Tuesday, September 3, 2013


...I actually intended to make two dresses this long weekend, but it just didn't happen.  The weekend did yielded one dress though, so it still ended on a positive note.  I'm sewing for fall/winter, so this dress won't actually be worn for a while. 

Missoni-esque knit
Wonderful pattern, but I didn't want the maxi.  I wanted a boot length midi with long sleeves, so that's what I made.  This pattern has a gianormous cowl neckline or collar - I LOVE IT TOO! I went with a straight 16 and everything worked out just right.  I made only two construction changes:  (1)underlined the body of the dress with poly interlock to negate wearing a slip, and (2)pegged in 2 inches at the side seams from knee to hem.

I predict that weather in my area will not permit wearing the dress until mid-October or even later.  But whenever the time does come I'll be just a little ahead of the game.  My dress will be ready for first chill.  All I have to do is decide...

Need I say, "I'm in Love"!!!


  1. Yay!!! Too cute! I may add this to my fall ensemble--I've started planning for the new season. I've seen some great prints for the fall, and I love the idea of styling it with boots! Cheering you on! Vita

  2. you are going to be so stylish come chilly weather! love it!

  3. Gorgeous! Where did you get the fabric?