KNITTERS-DELIGHT



11:59 AM

FO - Simplicity 2443



I finished the Cynthia Rowley dress Monday night and will be wearing it on my upcoming cruise vacation. Actually, this is the second version. I originally started making it with a purple woven bottom, but it ended up way too small. I just have to add a few finishing touches to that and my Sister and I will have matching dresses. lol. Good thing we live over 3,000 miles apart. lol. I'm wearing it with the Fusion Shrug I made in 2008 using Ella Rae Shibu silk yarn. I cut a size 12 for the bottom and graded up to a 14 for the top portion. It's still a tad snug on top, but with my weight still inching off, it should be perfect by next month.



So this dress makes me feel all ballerina like, especially with my hair styled in the high bun and all. I like the dainty feel of it, while it still has a hint of an edge to it. Of course the edginess involves the curved edges, which was also plaguing me. It's just difficult for me to pin and not get it lumpy. I had to rip it out a few times and even re-cut the pieces a few times. I'm glad I stuck through it, since it was a new pattern I really wanted to try. Honestly, though - I just always seem to have issues with Simplicity patterns. Much more than the others or even Burda. I am not sure why, but that's just how it works for me. With that being said, I have the fabric and ribbon already purchased to make the coordinating jacket for this pattern. I chose a rough textured silk in a natural color. I think it will be perfect with this dress and a nice added item for the cruise and the chilled, evening air, so I hope to start cutting the fabric tomorrow or Sunday.



I am almost finished another cruise dinner dress using New Look 6799 in a Dupioni silk. Details on Monday....Oh, I almost forgot, I have the latest Burda and Burda plus magazines. I am loving both issues. I have already traced the 50s style, low back dress and have the perfect fabric for the style. I am also making the skirt on the Burda issue cover in a tropical color and have the a seer sucker fabric to make a coordinating top. So many patterns, so much fabric, and so much....procrastination.


Crap!

11 comments:

Hilary said...

Ok, that is the cutest dress EVER. I love the look of the dress, with the somewhat high waisted skirt and pockets. Adorable! I love it with the shrug, too.

amber said...

Super cute! I absolutely love this pattern and I really like the way you have the pattern for the top and a solid on the bottom. Great job!

Faye Lewis said...

Your dress looks wonderful!

del said...

Oooh, pretty. And I agree about the hair, that will be the perfect style.

Pammie said...

Cute from the back as well - great shoulders!!

NGLaLALa said...

Cute dress! I like the different fabric you used for the top and bottom. Can't wait to see you jacket, too! I'm loving the new Burda... now I need to go find myself a copy. :) Good luck with everything!

julia said...

I love purple! Your dress is perfect for a cruise. When and where are you going?

Tanya said...

Very cute, love the purple, you're going to be very stylish on your cruise.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I LOVE the back on this dress! You are going to look fantastic on your cruise!

Aminat said...

A lovely model wearing a beautiful dress....superb

QueenSH said...

Wow I like this! It is different. Nice job..