Sunday, September 16, 2018

Making a Ho-Hum Dress

out of brilliant fabric!

~ nothing happening here ~

Alas, I didn't do it justice with this particular pattern/ style.

Something that showed off the underside, or the inside, would've been great...


~ ah well ~



Here's a closer view of the fabric:

~ back view of dress ~

It has woven stitches and is the same on both the front and back of the fabric.  
How cool is that?  

Of course, I took no advantage of that fact, whatsoever.  
(??!!)  

And it has a wonderful feel to it, not the same as regular 100% cotton, 
almost more like a washed linen.




Anyway, here's some shoes and sox to kick it out of the park, as they say.

~ blue suede shoes from ebay ~



more info for inquiring minds:
 
*Anna Maria Horner Loominous Dotted Line Cobalt Fabric
She has a Loominous collection which is quite beautiful and 3 different colorways in the dotted line venue.

**Tina Givens Violet Dress Pattern
I've made this dress before in striped linen and luv it.  So it's not the pattern, it was just not the best choice of fabric for it. 



When everybody goes live, I'll be at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like and Cherie's Shoe and Tell.  See you there!


14 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful blue! That woven “stitching” is called supplementary warp weave in textile speak. And of course you have matching blue suede shoes. I promise not to step on them!

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    1. ooo, I knew you'd know what it was all about, Louisa. I had never seen anything like it before and was just mesmerized by it. And then to make such a dud out of it...

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    1. Yeah, interesting is one way of putting it.

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  3. That fabric is so beautiful! I think I would be very tempted to cut this off to tunic length. Maybe a high/low hemline. I'd use the extra fabric to make a button-on long sleeve so you can wear it all year round.

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    1. hmmm, you've got some ideas percolating for me, corkpop. I actually made this dress at least a month ago and hadn't worn it yet because...

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  4. With your creative mind, I know you will figure out a save for the dress. The fabric and colour are both wonderful. However, the stockings make your legs look diseased. Colour? Texture?

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    1. heehee, Barbara. I know, I like them cuz they're so weird, I thought it might up the ante on the dress. No?

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  5. I don’t think this is a bad dress. I think it’s a lonely dress. This dress needs layers like a teenager needs a cellphone. A skirt or pair of trousers under would make it look happier, I bet. What do you think? The fabric is pretty gorgeous though. I will have to look it up from the source.

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    1. awww, that's a good way to look at it, Helen. I did try it with pants. I even made a couple pairs to go with it, but nah, they didn't do it. But it sure is missing something. Maybe a remake as corkpop suggested. Or some other layering that I just haven't come up with yet.

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  6. Love the fabric. May I be honest? I think if you unruffled the front bottom panel and possibly turn the grain it will make this dress work.

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    1. Hey Valerie, hmmm, now there's an idea I hadn't thought of...but it's worth a try. It just isn't happening the way it is (with or without the sox!) It might even look better without anything there, like a tunic with exaggerated hemline. hmmm.

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  7. I don't think the dress is "Ho-Hum" - made of that marvelous fabric, there's no way it could be! I agree with the commentor who suggested un-ruffling the bottom panel and turning it the other way. It might be just the thing!

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    1. Hi Shelley, I know I luv the fabric and I am seriously thinking of remodeling the dress after all the great feedback I've received. Removing the panel and maybe leaving it out altogether so it has a dramatic hemline as a tunic might be one way. Stay tuned.

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