5.16.2015

A Lisette B6168

I've had a little bee in my bonnet to work on my hand made wardrobe and after making my coat I took a long break, but I think I am right back to it!

When I saw this Lisette dress release early this spring I knew I wanted to give it a try. I ended up choosing a linen rayon blend that was maybe a tiny bit too heavy, but was really easy to sew/work with. I knew it would be harder for me to get the tailored look I wanted if I chose a lighter fabric. I'm totally happy with my choice, and IT IS YELLOW... and I LOVE YELLOW DRESSES!
It isn't easy for me to find tailored off the rack clothes as my shoulders are short and puny. I played by the rules and made a bodice muslin of the smallest size, which fit in the shoulder, but not in the waist. I made another one keeping the shaping/size in the shoulder area but grading up to the next size for the waist/bust and that worked out better than expected! The more I sew the more the pattern drafting skills I learned in college are coming back to me.
I adore the fitted cap sleeves and that little tab at the front, and how this dress makes me look like I have girls without a hint of cleavage.
The other major change I made to this pattern (besides shortening it a few inches) was to take out 4 inches of width in the back.... it looked like I had a bustle, and there was just a little too much fabric enhancing my booty. That was easily taken out before putting in the zipper.
Unfortunately this dress doesn't quite go with the sweater I just finished for its photoshoot, BUT no worries, I've got another style already cut out and ready to sew. I have to have that ready for TNNA, in two weeks, but I can do it! (I hope... send coffee!)

11 comments:

  1. Your yellow dress is perfect on you and for you! Great job Laura! I can tell you are in your happy groove!! Susulu69

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  2. Love your yellow dress, Laura. It is jaw dropping gorgeous on you. Naturally, I love this second sneak peek at the new sweater. Eagerly awaiting the big reveal on that one.

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  3. Love your beautiful yellow dress. It is a perfect fit with all your creative work.

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  4. Love the dress AND sweater. Both are lovely colors. Can't wait to make the sweater:))

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  5. Your yellow dress looks perfect on you!!! And the new sweater is one I can't wait to see!! :)) banff1962

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  6. total perfection on you! love it so much!!!

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  7. Knit Fool DeirdreMay 16, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Fab dress - you did a great job adjusting it to work for you! The detail at the neck it's great & the bodice is very flattering! I love the seek peek - very cute!

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  8. Laura your new yellow dress is BEAUTIFULSAUCE "You have MADSKILLS"
    I can not wait for this amazing sweater to be release, Thank you so much again

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  9. Your yellow dress is beautiful! You are so talented! Seriously how do you find time to do it all? I think it would be torn between which craft I want to do tonight, etc.

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  10. The yellow dress is great and I love the lace on the sweater!!

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  11. Great job on the dress and I love the sneak peak at the sweater. Beautiful lace and interesting construction! That's going to be a fun knit!

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