Monday, May 13, 2013

It's all in the details:UPDATED

I feel like it's been SO LONG since I last wrote.
I guess that's what happens when you step away from the sewing machine, and the laptop and start getting involved in what's going on in the world outside.

My Q&D dress that I whipped up last week made an appearance at a benefit dinner. 

I missed sewing though.

I finished Simplicity 1801. And I'm in love with all of the little details I added in. It makes the garment that much more special to me.
I spent a bunch of time matching up the lines in the fabric when cutting and love the end results

Even made sure to match up the sleeve to the bodice front as good as I could. (Looking at this picture, I wish I would have put the piping at the top of the armhole seam.)

And I added little touches of self made piping at the bottom of the front and back yoke. 

I even added the same piping detail to the pockets. 

This dress is NOT my normal silhouette, but I absolutely adore it. 
From the bright, busy pattern, to the full (for me) skirt (I'm usually pencil girl all the way), and the piping details, this dress is a winner! 

I was hoping to get a better picture of me in the dress, but this is all I have for now. 


  1. great job on matching up the fabric,you did a fantastic job on both sewing projects!

  2. You did an excellent job match the fabrics. Both dresses look awesome! Can you post pics of the complete dress?

  3. Loving the look of both - fabrics are gorgeous but as Natalea said - please show both dresses in full

  4. All the datails are lovely, beautiful pattern matching, I'd like to see the whole dress as well, I bet it's gorgeous :-)

  5. Fantastic job matching the print. Your dress is lovely!

  6. Those seams are matched perfectly, and that print is really cool. Great piping!

  7. Very cute, you did a great job with all you matching of the patterns!