Sunday, March 10, 2013

February Sewing: Pink Velour

 I did all of this sewing in February, but never got around to posting about it.  Such is my life of late.

This was a lightweight pink velour, so I decided its best use would be sleeveless dresses with a matching jacket.  I had 4 yards of it, so there would be plenty of potential uses.

First up: My favorite summer princess seamed dress, with a bolero jacket from a pattern I got in 1981.  I love this jacket; it's nicely fitted and feminine, without being too formal or fussy.  I copied the dress from one I bought in the late 1980s, and wore until it fell apart.

Second: an a-lined, spaghetti strapped dress, also a summer favorite.  I didn't get any decent pictures while standing; I guess taking pictures at 1AM when I'm tired isn't such a great idea, right?

Third: Another incarnation of the Vogue 1250, which was all the rage a couple of years ago.  Since this was a lightweight fabric, it draped really well, and my dearly beloved told me this is one of the prettier versions I've made.

This is the V1250 with the jacket.  Just what I need for winter wear.

Note that this pink is actually the color of cotton candy.  My dearly beloved commented to me that while I have lots of pink dresses, I didn't have any quite like this, a bright yet pale shade.  He liked it.  Note to self: he likes pink.  Wear pink.

I have another velour dress cut out, but the weather has turned warm, and I'm not motivated to finish it. *sigh*

Hope you've all had a great weekend!  Ours has been sunny and warm, which is always welcome a couple of days after a snowstorm!


Sue said...

Just hang on, our temps have been alternating between 30s and 60s all week. It may be warm today, but tomorrow you may be back in winter.

I like you in pink, too, for what it's worth.

gMarie said...

Pink is a good color on you. I can't believe how far you can make 4 yards stretch - I can barely get a dress from 4 yards of fabric, much less 2 dresses and a jacket. g

SissySees said...

That is a great color for you, and all the rage for spring. I haven't had time to sew or knit, but I did a LOT of reading while we were without the creature comforts.

Pam said...

Pretty in pink! You are so talented. We had one warm day this weekend but it's back to cold and rainy. Sigh.

Diane said...

I love pink as well, I think it looks good on red heads despite everyone telling me I should wear green! Have a good day, Diane

Faye Lewis said...

Pink is a great color on you. You made some really nice pieces.

Vicki said...

Just wondering if you have any favorites that are longer. I'm in my early 50s and feel like I look better when my dresses and skirts are closer to my knees. Any favorites?