school' look! But the dress survived the day better than I did ~ first day back after a two week holiday is always the worst. Luckily I had such a comfy dress to wear.

The dress is 2/3's charcoal grey bengaline (for the stretch/comfort factor), and 1/3 grey Aboriginal cotton print ~ I picked this up from Spotlight last week. They have a new little range of Aboriginal inspired fabric that is just beautiful to sew with. To separate the grey from the print I use the same black binding from the previous dress.
I also had a bit of fun with the lining ~ no model shots I'm afraid, just the hanger shot. But I split the lining into black/white to match the outside garment fabric ... just because I could. 

So let me just do a virtual swivel for you ... front, side, side, back ...
Everything else is the same as before ... invisible zipper, walking vent, and the usual mature lady adjustments ~ yes, we all know those like the back of our hands. 
Well as you can see the shadows are long on the ground, the end of the day is near for us little Down Under Aussies. Time to kick my shoes off and unwind ... or plan my next dress more like it ... J

31 comments:

  1. Looks great! What a clever re-use of the pattern. You should make one in bright colors.

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  2. That's a great dress Judith! Very clever and even the lining is interesting. Nice way to highlight the Aboriginal prints.

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  3. This dress is lovely. I really like the color blocking and the fit is so on point!

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  4. You look lovely from every angle!

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  5. I love pieced dresses, and this one is a winner!

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  6. Very smart for the first day back - probably a good boost! You must have been quite busy on your hols, making two dresses in a row. Is the grey patterned fabric a stretch as well? The lining is a lovely touch inside.

    A simple pattern like this is so versatile - different fabrics, different looks.

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  7. Fabulous dress - I think this is the year of the dress. :)

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  8. How lovely! I knitted a jumper in two tones like that many years ago with a cable at the join. I'd completely forgotten about it until I saw your gorgeous dress!

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  9. That Aboriginal print really is lovely. I am also trying to get multiple use out of my patterns; great idea. Very nicely done!

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  10. Fabulous and stylish in every way, even the lining! Well done

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  11. Very nice! I absolutely love that print. Now I'm tempted to go in a buy some for myself too!

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  12. Another lovely take on this pattern. You would never know that you used the same pattern, as it looks so different. Very stylish.

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  13. Great look and the perfect way to use up the remnant pieces I always end up with.

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  14. This is lovely Judith. I like it even more than the last one. And I'll be looking out for the aboriginal print, as I like its subtle colouring. Great sew!!

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  15. Beautiful dress! You look great.

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  16. What a lovely and unique print. I like how you have combined a cultural print with a classic style.

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  17. What a beautiful dress! I love the color block and you did a lovely work on the lining :)

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  18. Hi J, How are you? I miss seeing you post!
    Hope all is well!
    Kyle

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  19. You seem to have lost quit a bit of weight since I started "looking" in! Well done and the dress is lovely. Keep up the good work and all the best!

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  20. You seem to have lost quit a bit of weight since I started "looking" in! Well done and the dress is lovely. Keep up the good work and all the best!

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  21. Judith I hope you are well and hope you can make it to the meet up in March.

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  22. I just popped in to say HELLO! I really have been thinking about you!

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  23. Love your material – the dress looks fabulous :) Thanks for sharing on how to design clothes online.

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  24. Judith I was so pleased to see a comment from you on my blog. You are MIA! I would love to take you up on your offer of the burda for my son.... I want to make him a pair of pant and a shirt for his (primary) graduation at Parliament House at the end of the year so that's very timely. Maybe we can meet up for a coffee and chat somewhere. Email me if you want.... sofiem@internode.on.net.... see you soon I hope.

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  25. I really miss you my sewing friend!

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  26. Your dress is beautiful, a very pretty clothing patterns. The style looks fresh regardless the time of year.

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