Sunday, February 3, 2013

Got it!


Still up to my eyeballs here, so this is a quick one.
 
I finally remembered to snap a photo of the finished cowl-front dress (a descendent of the green dress, and many others).  Having fluked a perfect cowl on a pattern-free top a while ago, I've been working on making a pattern for this dress idea.
 
It's been one of those between-book-chapter-writing think-music projects.  Now I have a pattern (and seven toiles/muslins) for it.
 

 
For me, it's the perfect little dress for summer in Melbourne.  It's a little bit slinky but not too sassy, not too casual but nor is it formal, and most importantly, it's super-cool and comfortable.  I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself.
 
 
I want it in green... and blue.... 
 
I have to find the right fabric...and finish a chapter (or two).
 
 
 
PS. Since I Facebooked the photo this morning, I've had requests for the pattern.  I'm afraid it's only in my size, and I'm not sure how easily it'd alter to fit different proportions.  I'm a bit on the titchy side of average height/size.  We might have to allow a bit more think-music time for that one.
 
 
 

6 comments:

A Peppermint Penguin said...

pocket-size power you are ;-)

Aren't you warm in those boots? nice boots!

Maureen Cunningham said...

I think that pattern would fit more people than you think. For intance, I do Not have a 10 inch difference between my waist and my hips in measurement as most patterns do. And, just because I have a large waist, does not mean I have linebacker shoulders. That pattern could possibly work for me just by adding width below the chest

Katy Cameron said...

It looks fab on you, glad you got it sorted in the end (you're right though, it might go on me, it certainly would not look like that one me ;o) )

Fer said...

Also now wondering if it would look good in some of your machine knitted fabric? (since your last Facebook post I think I'll have to check out your Draped Dress pattern!) xoxo

Dennis E. Spencer said...

Oh Nikki! Such an wonderful dress. I like it for my wife. Nikki! I think that the blue one will be best for you. As a male I should love on the blue dress for you. :-)

--------Dennis E. Spencer
Embroidery

nlt said...

Looks great! As a fellow titch, if you ever release the pattern I'd love to try it - imagine, no need to shorten or take in the bodice/shoulders/neckline/hips/waist/skirt.....none of the 'oh fuck that I'm not redrafting the whole thing' dramas.......