Peachy Dress

Blush1Judging from my blog, you’d think I’ve completely given up on sewing and knitting, wouldn’t you? But I haven’t, not at all! I blame Instagram for the languishing of this space: it is so much easier instagramming what I’m working on or what I’ve just finished than bothering to clear up the space where I’m taking my blog pictures (you didn’t think it was always this pared-down, did you?), set up the camera and tripod, and check my hair, and strike a pose, and blah, blah, blah.

But I’ve decided to stop with the slothfulness and blog those unblogged garments already! My obsessive nature compels me to present them in the order I made them, so we’ll start with this dress I finished in, ahem, February!

Blush3The fabric was a birthday gift from Mimolette, who knew I had been fawning over Atelier Brunette’s beautiful designs but hadn’t taken the plunge yet (I have since bought three meters of this beauty). Bye Bye Birdie Blush: gotta love the alliteration. My birthday’s at the very end of September, so this fabric only spent five months in my stash, not too bad compared to the usual lot of fabrics in my house.

Like all cottons, it was very nice to sew with, but man does it wrinkle! Also, it has a tendency to forget that it’s 100% cotton and sometimes attracts lint like a common synthetic. I mostly wear it with this cardigan, which I wear with a lot of other pieces, yet this dress is the only one it sheds tiny pieces of black fluff on. Not that big of a deal, but it was surprising at first.

Blush4The pattern is from Stylish Dress Book 3 (Dress B). It’s a very simple pattern so I was sure I’d be finished in no time, but you know me, I’m never finished in no time!

I quickly realised that with such a light-coloured fabric, I’d have to add a lining or run the risk of putting my underpinnings on display. Luckily I had some beige Bemberg rayon in my stash, and putting in the lining was not too difficult. I did have to think twice about how to manage around the neckline facing and the sleeves, and finally opted to simply attach the lining by hand at the sleeves (but by machine everywhere else). While we’re on the sleeves, I trimmed those with a very small piece of this lovely cream lace (oops, still haven’t started on that blouse!).

Blush5I had planned on adding patch pockets to the dress, but later realised that there was no way the pockets I had in mind would work with the gathers of the skirt. So I had to ditch them in favour of side seam pockets, for which I had to unpick and redo the side seams of the skirt, argh!

Blush2The only thing I’m not happy about with looking at the finished dress is how high the waist is compared to the dropped waist I was imagining. I should have measured the pieces beforehand and compared them with my other dropped waist dress. Like most sewing mistakes, it never bothers me while wearing the dress, but I’ll definitely lower the waist if I ever sew that pattern again.

Now only eight more finished projects to blog to catch up on my backlog!

24 thoughts on “Peachy Dress

  1. Hello again! I love this dress and fabric. Peach is one of my fave colours and always looks so fresh. I’m going to seek this pattern now as I have the book and must not have noticed it before! It’s always a strange relief to hear that other people’s houses aren’t always as tidy as they seem. Makes me feel less guilty😉

  2. J’adore! La robe et le tissu! Ca va très bien ensemble. Par contre, rien que de voir les collants ça me donne chaud^^ Maintenant tu vas pouvoir mettre cette robette sans collants! youhou!
    Vivement la suite de tes articles!

    • Merci!🙂 Mais tu te fourvoies complètement si tu t’imagines que je pourrais porter cette robe sans collants en ce moment dans ma contrée glaciale et pluvieuse!😀 Fun fact: il m’est déjà arrivé de devoir porter des collants pendant tout un mois de juillet!

      • Raaaah mais où vis tu? Moi maintenant je ne veux plus les mettres les collants, déjà ça me serre trop mais en plus c’est déprimant vu la date ^^
        Bon courage! En espérant que cette année tu sois épargnée de collants jusqu’en septembre… Au moins!

  3. i love this dress! it looks really good on you, so don’t worry that the waist isn’t quite as dropped as you’d like🙂 i also love the peach and black colour scheme, i’d never have thought to pair those two together but it really works!

  4. Very nice dress! I like the print very much and the fabric pairs well with this pattern!
    I am missing you at Me-Made-May’15! Have a nice day, SaSa

    • Thank you!🙂
      I hesitated in taking part in Me-Made-May, but since I wear what I sew/knit everyday now (thanks to my previous participations!), I didn’t really see the point in forcing me to take daily pictures…
      Have a nice day!

  5. Ce modèle est toujours resté dans un petit coin de ma tête, dès que je l’ai vu ! Mais je n’ai pas encore sauté le pas pour je ne sais quelle raison.
    Ce modèle de patron te va très bien, je trouve, par contre, je n’aurais pas choisi le même tissu – beaucoup trop clair pour moi !

    • Merci beaucoup!🙂
      Figure-toi que c’est le genre de couleurs dangereuses à me laisser porter vu ma maladresse légendaire: la toute première fois que j’ai mis cette robe, à une soirée chez une amie, j’ai renversé un verre de vin rouge entier dessus!😀 C’est un miracle que j’aie réussi à la sauver (et il se pourrait fort que j’aie fini la soirée en question en collants et t-shirt… et que je sois rentrée comme ça à vélo, graoû!).

  6. Aaaaah! Tassadit is back in business!😀
    Comme toujours, ta robe est très jolie et le style te va à merveille! Moi ce que j’admire en particulier dans cette réalisation ce sont les finitions: elles sont impeccables! Ca me file des complexes! hi hi hi
    J’ai hâte de lire les articles sur tes 8 autres projets non-publiés! Mais va falloir que tu te dépêches pour ne pas présenter les vêtements d’été en hiver et inversement!! ;P Et moi qui pensais être psycho-rigide! Je découvre qu’en vrai (ou du moins par rapport à toi!) je suis une fofolle inconséquente!!😀
    PS: les boucles d’oreilles colombes étaient faites pour s’entendre avec ce tissu!🙂

    • I’M BACK!😀
      Merci pour tes compliments, même si je sais que tes finitions n’ont rien à envier aux miennes! Et oui je vais me dépêcher, aucune envie de devoir photographier mon gilet moutarde 100% laine sous la canicule (si canicule on a!).
      PS: Ravie que tu aies noté le détail de foufou des boucles d’oreilles soulmates de la robe, je n’en attendais pas moins de ta part!😉

      • J’ai pensé la même chose que DailyMimolette : yeaaaaah, encore 8 projets à découvrir ! C’est vraiment schön comme tout, cette robe avec ce rose poudré ! (Mais le noir, c’est aussi dangereux : au crash-test, quelle est la meilleure couleur pour les maladroites dont je fais aussi partie ?)(Un truc super coloré où une tache passerait incognito poupoupidoooo ?)

        • Héhéhé, merci beaucoup!🙂
          Promis, l’attente ne sera pas trop longue, je vais me botter les fesses! Pour les couleurs spéciales maladroites, moi j’aime bien le gris, qui n’a presque jamais l’air sale, et les imprimés fouillis style micro-fleurs ou bien celui-là, qui en gros a des taches pré-imprimées qui permettent d’en rajouter sans vergogne!😀

  7. I went to have a look in the book, because it’s on my shelf and I just love your version of it. The fabric really shows of the pattern/model.

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