November 4, 2013

BABY IT WAS COLD OUTSIDE...

...with temperatures at a chilly 32 degrees this morning (although Jack Frost didn't make an appearance),  I was happy to have a warm new dress to wear to work.  It made my Monday morning just a little bit more palatable.  I choose my Vogue 8939 black turtle neck knit dress.
Not too bad for a camera photo

The dress garnered several remarks like:   "Did you make that one too?  Oh my goodness you are so good."  My response  - it was only four pieces!  If they only knew just how easy making this dress was, minus removing the original turtle neck and replacing it with a larger one, they'd try their hand at dressmaking too - maybe.

The body of the dress is fully lined so thus negated wearing a slip - love that.  It made getting dressed and out the door this morning just a little bit easier.  The dress wore well all day long.  The Fabric:  a slightly ribbed value knit from Hancock Fabrics that was intended to be a muslin, but instead turned out to be the actual dress - because I liked it.


I really love my clothes.  Being able to make my wardrobe is such a wonderful blessing for which I am very thankful...

21 comments:

  1. "Being able to make my wardrobe is such a wonderful blessing for which I am very thankful..."

    This. Exactly this.

    Gorgeous dress Faye! Stay warm :)

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  2. You look fabulous in your dress - it certainly makes you wonder why others don't sew their own wardrobe!

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  3. Very smart and cosy.

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  4. Oh Faye you look FABULOUS in this dress :) Our weather is the opposite over here now and it's sooooo hot. Your cold weather sounds very appealing... especially as you can wear lots of layers and OMG those boots look great with your dress too.

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  5. it is a blessing and i so hope to one day be able to make my wardrobe as well. for now...not so much lol. but it's gotten cooler here too and i have pulled out all my lovely handknits :D your dress looks so lovely on you. great job

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  6. Beautiful dress Faye! I'd love to have a nice warm turtleneck dress for the winter too! I so agree with you on the blessing of being a seamstress! I love my skill too and wouldn't trade it for the world! It truly is a talent to all those who possess it!

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  7. First of all, you look super cute. Second, you are a walking inspiration. Others are going to follow along. Keep the inspiration going!

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  8. Classy! I love the off-center belt and boots. You rock it Faye!

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  9. Love your look Faye...Don't you just love it when a plan comes together.

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  10. You look very professional and feminin in that dress Faye. Makes me want to be a working woman again!

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  11. Perfect dress for fall.

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  12. Warm and fashionable! You radiate confidence in this dress, Faye, and it looks wonderful.

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  13. This dress looks terrific on you, and definitely looks like it will be warm with the turtle neck.

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  14. looks fantastic! I've thought about turtle necks, still in the thought prosscess lol! many more happy sewing days to you!
    Helen

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  15. Stunning...dress turned out wonderful plus you styled it right!

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  16. Lookin' good Miss Faye! I need a knit dress in my life right now! Thanks for the inspiration! Fabulous!

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  17. I love that you lined the dress! I'm glad that you are finally getting to wear your sewn fall wardrobe!

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  18. Love your dress.Looks fantastic on you..

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