Saturday, January 16, 2010

Kwik Sew 3578 - Pleated Knit Dress Again

Ya'll know I'm headed to Hawaii tomorrow right?? So my BFF and I were talking Thursday night. She's my nanny and she is coming with us too. We are meeting another couple there.
 
BFF: So, what are you wearing to the wedding?
Me: Wedding? What wedding?
BFF: J (the other couple) said we are going to some wedding on Thursday night.
Me: What kind of wedding? Casual? Beachy? Shorts? Formal? WHAT KIND??
BFF: Well I'm wearing this. (BFF pulls out these totally hot, chic knit halter dresses)
Me (panic mode): I don't have anything to wear! All of my dresses and skirts are WOOL! Wool, dammit! I have nothing cute to wear to a Hawaii wedding!!!!
 
So, I pulled out my favorite Kwik Sew knit dress pattern and whipped out a cute (short) dress last night. It has pleats at the neckline which hints at a bust I don't own and it shows off my toned arms. My husband likes my (short) dress but isn't happy that I'll be at a wedding without him in this (short) dress. This is one of those Fabric.com cotton/spandex knits I bought the other day. I've made this pattern once before. That dress fits well and I love the design but I disliked the BRIGHT turquoise color. I have still worn it to a few casual get-togethers and a wedding, I think. Neither of these dresses are formal by any means but I've heard through the grapevine that the wedding is more casual than formal.
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I adore the keyhole opening. My husband is less than thrilled about the length. If he gripes much more I'll add a knit band to the bottom and give it a few more inches. I don't have a chest but I do have legs and I say, flaunt it if you got it. Apparently, my husband and I disagree on this point.
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I love this bright button at the back. And this time, I'm actually happy with the button loop. I looked in my ancient copy of the Reader's Digest Complete Book of Sewing and they sew you how to make the blanket stitches. I think it looks very nice.
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I doubt there will be another post before we leave tomorrow. When I get back I'll show you all the pictures and maybe some fabric (???) purchases. We are headed to Oahu this time. Anybody know of any fabric stores there I need to check out? Keep sewing you guys! I'll be keeping up with my blogrolls from afar but I may not be commenting much.

24 comments:

redhotpepper said...

Very cute! Have a great time and that dress is HOT on you. If I had legs like you, I'd be showing them off too.

We you freezing while taking the pictures?

Annie

Jacqui said...

I have to admit that first thing I thought was - Is she actually posing in that dress outside in the middle of an Alaskan winter? I suppose when you look that hot it warms you up, right? (Okay, that was a cheesy thing to say. Sorry.)

Vireya said...

Bon voyage!

Aminat said...

Very cute....

Venus de Hilo said...

I'm on the Big Island, so not an expert on Oahu fabric stores. Discount Fabric Warehouse (gotfabric.com) is awesome for tropical fabrics but don't know if they have an Oahu location . Other than DFW for aloha prints and barkcloth, it's a fabric wasteland out here. I dream of getting to a good fabric city on the mainland some day for an insane binge.

Kristine said...

You are amazing. I want to be you when I grow up. Have fun on the vacay!

marysews said...

If you can trust him to find nice fabrics in Texas (Houston?), he can trust you in a short skirt. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Have a fun and safe trip! I'm looking forward to pictures.

Jane M said...

Yes, definitely flaunt whatever you've got. Please reassure your husband, however, that you'll be too busy noticing what everyone else is wearing, how it fits and how you can report it all back to us when you get home. Hope you have a great trip.

laura said...

That dress looks just fine and it's not too short!

UmaPreve said...

Very well made dress! Nice work!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Girl - you got it. Flaunt it. Hubby just doesn't want other men checking out his hot wife. Which they'll be doing.

Have fun!

Bug Adventures said...

I seem to recall men checking you out in full winter gear...

I think the dress is H.O.T. Have fun and try not to taunt the prego with all your HOTness.

onix said...

el vestido es precioso, espero que te diviertas en la boda

Anonymous said...

I love your dress (and your blog, too)! I just moved back to the mainland from Oahu a few months ago, and you must check out Fabric Mart. There are several locations scattered over the island. Have fun!

Aloha, Heather

Kip said...

Lookin' good! and to hubby, hey, so long as the secret is still a secret..... short skirts are a nice way to show off legs. Have a great time in Hawaii !

senaSews said...

Cute dress! Love the pleats and the keywhole!

samantha said...

Well sorry to say..The dress is made very well.but a little too young for your age.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Cute dress - it doesn't look too short! If you have nice legs, why not show off a little bit?

NGLaLALa said...

Cute! Love the fabric!

beangirl said...

the dress is great! the legs are great! have a good time!

(Um, I'm not really that crazy excited, it just came out that way... do have a good time though.)

IowaCowgirl said...

You are amazing. whipping these little ditties out like nobody's business.....8-)

Anonymous said...

The skirt length is fine for your age. Legs are more the determining factor than age. Heidi Klum wears 'em shorter....And you are a young mom.

SewistObsessed said...

Great dress and I love the way you laid out the fabric for the pattern. The length is great on you, too!

Kat said...

I totally agree. If you got it flaunt it. I've got the legs and boobs so I flaunt them. My wrinkly tummy is the pits and is always covered up. Don't ask how mortified I was when I was put in the ambulance on Saturday after some lady ran a stop sign and plowed into my van. The EMT's (men!) had to put little electrodes on my chest and...tummy :( . How embarrassing. Now an outsider knows I have genetically poor, ugly skin, and I pray they don't go to my church! As in every Sunday, "There's that lady with the terribly, wrinkly tummy!" Makes me think twice about a tummy tuck. Kate Gosselin should be thanking her lucky stars.