Sunday, March 17, 2013

Have Dress, Will Travel

As Gus so aptly pointed out, most of my "recent" entries have started with "I know it's been a long time..."  Yes, I have once again fallen off the blogosphere.  And once again I reemerge, hopefully to stay.  Back in September 2012 I lined up several projects.  I'm happy to say, I have FINALLY finish some of them.  Here is the first: the Lisette Traveler Dress. 


I made this shirt dress primarily for work.  I've worn it several times, and it performs wonderfully.  My first graders were full of compliments. The soft linen fabric does wrinkle a bit, but nothing a little starch can't fix.


This photo also shows our awesome new baby blue front door with stained glass!
 
Here you can see the gathering on the sleeve - a feminine touch that is absolutely necessary for me when using this masculine brown stripe.  I have the tendency to look a little man-ish if I go with straight menswear shapes. 


I may try this dress again in a fabric that doesn't wrinkle.  It would be great for traveling (as the name suggests.) I'd love to throw it in a suitcase and go.  This version works okay - most hotels have an iron for post-suitcase straightening out.  It's comfortable, long enough, and can be worn with heals or flip flops.  Other belts work nicely as well.   What's your favorite travel outfit?











4 comments:

  1. That's lovely fabric choice for the dress, looks so comfortable to wear yet chic! I haven't made this yet despite being one of the first patterns I bought because I haven't found the right fabric for it yet. Oh, and congratulations on the announcement in your last post!

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    1. Thank you, Janey! This is a great shirt dress. They don't always look right on me, so I'm happy I found this pattern.

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  2. Oh, this is so cute on you! I've also had this in my stash for the longest time (it was maybe the second pattern I bought), and this is more encouragement to sew it!

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    1. Thanks, Ginger! I highly recommend the pattern. Definitely a make-again for me.

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