2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

January 16, 2011

PREEMPTION....

....I interrupted all previously scheduled sewing projects to bring you the dress that I've been obsessing about for the past two weeks.  I actually should be working on my Vintage 2011 Sew Along skirt.  I hadn't mentioned the dress here, but had the pattern at the top of my inspiration pile. This was actually a pretty easy project that I've been wanting to get sewn up since early this week.  This dress was actually meant for my Mom, and I had plans for doing one for myself afterward. But after completing it and trying it on myself, I decided that this wouldn't be the dress for Mom  after all.  (I'll have to choose a different pattern for her.)  So this one will be mine and I still plan on making another one in a different fabric.
I used this pattern before to make the sweater cozy 2 years ago, and it that turned out quite well.
 

SEWING ROOM UPDATE:  Still in process.  A door and a half, two window sills and carpet cleaning left to complete.

NAMING MY MANIKIN:  My manikin finally has a name.  My friend Ebony suggested naming her "LADY FAYE" - and so it is.  I think that name is all together fitting and proper for her.  Thanks Ebony!

And now to return to the regularly scheduled project at hand - my vintage skirt...








26 comments:

  1. I also have this pattern. I need to pull it out now that I've seen yours. The red makes it look so gorgeous.

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  2. That color is stunning Faye, I love it!

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  3. I like the color too. I also have that pattern. Great job.

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  4. Beautiful dress! Love the draping.

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  5. Love the dress! Congrats on the dress form. I wish I had the space for one.

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  6. Faye, this dress is stunning. I love it and the color. I know it's going to look great on you.

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  7. That is a lovely dress and beautiful color!

    Lady Faye is a perfect name, I like it :) I named mine Annabelle.

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  8. I truly love that dress! Lady Faye is fitting for your dress form!

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  9. Your draping is awesome! I can't wait to get my dress form so that I can start to learn how to do that.

    And Lady Faye is a perfect name!

    I have no idea what I'm going to name mine...

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  10. Well worth the interruption, that dress is a knockout.

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  11. Love, love love it! I want to see it on you and then I am coming to steal it. It's gorgeous.

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  12. Ooh Faye, this is one gorgeous dress. Are we going to see it on you?

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  13. Faye, this is so pretty. It looks so stylish. I bet it looks great on. I agree with the above commenter, take pics of you wearing it at some point!

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  14. I love this dress. I have 2 :), and I think it would look even better on you than on Lady Faye.

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  15. Faye, That is a hot number...and I'm sure it will be on you too! I love that shade of red. Lady Faye is a fitting name as she is a lady in that dress.

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  16. Looks great on Lady Faye and I bet it will look even better on you!

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  17. Wow! What a fantastic dress!! I see why you had to make it right away. Love the name.. Lady Faye... it's perfect!

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  18. hello LADY FAYE! ;)
    i love that dress- the color is rich & gorgeous

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  19. Beautiful dress Lady Faye!!

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  20. Faye, what a lovely dress. I need to pull that pattern out again. That red is beautiful, one of my favs. Lady Faye wears well but can't wait to see this stunner on you.

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  21. It's a nice pattern, and I love that color for you!

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  22. Woa that is one beautiful dress, love the color.

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  23. Faye that dress if FABULOUS!!! I'd really love to see a picture of you in it too! I agree, that dress definitely for you. Great color too, bet it will compliment your skin tone very nicely!!

    Is that "Lady Faye" wearing it??

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  24. Your dress is very cute, can wait to see how it looks on you.

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  25. Love it! You really can't go wrong with a red dress.

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  26. Beautiful dress and love the color choice.

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  • The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook
  • Ribbon Crafts
  • Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers
  • Successful Serging
  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
  • Couture Sewing Techniques
  • Singer - Perfect Plus
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  • Couture, The Fine Art of Sewing
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