Sunday, July 15, 2012

Chevron Dress


A few weeks back I posted about my wearable "muslin" I made in the hopes of creating a knock off look of this beautiful chevron dress: Chevron Dress Inspiration

I used Butterick 4443 view C without the belt and shortened the skirt. Overall I am happy with the way the dress turned out but I wish I would have bought a fabric more similar to the inspiration dress (which I of course found after buying this print). I don't like that the chevron stripes on my fabric are much smaller-I think part of the appeal for the other dress was the large print...oh well, it will make a nice dress to wear to work since I left it longer than the inspiration one as well.
I worked hard at matching up the chevron pattern on the back bodice and skirt pieces and I am not delighted with the end result...but- close enough. I also thought long and hard about trying to line up the front princess seams but when looking closer at the inspiration realized it wasn't lined up on there so I wasn't going to worry about it either.
I rarely wear sleeveless dresses (I am always cold) so I bought a cardigan from Banana Republic and the gold belt was thrifted. While it isn't my favorite creation and I don't think it is as cute as the inspiration dress, I am happy I at least attempted it. Oh and sorry about these horrible pics- time is limited right now, it was the best I could do :)

Shannon

36 comments:

  1. Visiting from the link up - this is too cute! You did such a great job.

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  2. Cheer up! Your pictures are fine, you look beautiful. Honestly, I like your dress better than the picture that inspired you. I just finished sewing myself a summer dress inspired by a a picture of a 60s mod dress and it is so hard to recreate something that impressed. Maybe we're our own worst critics... Anyway, you did excellent I love your dress!
    http://www.sewingourlifetogether.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jessica for your kind words...I guess when I read the post back I was kind of hard on myself. Thanks for being so sweet! Shannon

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  3. I think it looks great and I love the colors of yours!

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  4. gorgeous dress - well made! Love the fabric choice.

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  5. I like your fabric better than the inspiration fabric!

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  6. where did you get the fabric, it's super cute

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    1. Thank you- I posted the fabric from the Etsy link on the muslin post here:
      http://www.2ndstorysewing.blogspot.com/2012/06/dress-muslin.html
      They have lots of cute choices in their shop...enjoy!
      Shannon

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  7. I think it turned out great! We tend to be more critical of our own work than others are...I think most people would never notice the small things that you don't like. Great job!

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  8. Looks great! And I love it with the bright cardy. Job well done, Lady.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment :) Shannon

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  9. Super, super cute! It's playful, yet feminine! Well done!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  10. Oh my goodness what a beautiful dress! I think you did a fantastic job lining up the print!! :)

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  11. This is so pretty! I definitely like it better than your inspiration dress. I'd love for you to share this and anything else you'd like at my link party. http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/07/terrific-tuesdays-24.html
    Rachel

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  12. I love this dress! Yours looks better than the inspiration dress. The cardigan and the belt look great with it, too. Great job!

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  13. Totally sweet dress. Love it.

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  14. This is adorable! I'm so impressed. Thanks for sharing! :)

    B.
    49 Dresses

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  15. Saw this on Flamingo Toes...
    Don't know how this could not be a favorite of yours...I think that is just about as cute as an outfit can be!
    Nice work. :)

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  16. This is soooo cute!! I am really in love with the dress and the fabric you chose!!
    Thanks for linking up - I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/07/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-58/

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  17. This looks so great, I wish I could make dresses, that would be amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great weekend!!!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  18. Wonderful dress! You did a great job and it looks stunning on you!

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  19. I will take the whole outfit off your hands if you aren't happy with it!!! I love it!

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    1. Ha Ha...based on all the wonderful compliments I guess I should hang on to this and wear it as much as I can! Thanks for your kind comment, Shannon

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  20. Nice job. I like the colors and the smaller print on your dress better than the inspiration photo.

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  21. this is SO stinkin cute!!! love the fabric, you did a great job! saw it at i heart naptime;)

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