Monday, January 18, 2016

Formal Dress for Cruise

Hello everyone, I know it's been a busy time with lots of different projects started for the new year! Some of you in the Sewing community have a great start to your 2016 sewing goals! It's really exciting to see all the different projects, contest and challenges already starting! Good luck to you all...I'll be checking in and hopefully joining some too!

On my sewing front, I self drafted a beautiful two-piece dress. It was intended for formal night on my cruise. Luckily I finished it in time, but unfortunately, did not have time to post before I went on vacation, so sorry! I just returned from vacation and want to share it with you all now.

The fabric is a red and black animal print stretch woven. The red has a very high sheen that almost mimics satin. I purchased this fabric at my favorite local fabric store, Pennie Fabrics (in Sarasota, FL).

The bodice portion of the top was easy to draft using Miss Thing (my dress form). I love the "cut in" style of the sleeve openings and have several other tops made in this manner. The peplum was made by draping the fabric around Miss Thing, pinning and cutting the fabric on the angle I wanted.

Since the top is so fitted, I decided to have an exposed separating zipper in the back. This worked out beautifully.

I made a simple pencil skirt to complete the look...

I really love how it turned out and unfortunately, because we were having so much fun, I don't have many photos of me wearing it on the cruise (oh by the way, we went to Jamaica and Haiti)...

LOL, my friend and I did not coordinate colors!

We had a blast and I am so looking forward to my very next vacation already!!!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a little of your time with me! Now I have to go finish reading some of your blog posts and get ready for my next project!

Let's Go Sew!


Friday, January 1, 2016