Friday, March 23, 2012

A little sewing

Last fall, I ordered 3 yards or so of a turquoise knit for $1 per yard. Yes, I love clearance fabrics. I feel as if it's not much of a loss if I don't love them when I get my hands on them and feel them and see the colors for real. Well, that piece of fabric showed up, along with a second piece of about the same size, and a note saying that the pieces were soiled. And then it got too chilly to consider using lightweight fabric, so into the fabric collection it went.

Fast forward to about 2 weeks ago, when I really wanted to try out one of my new patterns from the Vogue sale, and wanted to use that nice turquoise color. So, into the washer with double detergent (twice), and, lo and behold, no soiling! Hooray!

So here's the first V8764, in that turquoise fabric. I made one with short sleeves from a non-stretchy tan fabric I got when I was in Philly with GMarie, but haven't worn it yet, so don't have any pictures.

Happy weekending, everyone, and if you want the book from yesterday's post, don't forget to tell me!

12 comments:

SissySees said...

Love it!! The color is great too.

Pam said...

I love that color on you! Such a pretty dress.

Mickle in NZ said...

I liked the picture on the pattern envelope and it looks even better made up. The neckline detail, cut and colour look great on you!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Marjie, that is definitely your colour. The other day my daughter found a dress at the op shop (secondhand shop) for $4.00. She has red hair too and the dress was a deep crimson colour. She had never worn this colour before and man oh man, did she look fabulous. Have you tried this colour yourself? Have a great weekend. No worries, and love, Carol and (Stella and Rory)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I love this color and your dress looks great.

gMarie said...

That is a lovely dress and the color is amazing! g

Two French Bulldogs said...

You go girl, nice!
Benny & Lily

Faye Lewis said...

Isn't that a great pattern? Love that color!

Paula said...

The dress looks lovely on you, both the style and the color. What really caught my attention, tho, was how LONG your hair is! The reflection shows you from the back. In all these years, I've never seen a back view of your hair. WOW! You have amazing hair. AMAZING!

Nichole said...

Love the color - so pretty for spring!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That colour is gorgeous. Have a great Sunday Diane

Honey the Great Dane said...

I always look forward to your sewing posts coz I love to see you modelling them! :-) But you should have a BIG SMILE on when you're wearing your dresses coz you always look so nice! :-)

Hsin-Yi