23 August 2007

for twin—in red, of course



Twin has patiently been awaiting a red sundress for some time now. She only began tapping her toe last weekend, so I figured I better get on it. The dress is very similar to this top I made in the early spring from Simplicity 3875. Like last time, I narrowed the bands at the waist and neck, and made it sleeveless. And since the tunic I made last time had a slight maternity look, I replaced the gathering at the waist with pleats. Better, I think.



Side view. And look, you can see some of my flowers here which I have not even killed yet. (mama, aren't you proud!?) They are a little droopy though because it has been dang hot and dry. Well, the ground has been dry, anyway. The air is dense with moisture and sticky like only a Southeastern August can be. Not that I'm complaining, of course. I'm just sayin, is all.



I love the super soft cotton stripe that I got at Purl just before I moved. And you can't even tell that I accidentally sewed the entire back panel of the dress wrong side out unless you look really closely. Sweet.



Twin is so outta here. Photo session is so over, she says.

16 comments:

melissa f. said...

cute! i like that fabric a tonne. I have a bit (I think) of the same, and some in blue as well.

do you wear your older shirt? it's so great, and i wonder if sometimes people that make their own clothes have a hard time wearing them. like me.

erin said...

love that fabric, julie. what a nice sister you are!

molly said...

it's so cute julie. lucky twin.
i'm really lovin' that fabric, too!

hannah said...

oooo, aaaah... so good.

Anina said...

This is really cute. It looks really appropriate for hot summer days.

Alison said...

Lovely! The perfect combo of having a shape but also looking a bit loose and very comfy. Love the fabric, too.

Marmee said...

Verra nice fleurs, ma fille!
Gotta love the angelonia (purple spikes) and the orange lantana -- they both just thrive in that super-humid, ultra-hot southern summer we've been having.
And nice sundress -- the red is perfect for my Jennie, and I love the way the stripes change directions on the neck facing and waistband.

Lynn said...

Oh that looks so cute! I love the fabric!

shari said...

beautiful dress in such a lovely fabric.

mary said...

i love, love, love this! beautiful.

Oiyi said...

So lovely!

sappmama said...

Just beautiful. What a great summer dress.

cloth.paper.string said...

great dress! lucky twin!

sulu-design said...

The dress is adorable, and the fabric was a perfect selection. But what's this? You make Twin a dress and then SHE decides when the fashion shoot is over? You better start putting your foot down! :)

pip said...

i'm back! 2 weeks away and only one blog posting to come back to... i'm just sayin' is all.

at present, it is 7:30 am and i am putting the ganache on a chocolate cake for the boss lady. this will be the first chocolate cake i made that you will not taste, which makes me a bit sad. so, in conclusion, come back to new york.

thank you and good day.

Marjorie/MarmeeCraft said...

What a lovely dress! :)