Sunday, April 3, 2011

March Sewing

I didn't get much done in March. Between kids home for spring break and illness, there wasn't a lot of spare time.

I made 4 things out of 4 yards of beige velour: A long sleeved top, from New Look Pattern 6015, loosely based on view B, trying to replicate a top I bought back around 1976.
A tank top. No pictures for the A-lined sleeveless dress and jacket, similar to ones I've made previously.

Then I wanted to try this Vogue pattern out of this gold fabric. I didn't love the color, so it was no loss if I hated the dress.

Well, I remade the dress about 412 times, and it finally came out like this (note: you can see most of my office in this picture, which is why Thor sits right outside my office door and NOT inside it.)

Hubby likes the dress; says it's dramatic. I don't know if I like it or not. Ryan said it was weird. To that, Mark responded, "No, it's not. It looks like a cheerleader dress for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."

Ryan: "Mom's too old to be a cheerleader."

Mark: "The (some team, I forget who, but he was specific) have a cheerleader who's 42 years old. So Mom's not too old and she's certainly pretty enough."

If I had a favorite child, Mark would have earned the distinction that day.


SissySees said...

Giggle... Yay Mark!

And I had the same thought. It's the pleats, I think, that give it that cheerleader look.

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Claire S. said...

Mark put a few brownie points in the bank, for sure !

I love all your outfits :-)

gMarie said...

The dress has potential. If you like the silohette the godets need to be longer. Either make the dress longer or have the godets go higher.

Love Mark! Great comment - did you do a cheerleader jump at that point? g

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Patricia said...

I think the dress would be cute if the godets were in the same colour as the dress. The two-tone scheme gives the cheerleader look.
I LOVE how your office is full of fabric!

(Sorry- that was my husband's account above)

Dexter said...

Well, I can understand why your husband likes the dress, but I am going to have to agree that it does have a cheerleader look to it. How ever do you manage pleats?

Mango Momma

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

You never cease to amaze me at how fast and how well you sew!