Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Under Construction!


I heard that Spring is coming, but it's hard to believe when there's still snow flying! I'm going to be optimistic anway, and stitch up something lightweight and short-sleeved!
 I've had this Gorgeous silk print for a year now, having only bought a yard and perplexed as to how to use it. This one is very similar!  Originally, I was going to make a short sleeved blouse, but never got around to it. Recently I was digging through my pattern drawer and it occurred to me... pair the print with a black silk and make that color-blocked dress you've been wanting!
 So, it still needs a zipper, sleeves, and a lining, but it's shaping up to be a stunner!


12 comments:

Carole Mellin said...

That's stunning! I hope spring weather finally gets here so you can wear it!

Bunny said...

Getoutahea!That is straight off the runway and drop dead gorgeous. Great dress, Kristine!

Nancy K said...

That's how we start stashes, buying for a specific garment and then not making it. But, you've solved that problem magnificently. Gorgeous dress.

AllisonC said...

It is looking stunning and this is a great idea for smaller pieces of standout (or expensive!) fabrics.

Linda T said...

Stunning - yes it is!

Anonymous said...

That dress is stunning!! Looks straight off the runway!

creativelymotivated said...

Hello, just stumbled upon your blog. I really like this dress and your black and ivory creation. Simply beautiful! -Nizzy

Jean said...

Fantastic! I love how you combined the fabrics -- very chic, and it really allows the print to stand out.

Gail said...

I'm loving what I see so far!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

So how did this one turn out because the fabric combo is pretty awesome...and the dress is looking good so far!

SEWN said...

OOOH, I have this fabric. Love the dress. Love it!

Autumn said...

Your fabric choice makes this pattern look amazing. I have this pattern too, but was not convinced it would be worth it to make from the pattern review photos I've seen; yours demonstrates that with the right drape and color choice this can be stunning.