Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Twist on The Dress

So, yeah, it's another Simplicity 3835 dress. This time I tried something different to The Dress. I added a little keyhole and tie to the front. It also looks like I made the hem uneven. On purpose, of course. ::wink::

I used a recently thrifted vintage sheet with yellow and rust flowers (that was barely dry from the dryer before I cut it up). Summery and autumnal. A two-season dress, if you will.

The keyhole was an experiment. Now I think I know what not to do next time. For the tie, I made two handmade, narrow bias tape strips and sewed them to a piece of elastic that was 14" long, I think. The ties might be a tad too long, but we'll have to see once it's on and evenly distributed around my neck.

12 comments:

nicole said...

I found your blog recently, and have been enjoying it. I really like the "experiment". Very pretty. Nicole

Karyn said...

Brilliant idea! :)

You'll have to tell me how you ended up doing it.

miss chris said...

Loving those ties. And those shoes.

amandajean said...

it looks great! I love the keyhole and tie.

Jo-Anne said...

Sorry..I deleted my previous post because of an embarassing typo...:(

Anyway, I think the dress is positivly adorable. The variation is great. How clever you are!!

If you have a minute, pop over to my blog. I am having a give away because I need some help picking colors for a quilt swap I joined. Your opinion would be appreciated!
Thanks!

laeroport said...

Even when you've been down, you still sew laps around the rest of us. ;) I love this dress. And it doesn't hurt that it matches your shoes.

Stacey said...

Very beautiful...and great shoes as always!

randi said...

Cute dress! So simple and sweet!

jessi said...

cute! I have that same sheet, or I did - i'd have to look and see if if there's any left.

Little Munchkins said...

Great idea on doing the keyhole. Lovely work as always.

dig this chick said...

Oh I love the keyhole and tie!

Melissa said...

I want to try thrifting because everyone seems to find such fantastic sheets, but I just have a hang-up about buying someone else's used sheets. I'm working very hard to get over it, though, especially when I see the great things you make from your finds! The dress is terrific, especially the keyhole detail. Nice touch.

And thanks for coming back to my blog and commenting on the bunting. I had so much fun doing it and seeing it finished is the best feeling!