Thursday, September 27, 2012

Shy and Retiring

Or may be not.

But who doesn't need another Vogue 1250?  This is my fourth - I wore one to work yesterday and wore this one today and the only person who knew the difference was Andrea, who not only has made V1250 but also bought this fabric for me at PR Weekend Chicago when my plane got in late and I had to meet the group halfway through the shopping day - and therefore miss buying this fabric at Mood myself.  Which I would have.  Absolutely.

And Andrea has the same fabric, in another colorway, which she hasn't used yet.  Not that I'm hinting or anything.

She's also only made one version of V1250.  Isn't that enough to have your sewing license taken away?
This version isn't much different than the others, except for one change which I've been meaning to make since version 1 - because I'm fairly short-waisted, I took an inch out of the back bodice piece and extended the back skirt piece upwards by an inch.  It's amazing what a difference an inch can make - usually I feel like the back seam is sitting just a bit too low and causing the fabric to pool on my lower back.  This is much better.  I'm glad I got the dress done, and really glad I finally made this alteration to the pattern.

So now I feel better - theater sewing done, a head-cleaning knit dress for me, and I found the denim for Mario's jeans, hidden in plain sight.  Perhaps if I didn't come home, change my clothes and deposit my work clothes on the hallway stair railing, I would have noticed 2 yards of pre-washed denim (along with another fabric) hanging on the rail before a few weeks had gone by.

I'm in cleaning mode - tidied up part of the sewing room, got a bag together for the thrift store, obviously hung up and/or washed clothes - and now I'm feeling ready to face a bigger project again.

Which obviously has to be men's jeans . . . but also maybe a new pair of work pants for me.  I found a really nice, restrained brown glen plaid  I forgot I had.  It needs to be pants.  Soon.  It's fall, finally.

10 comments:

gMarie said...

Oh Karen - that dress is lovely! The fabric is very interesting - shy and retiring it is! g

Elaray said...

I recognized that fabric as soon as I saw it! It looks great.

Did you know Karlin's was closed? :-( You probably did, but I didn't find out until yesterday.

Lisette M said...

I need to make another one...Love your new version!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Another great dress! That pattern is wonderful

Kyle said...

That fabric is definitely YOU. Another great dress!!

Valerie said...

longtime lurker/first time commenter here: Love the dress--it looks really great on you!

Just want to say how much I enjoy your blog.

Connie said...

That colourway is GORGEOUS on you Karen! Andrea has impeccable taste! Lord I need to make that dress....

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Karen - the first thing I noticed in the pictures was that you'd moved the back seam. Moving it really makes the dress fit well now and it's very pretty and very you! Glad you found the denim.

Amity Originals said...

Yours is the first blog I ever discovered...and led me to many more amazing blogs! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! The original link is here: http://amityoriginals.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-award.html

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That fabric is quite awesome. I love the colors and the faces in weird places are strange and cool. Nice fit!