Monday, November 11, 2019

What a Day Trip Dress!*


~ I woke up to this today ~
January in November.

~ See that tree behind me? ~

No, not the two evergreens on either side...

~ The one in the middle with all the green leaves that haven't turned yet or fallen off. ~

It's 22 degrees out, the other day it was 50.  Oh my.


~ Meanwhile, this is my Trip Dress* from Tina Givens patterns ~

I won the cape thingy at a raffle. 
I threw on some extra clothes with it so I could wear it outside.  Like a stretch mesh T-shirt, wrist warmers, obi belt and stretch jersey straight leg pants that I've made and worn previously. 



The scarf, gloves and beret are so old I don't remember when 
or where they came from.



~ a rear view ~


~ obi-less ~

Which was how I intended to wear it.  
Too bad you can't see the collar, but it was too darn cold.


~ and a side view ~

Let me tell you, this Trip Dress was just that - a Trip! (ha). 
   
The fabric is challis.  I decided on a size S (my last one was XS and worked out fine), but I was worried about the wrap bodice coverage so thought more is more.   

If you're not a sew-er, you can skip to the end pictures.

Monday, November 4, 2019

One With the Fallen Leaves



Yep, I have the perfect coat for standing beside them.





 Made out of embossed velvet.  mmmm.





Previously seen here.


~ and my newly made dress ~


It's Tina Givens Nani Lee Dress pattern made in cotton twill (with orange thread going one way and olive green going the other way).  It's really quite lovely, but none of the pictures came out.  So this is as good as it gets.  Modifications made were:  longer sleeves, added side-seam pockets, lower bust darts, higher waistline in the back, and longer length hem.

Heading on over to Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, then Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like when she goes live.  Come on by, won't you?


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