Saturday, April 18, 2009

BWOF 10-08-115

Well, the chevron dress had to go on hold so I could come up with something to wear tonight. You see, it's PROM time again! At first I was going to try dress 110 from the April BWOF. Except when I went to trace it, it looked remarkably like the top I made last fall, BWOF 10-08-114.


I've worn the heck out of this top! I really wanted more sleeves than the April dress anyway, so I went with the dress version of the October BWOF top. Saved me some tracing time! Here's the line drawing:And here's my dress version, sans the little tab in front.


I think I might go ahead and add the tab later. It really adds a little "something" to the front. I used an old favorite fabric that was everywhere a few years ago, aqua and black chain link from Gorgeous Fabrics.

I did change the pattern a bit, from my experience making the top. I removed the facings from the front. I also stitched the center front a couple of inches more than last time! This made a huge difference in the cleavage factor. Now the dress is wearable without a cami, which is just what I wanted!

The back neckline is supposed to be finished with a bias strip, but I just turned and topstitched with my twin needle. Twin needle hems finished the sleeves and bottom.

And I'm off to fix my hair and possibly slap some polish on my nails. I still have "softball field" hair from this afternoon's games!! Eek!

22 comments:

  1. You look fantastic!! Have fun at the prom!

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  2. Great dress, Angie! You look wonderful!

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  3. So cute!!! I love the material and the colors in it. The neckline looks super. Have fun at the prom. :)

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  4. You look fantastic! Everything about that dress is superb.

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  5. wow! I really love how the dress came out!! It looks fantastic! I need to add that to my TBS list!

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  6. It's lovely. When you decide to make something there is no stopping you! Have fun at the prom, but remember to be in by curfew :) g

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  7. You look incredible.

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  8. The dress looks fabulous on you!

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  9. what a beautiful dress, I love the empire waste and fits so nicely on you.

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  10. Your version of this dress is gorgeous . Mine is so much baggier in comparison . I was scared to take mine in at the sides as the fabric was kinda thin . I think will make another in a fresher colour like yours . You look great !

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  11. That dress is fab! It looks lovely on you. And that top is such a cute style and color.

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  12. You look fabulous in your new dress. I love the fabric choice and the neckline. I hope you have a great night out.

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  13. Va Va Voom! You are rockin' that dress, you hottie! Can you tell I love it?

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  14. Grrrrrrrrr (like kitty growl not I'm-pissed growl)

    You're smokin' hot.

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  15. Oh, girl- you look smokin' hot! That dress is awesome! Great job!

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  16. You look fantastic! I'm jealous you still had some of that chain fabric to use with this design - it looks perfect with it!

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  17. You look fabulous!!! Perfect fit. Too funny, your blog has the same name as my son's preschool. :0)

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  18. Love the dress. I think the fabric is a classic and looks great however it is made. Enjoy the prom, looks like fun!

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  19. Lovely dress! How did I miss this pattern - top or dress?!

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  20. Wow, that dress is so flattering! Nice job!

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