Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Finished Dress

Finished at last ! It seems like every time I have a project that I'm eager to finish, all kind of drama pops up and steals my precious sewing time. I did get some sewing in,during the past weekend. I finished my sheath dress and cut out two pairs of TNT pants. My plans are to reduce my TV watching time (boo) and spend more time sewing (yaay). So far,so good. I cut out my fabric on Saturday,marked and interfaced on Sunday,sewing on Monday and drama (working late=no sewing) on Tuesday. Maybe I can get a little sewing in tonight.


I couldn't use the fabric I'd originally selected for this dress because,there was not enough fabric.Instead I used another print. My sewing friends choose this print during one of our trips to Hancock Fabrics. I'll build my Spring wardrobe on this dress.
I couldn't get my DD to take a picture. She is my usual photographer. My DH took this photo of me actually wearing the dress,so please excuse the blurry pic. I think you can still see how the dress fits. I'll definitely sew McCall's 5818 again,also I think I'll try other sheath dress patterns too. I like that it is lined and I don't have to worry about wearing a slip with it. This is a great pattern. The instructions are filled with fitting tips and the pattern is actually printed with commonly used alteration guide lines like ,the full bust adjustment. If you are new to fitting,this is a great pattern to start with.

22 comments:

Lesalicious said...

WOW you did amazing job with that dress so cute. Loving that fabric so spring wearing fabric. WTG. I know what you mean when you get caught up in so many other things it's sometimes taking longer to get back to your sewing table. :) great job on that dress. :)

Amy said...

Wowee! You look great (and so does the dress). Love the print.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Ohmy! I love the print! It is beautiful and the dress fits you sooooo well! You should definitely make more!

Sherril said...

Lisa your pattern placement on the fabric was perfect. It makes your waist so tiny. I love the colors too. How smart of you to start sewing for spring now. I think I'll take your lead and do the same.

mitch1066 said...

OOH i like this one!!I'll have to try it,thanks for sharing:)

merry-one said...

Love your dress! The fit and color is gorgeous.

Julia said...

Those colors are beautiful on you and will be perfect for spring. you can wear it now with a cardigan or jacket. Very nice fit!! The length is really nice too. Classy!!!

knitmachinequeen said...

I've been checking all week to see how that turned out. You did a great job. On your suggestion I'm going to add that pattern to my stash.

Omega said...

Nice dress, I'm loving the colors and it fits you so well. That's one of the things I'll be working on soon is fitting a dress pattern, I love dresses for Spring.

Susan said...

Stunning! That is a great fabric choice to work your spring wardrobe around. I am adding that pattern to my PR wish list, now.

Lori said...

Your sheath dress looks wonderful on you.

Kelroc said...

Great dress and perfect for spring to summer.

Faye Lewis said...

You did such a marvelous job - AS USUAL! I love, love, love that print on you.

Melodye said...

The work it took to get this fit was well worth it. You look like a million bucks! This should become one of your tried and trues. Way to go!!

Melodye said...

The work it took to get this fit was well worth it. You look like a million bucks! This should become one of your tried and trues. Way to go!!

Sheila said...

The dress looks great on you and perfect dress for spring to summer.

Liana said...

This looks so good on you. You have definitely conquered the sheath dress, and you should make lots more. Great fabric, too.

Charlene McGill said...

Cute dress and it fits very well.

Tanya said...

Love the dress, the pattern works great. I can't wait to start my Spring sewing. Good job!

elbereth said...

It looks fantastic on you! The fit is so great. Thanks for the recommendation. I'm off to a class on fitting tonight in fact!

alethia said...

I love the fabric and you did a great job, that dress is fabbbbb

Cennetta said...

Looking good, girl. I love it!