Tuesday, August 28, 2007

the red dress



ahhh, here we go .. finally, a finished dress. One I had actually started last year and had been completely forgotten until recently. I must say, with the new serger it's so much easier to sew clothes now. I'm becoming addicted, so you'll see a lot more of this on the blog from now on.



Back to the dress. It's one of my favorite patterns from this book (Simple Chic, by Machiko Kayaki), which in turn is my favorite dress pattern book. I like the original black version, but as you know, red is my passion. I really love the way it turned out. The fit is perfect, and although the cut is quite simple, the small ruffles give it a somewhat sophisticated touch.



I can't wait to try more patterns from this book, especially for fall and winter. In the meantime, I have one more dress to show you soon, and last night I cut out a couple more tops I've been meaning to make since summer started (ah, and a shop update is coming later this evening, as promised)

15 comments:

{Jenna Lou Loves You} said...

Your dress is stunning. I love the brilliant red!! This post is making me want to start sewing clothes for myself... but I don't have a serger yet so I'm a bit scared. I guess I'll put it on the Birthday list :D

Delphine said...

marvelous dress !!

Tany said...

Que coincidência!! Recebi hoje mesmo o livro Simple Chic! Temos uma coisa em comum, ambas adoramos vermelho (é a minha cor favorita) e o teu vestido ficou o máximo!

flanthrower said...

The dress is beautiful! I've been meaning to get that book for a while now too.

I too have been addicted to making clothing, although I don't have a serger yet. I dream of the day when I can finally get one!

Marie l'Ange said...

Superbe ! je l'ai fait aussi ce modèle, en lin bleu marine, je l'ai raccourci pour en faire une tunique. J'aime beaucoup !

Abby said...

The dress looks great.

lori z said...

your dress is fabulous. I too look at this dress (in the pattern book) and think about making it.

Mindy said...

Gorgeous! good job- it looks very well put together!

Mefuza said...

I love the red dress on you!

Bethany Hissong said...

I LOVE this dress!!! I'm excited to see what else you sew this year ;) You are awesome!

macati said...

tao lindo! e sim aquele ruffle no ombro fica espectacular... é aquele toque!
:)
manela

sónia said...

Ficou Lindo!!
:))

Teresa said...

It´s even more gorgeous worn - the fabric is fabulous and the color brilliant on you. I love the ruffle touch. And I finally finished off the green dress yay! Thank you for the help.

joline-103 idées said...

I love this !! so cut !! bravo

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I think you make really beautiful clothes, and I love your style!
Also, you are very pretty.
I wanted to ask about the book... is it comprehensible for someone who doesn't speak Japanese? Does it contain patterns like in burda magazines?
I wanted to order the book on line since we don't have it here, but I don't know what to expect.

Thanks, Libby