Monday, August 13, 2018

It's Lounge Wear!

 
~ at full flight ~


Totally inspired from Catherine Daze's post and adapted from McCalls 7727 dress pattern.  I used some stretch poplin from my stash.


~ back view at rest ~

As Catherine states, the pattern runs very large, so I made it several sizes smaller than I usually would.

 
~ side view of high-low hemline ~

And I made it longer than their shortest option and shorter than the longest option.  (Yeah, I like it my way.)  I added side seam pockets (I mean really!).  Eliminated the sash belt (of course).  And kept the collar stand, but left off the collar proper.

 
~ bad photo (back lit) ~

But it does shows the front that has a hidden button placket.  That threw me for a loop, but after a few restorative naps, I finally figured it out.   I didn't do the gathered sleeve cuffs either because I knew I wouldn't be wearing them down and buttoned.



~ "What Is Real?" ~


Perfect for lounging around reading my true love's library book, What Is Real?



~ with my shoes from ebay ~


and now I'm off to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like (a different Catherine), and Cherie's Shoe and Tell when they all go live.


12 comments:

  1. Lounging like a boss, you are. While I don't sew, I still love reading about how you change up patterns. Of course, make it fit *your* taste, and you have the skills for it. Love this color too, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. The fabric is called Caribbean Blue, perfect for lounging. Even when it's just my little deck with the tomato plants...

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  2. Your top/dress looks so much better than what's on the pattern envelope. You look great in blue. Love the blue pants too.

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    1. Oh the pattern envelope is a total turn off. And Catherine's version is the opposite. Mine, runs somewhere in the middle. I forgot to mention, the pants are chiffon!

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  3. Perfect length and lots of volume without overwhelming. Such a cool serene colour!

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    1. Kinda like your style too, eh Louisa. It's got a good swish going for it.

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  4. Wowser! loving that drama of that sweeping hemline and that shade of blue is my favourite nail paint colour. xxx

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    1. Oh yes, Barry nail polish, isn't it? I knew it was a great color.

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  5. I like your version, it's marvellous! I wish I could get away with a trapeze silhouette but I don't have the height, it makes me look like a hobbit in a cloak..

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    1. Oh Valerie, I think having it quite high in the front like at tunic length makes a difference. It doesn't really "cloak" unless you're swirling. Otherwise it hangs pretty straight and I'm not that tall, 5'5".

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  6. I agree with Louisa - the tailoring keeps it from being overwhelming. I really like a trapeze shape, and I would wear something like this all summer over sheer pants.

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    1. And that's what I did, unless it was too darn hot. Then I wore my Chicago Tropics ensemble.

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