Sunday, January 15, 2012

A very nice dress or two

The part of Mr. Thinks He Can will be played by Ryan Gosling.

True story. That also explains the glasses and general disorient going on with these shots. 

I really like how the Peony went together. It was a quick dress to make, and yielded nice results. I did make a muslin of the bodice, and that helped. Had I not I don't think it would have worked out at all. I let out the front waist darts a bit and took in and lengthened the top back darts quite a lot. I plan on making the cummerbund for this pattern in black fabric or maybe hot pink to match my zipper.

See the pull there at the top? I do mean it is hot pink! I also have my hands in my pockets for that picture.

I used some of the left over print from Brindy's quilt with squirrels running up trees. You can't see them, but I like knowing they are there.

Overall I am pleased with my new dress. It went together very quickly and I plan on making it again. I would like a V-neck version I think as well.

Check out the dress Holly made, and I mostly watched her make yesterday. She did a fantastic job on this Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity 2178 dress. It was a doozie because of the tie at the shoulder, but I believe we liked the results so much we both want to make another one. It should go faster this time. She also made the awesome curtains she is standing in front of as well. She is so accomplished like that.


  1. hehe - oh how I adore that ryan gosling tumblr! And you've gotta love the Peony. You're looking lovely in yours :)

  2. Great fitting dress - super look on you. Quirky pocket lining - this and the shot of pink make it super...

  3. Stacie! You did so great on your dress! You've got me hooked on these Colette patterns. The other day I ordered the new book, the clover, and the peony!

  4. the peony looks fab on you.. and the pocket.. thats adorable

  5. Oh no! I might just have to copy you with the peony. SHUCKS! A buddy of mine got me a gift certificate for a Colette dress pattern of my choice, and while I've been eyeing up the rooibus for ages now, the peony caught my eye. AND NOW I HAVE TO COPY YOU, SO PEONY IT IS. :D

    And what I mean to say by that is your dress turned out really lovely. You got a fantastic fit here, and I love your pockets! SQUIRREL!

    Also, your hubby sounds dreamy and not real at all. I think you made him up. :D

  6. OK, so there may have been some creative license. It kind of went like that though.

    I think you would like the Peony. I haven't seen anyone post a bad one. :-)

    1. Hey look! Blogger has finally gotten on-board with embedded comments, so we can reply now!

      Anywho, yeah that's why I was taken by it. It seems to work with every body type so far, so it's sold on me.

      Forgot to mention, but I love your hot pink zipper. :D

    2. Yay embedded comments! I'm taking on another quilt. Dang. What am I thinking? I'm glad you liked your lace though. I figured it was the least I could do when you waited for the package for several MONTHS! I love the lace bias, but you wear more brown than me. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

    3. It's my own fault that it took so long! It made it all the way to my apartment block before making the trip back to Texas again. That bit of fabric has almost traveled further than I have!

      But I love lace, so I'm not complaining at all. :D

  7. I love your peony.. the black and white is beautiful.. and adding the sweet pockets... how sweet..

  8. Just jacked off to the pic of you in the black and white dress