Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kristine, Duchess of Sewing

I have always loved the blue Issa dress that everyone knows as Kate Middleton's royal engagement dress.


Now, I have my own version of it!


I used McCall's 5752 (OOP) and 3 yards of the finest, softest, silkiest, drapiest, navy blue knit from Gorgeous Fabrics. It's called, "Poly Matte Jersey" in deep navy, and it feels like a thin silk jersey, but without the shine. There's still some left, if you want in on the most heavenly knit. Perfect for the Vogue 1250 that everyone is making right now...

So, here is the back:


And the side...


Anyhow, I made view D (long sleeves, no hanging ties), and just needed a few minor sizing adjustments. 16 was the smallest size in the envelope, but I've gotten back on the diet and fitness bandwagon, so I'm more like a 14 now. I will likely add a snap inside the bodice for modesty, but love everything else about it.


It's really comfy for being so dressy, and once I scale this pattern down to the correct proportions (even the sleeves are too wide), I will definitely make another!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it!
Inspired to make me one too.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love it!
Inspired to make me one too.

Thanks for sharing.

AllisonC said...

It's gorgeous Kristine (sorry I mean Duchess!), and you have reminded me that I have this pattern and have never made the long sleeved version which will be perfect for fall.

glorm said...

Wow---love it!

Bunny said...

And working the Kate hair too! Looks great, Momma Princess!

Lindsay T said...

Love this dress on you. Well done!

JoanneM said...

Love it. The color is lovely.

Serendipity Handmade said...

It looks great! Perfect style and color.

meredithp said...

Looks great. And congrats on it being too big! Always a nice problem to have.

Gail said...

But have you got the a future King to accessorise it? Seriously gorgeous!

HeathersSphere said...

Such an undeniably lovely version of the Duchess' engagement dress! You exude total royal glamour!

Texan said...

This is really pretty, looks great on you!