Saturday, March 31, 2012

That's a Lotto Pleats

Well, rats.  No winning here.  Not that I expected there to be (since I forgot to stop and buy a ticket after work).  But there was one in Baltimore county, MD!   Which has me humming along to this all morning...





(And there was a winner in Illinois, but they don't have a catchy retro tune.  Do they?)

Well, maybe the winner is a follower and will buy me that beach house anyway.  ahem.

Meanwhile, it's Saturday!  I have buttonholes to sew and a new project to cut out.  I pinned this dress this week and it is fantastic:


The color is gorgeous.  LOVE the tiny pleats on the skirt and the tailored sleeve.  Looks a LOT like this doesn't it?

Which is my favorite Chuck dress of all time!  This collar/neckline is better suited to me (I might be too old for peter pan collars? Nahhhh.)

I have had this pattern (vintage Simplicity 3039) in my stash for a while now:


 And I still have that bold royal blue dotted swiss too:


That combo would be like....



And bonus, if I get the dress all nicely fitted (should be easy since I've been playing around with a "sloper" I made from another project bodice) then I can use that hot pink Imperial broadcloth I bought last year to make Chuck's dress too.

Good plan, right?

10 comments:

  1. Yes, the shirtdress you've got picked out will be awesome in the pink and the blue dotted swiss (which I absolutely adore). A dress that will surely knock 'em all senseless. ;-)

    BTW, there was a winner in Kansas too.

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  2. Ooooh! Love those swiss dots! Can't wait to see the KAPOW! dress.

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  3. I have that dress pinned too and I am sat wearing my version of the Chuck dress, so I just know I am going to love this project!

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  4. I think you are on to something AMAZING! I love the color, the fabric and pattern choice.

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  5. Hurray for bright cotton shirtwaist dresses! I'd suggest "Chicago, Chicago" for a hummable Illinois tune.

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  6. That would be a fabulous dress in the blue swiss dot. That is also my favorite Chuck dress and sent me down the spiral of eBay shirtdress pattern buying for years.

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  7. Yes, KAPOW! Do it! Chuck + blue spotted dots can never go wrong.

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  8. Perfect match of fabric and pattern. I told my husband we should have bougth a ticket (we are in the Baltimore area)!

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