Tuesday, February 16, 2010

KS 3760 - I love it!

To remind ya'll, I used a silk suiting from Seams Like Home with a black wool gabardine for the neckband and waistband. I bought the suiting during their super sale. I used KS 3760 and made quite a few alterations. I had a little problem with my construction order but other than that things went off without a hitch.
 
 
Can I just say I love it? Like, this might be my favorite thing I've sewn in quite a while. I love sewing with knits but there is very little challenge. You can fake it on the fitting (for the most part) and they are usually pretty flattering. Wovens, on the other hand, take some time and some skill. It took me a little work to get the alterations done and I'm so happy I took the time. I really love this dress. I may have to wear it tomorrow night for the 6th Grade Parent Night assembly.
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I'm happy with the back seams even though the black bands are off by an 1/8" or so. And I'm really proud of the swayback adjustment I did too. There is no pooling at all which is odd with my athletic sticky-outy butt.
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Here's a side shot so you can see the swayback booty.
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Here's a slightly closer front view. If you look carefully, you can see the princess seams in the top. One thing I thought was odd about this pattern was the front dart direction. Instead of the darts being vertical, they are slanted quite a bit in the front. The darts start at the top but then the end of the dart points toward your hip bones. It makes a nice drape in the front but I don't know if that's a design element or a fitting element.
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Another Kwik Sew winner!!!!

39 comments:

KID, MD said...

It looks great!! The fit is awesome. You're going to be the star of the 6th grade!! ;-)

Vicki said...

Gorgeous. It fits you beautifully!

Marsha said...

Nicely done...it looks great on you!

Debra Martin said...

Dawn, Fabulous color choice, Excellent fit, Beautiful construction. Be proud!

Bunny said...

Looks great. Beautiful colors on you.

Kristine said...

Applause! This dress looks fantastic on you, nice job with the fitting challenges!

Victoria said...

This is such a great style on you! Your dress turned out lovely!!!

Pammie said...

Adorable - and fantastic fit (as usual):) Great job!

eword10 said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that came out so well. Congratulations. I love seeing all your garments emerge -- they're all so beautiful! You're a true inspiration.

Cindy C.

Sew4Fun said...

Gorgeous and the fit is superb! You deserve another. :)

Cennetta said...

Lovely dress. It fits you perfectly. Definitely worth the fuss of "getting it right".

Mauri said...

Turned out beautiful! I love that fabric, the color is gorgeous. Excellent fit!

NGLaLALa said...

Great dress! Wow, it really does fit you well!

Lori said...

Fantastic dress, wonderful fit.

Anonymous said...

OMB, the translaion of your photos by my iPhone is hilarious. All the pics of you in the dress are wavy and distorted, like a funhouse mirror. Very weird. BUT,on my computer, you and your new dress are spectacular.

Im Estee said...

You are so clever!! Great job and it really suits you.

Sue said...

Very nice Dawn - deserves a wolf whistle (if I could do one)...

Karin said...

That dress looks so great on you. The fit is wonderful. Very elegant!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Beautiful!

Joyce in NC said...

Simply beautiful. The fit is great.

Shari said...

Beautiful dress! The fit is perfect on you. Great job.

senaSews said...

Beautiful dress and a great fit! Well done!

Anonymous said...

This dress, and the fabric fit you perfectly! Chantal.

Trisha said...

I just found your blog, and I am in love with this dress! Great work, and great fabric choices!

amber said...

Beautiful dress!!

Patty said...

I love it too! and the fit is spectacular :-)

Eugenia said...

Wonderful dress! It's a great fit - well worth the effort you put into getting it just right. I love the fabric.

Dharma said...

I love the dress. It fits so well. The colors in the fabric are fabulous.

Andrea said...

You did such an amazing job on this dress, and it looks great on you. I really like your boots also.

Sister said...

Awesome! I gave you an award for your blog (it may be some quirky chain-award thing) but anyway, it's the Kreativ Blogger award - Katie at Kid, MD has one too. Our blogs have more info if you want.

Reethi said...

What a great dress! It looks fantastic on you.

marysews said...

It's Terrific!

Suzanne said...

Awesome! As usual.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It fits you perfectly. Great fitting job....and I love the fabric.

Dana said...

Seriously, you're wearing a sleeveless dress, outside, in Alaska, in February? You're my hero! That dress is just fab!!

Cissie said...

Fantastic dress, Dawn! All of your efforts certainly show in the great fit of this. But I have to ask -- what are you wearing under this for your parent/teacher conference? Surely you can't go sleeveless in Alaska in February.

Love the fabric, too.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You did an awesome job on this dress! And it fits wonderfully!

Vix said...

The color is (or "colors are"?) so great on you and the fit is perfect. Congrats!