Make a Garment a Month February Complete

This was finished well in time but as usual it was the photos that held up the blogging. And looked like holding it up for a lot longer so I’m afraid you get morning after slightly hungover photos, without make up, so not the most flattering photos. But it was that or nothing.

So as some of you may know I made KS2627 in navy cotton which has a textured self-stripe and a white textured geometric border. And this is how it turned out.

I really, really like it. I wore it out for beers at the local last night and got loads of compliments. Mind you some of those were probably shock at seeing me in a dress.

It is starting to heat up here and this is so cool and comfortable. Although seeing these photos I am a bit disappointed but as discussed recently on www.madalynne.com, one thing photos can’t do is capture how a garment or outfit makes you feel. And this dress makes me feel really good.

Must find a new photo place. We’ve just had a tree severely cut back which is why the house next door is now so visible. Luckily no one lives there.

This certainly won’t be the last shift dress to be sewn this summer. In fact this may be “The summer of the shift dress”. I have habitually worn separates but now that I work from home I no longer need a work wardrobe and so the mix and match flexibility of separates is no longer such an issue. I have always felt that shift dresses would just look tent-like (mind you having seen these pics maybe they do a bit) but I am definitely going to be exploring the options.

Are you ever disappointed to see photos of an outfit that made you feel really good?

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14 Responses

  1. Sue says:

    I think it is a very flattering dress and everything I would look for in that style of dress – fabric is perfect! Photos are the hardest part of blogging I think.

  2. Why would you be disappointed with the photos? You look great, the dress looks great. It looks like one of those really useful kinds of dresses that work for casual as well as dressy occasions. The colour suits you and it looks easy/comfortable to wear. And you did a good job with the border matching.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very, very nice! The fit is awesome and I love your fabric choice! Will have to check that pattern out!

  4. Anna says:

    You look fantastic in your new dress. The fabric is perfect for this style. No wonder you feel so good wearing this dress!

  5. Gaye Proctor says:

    Oh thanks very much. You're so right about photos being the hard part. And I've never liked having my photo taken.

  6. Gaye Proctor says:

    Gee thanks so much. And you're right it is very comfy and I was quite pleased with the border matching too.

  7. Gaye Proctor says:

    Thanks a lot. It is actually a really good basic pattern that makes good woven T-shirts too and it's free.

  8. Gaye Proctor says:

    Thanks very much. You're right that the fabric works really well.

  9. Well I absolutely love it on you. Perfect fit too. Now I can hardly wait for summer up here and think I'll save this pattern number to make my own. Great job!

  10. Gaye Proctor says:

    Thanks so much Sharon. It is a good pattern and it's free so that's a bonus.

  11. mandy c says:

    The dress looks lovely. I think your probably too hard on yourself. Photos are the hardest part. I always hate my photos. You look great !

  12. Gaye Proctor says:

    Thanks very much Mandy. You're right I do just hate photos of myself (and always have) so I don't know why I thought I might suddenly like these. Maybe we'll both get better with practice:)

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