The Maria Dress

by Archive from Blogger on September 25, 2011 · 11 comments

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The second thing I managed to do over the weekend was finish a dress I have been working on since the start of the year.  I cut this out before we went overseas but never got around to sewing it up.  Last Saturday I finally sat down and started and this Saturday I finished it.

Maria Dress
I used Simplicity 3078 which I used to make my hawaiian dress last year (posted on my old blog).  I have one more idea for a dress that I could like to make with this pattern and then I will stop.  I think 3 of the same dress will be enough don’t you.
Maria Dress
I am calling this the Maria Dress because my friend Maria loves the colour purple and every time I see it I think of her.  I am trying to add a few different colours into my sewing because I noticed the other day I tend to use pink, white, red and black quite a lot.  I am thinking more yellows and greens are in order.  Although I do have a couple more red things up my sleeve.
Maria Dress
I am really happy with the inside of this dress.  The bodice is lined so I decided to make the skirt and everything as neat as possible too.  I get a quiet sense of satisfaction wearing a dress that I know looks just a good on the inside as it does on the outside.
Maria Dress
I haven’t been sewing nearly as much as I would like to be so I am really hoping to change that for the rest of the year.  I have a list of things I want to make for Christmas presents and for myself for Summer so hopefully I can get cracking and have some more sewing projects to show you soon.  For more see my blog!

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jbsews September 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Fabulous job!

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EmilyKate September 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm

It's just so pretty, and fits you beautifully. The finishing nerd in me is very impressed with your clean-finished inside too!

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Pull Your Socks Up! September 25, 2011 at 11:26 pm

This looks like it's from a boutique!! What a great job – it fits you perfectly and I love naming my clothes too:)

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Atomic Mum September 26, 2011 at 12:47 am

WOW! You look great, and such a lovely finish. I know what you mean about the insiade looking as good as the outside, it's your little secret.

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Cecili September 26, 2011 at 1:18 am

Your dress is fantastic! You look super gorgeous in it!

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nyhet September 26, 2011 at 4:41 am

woooow what a dress! you're looking fantastic (and your décolleté, too^^). guess i have to buy the pattern as well…

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Nathalie September 26, 2011 at 7:28 am

Beautiful! Inside and out.

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Lizzy September 26, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Oh! I like it!! great job!

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The Sew Convert September 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Beautiful dress with a great fit!

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Ashley September 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Very nice!

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sew vala September 28, 2011 at 9:58 am

Fantasic dress, I also love purple and have some purple polka dot waiting to be turned into a walkaway dress.

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