Friday, January 2, 2015

A Partridge in a pear tree?

Happy New Year y'all! I spend NYD and the day after reading Amelia Peabody books. I was tired and slothful. A little voice whispered to me around noon on the 2nd: "Make a dress" NO!!! Shut up voice!! But in the end I came to a compromise and ran in three sundress bodices, as they were a bit (bilbo) baggy-ins.
This running in took very little time but it got my mojo going, and to the dulcet tones of Matinee Idle on the radio, I dragged one of last year's cut out dresses out of its bag, and whipped it up.
And here she is!
Partridge in a Pear Tree Dress.

This draped bodice maxi is my TNT - it is a three hour make for me now, and it is perfect for my need for very cool, interestingly individual dresses. It showcases a fab fabric and is very, very comfortable.
Hey if any of you want the pattern, let me know. It would be very much a starting point as you have to drape and fit a lot, but it an easy self-draft and drape so a good introduction to those arcane arts.
Cheers!

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  1. Adorable...
    Proud you listened to that voice, and ended up with this gorgeous dress. Happy new year..

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    1. Aw thanks Judy! I am too. I am also relieved I had projects cut out, as the voice would never have been heard over the other voice shouting NO CUTTING OUT!! hehe

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  2. Perfect start to 2015! Happy new year !!! A totally fabulous seasonally appropriate maxi dress- love it!!

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    1. I do rather like how it has a wintry charm with the pears and the navy background, but is super light and summery. It says a lot about Christmas down under - a very mixed bag of traditions :)

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  3. I love that dress pattern on you, the neckline and the drape are just lovely on you.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! :) It's nice to have a TNT that works, and buns, only takes a few hours to make :)

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    2. When you came in yesterday, I was teaching this very dress down the back!

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  4. LOVE IT! You look stunning as always, even/especially when talking ;)

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    1. Which is most of the time then, yeah? ;-)

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  5. Ooo, I love that neckline. Do you have a matching v on the back, or is it straight across the neck? If it's a matching v, do you have any trouble with the arms slipping?

    I...thought I was following you already. Not sure what happened there, but it is fixed now!

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    1. Oh good to have you back! :) And as for my back, the back has a V about the same depth but it's cut flat not draped. I get slippage when I cut this dress wrong - the straight of the grain goes along the V at the front. And it is firm enough, and stuff like that. I don't have much of a bust to help hold it in place!

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  6. I love this dress and would love the pattern for it please!
    I know I'm commenting on a very old post but just started learning to see and then found your blog.

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