2010/07/17

Old projects - Part 1

I thought I should show you some of my old sewing projects... now that I finally found pictures of some of the lovelies I've already passed on to new owners. This is also a sewing blog, right? ;)

First one is a soft white (with two tone pink roses) linen swing dress with full circle skirt and self fabric belt. I made this about fifteen years ago, got to wear it once or twice, but because those little cap sleeves were just a bit too tight for my strong arms, this never became a favorite of mine. ;) After about ten years I decided I wasn't going to fix the sleeves (and that I'm really not that into pink) and sold it to a very nice lady with smaller arms (Who keeps asking for more - I just haven't had the time to sew for her yet. Sorry!). I made a petticoat to go with the dress for her after she bought it...



I really loved that fabric. The print was just about perfect, even with the pink-factor considered. I made the pattern myself and spent a lot of time on little details like the belt buckle. I loved the (slightly unpractical) combination of boat neckline on the front and very deep v-neckline on the backside. I also made a matching little scarf... I don't know where I got all the energy those days. ;)

9 comments:

Miss Emmi said...

What a beautiful dress - it's a shame you couldn't wear it, but at least it found a loving home!

quietandsmalladventures said...

that's sooooo gorgeous!!!!! what pattern did you use?

Jana@Weekend Vintage said...

So lovely!! And I adore your blog design too.
Jana

ice pink stars said...

That fabric is beautiful!!! The belt and matching scarf, oh sooooo pretty! :) I love how low it dips in the back.

Joanie Coyote said...

Wowza!!! That dress is sweet. Very pretty and well made. I'm already commenting after seeing my first post of yours. I saw you on Sew Retro. Now to get through the rest of your blog. :)

Una said...

Thank you all! :) I put a lot of work into that dress and didn't like much the idea of letting it go... but sometimes girl has to make room in the closet for new projects. ;)

The bodice pattern is something I drafted myself years ago and it's very versatile... I've made about 20 dresses altering that same pattern and they all look great - and different from each other.

Belle said...

Oo, Oo, oo! I love the fabric and the dress. Just my thang!
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Evie said...

I just love this one! Beautiful!

♥αυвєяgιиє♥ said...

Have you ever thought of pdf-ing the bodice pattern? May I ask the bust size of this dress?