Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It just ain't workin'

So, after two muslins, it looks like I waited too long for the vintage Simplicity dress.  Sigh.  There is no way to maintain the sleek style lines of the skirt with this baby belly!!  I won't inflict pictures of the muslin on you, but needless to say, there way no way it was going to zip up in the back...  Mitch tried.  But, I got a perfect fit in the bodice, and it would be too sad to let that go to waste, so I'm thinking I'll do a real maternity adjustment, and make it into my first maternity top.  Don't worry though.  That dress WILL be making an appearance next spring when I have my body back!  In the meantime, I have been contemplating fabrics for a top version of this dress.
They are all three stretch poplin, each with about 4% lycra, so a pretty generous stretch.  I'm leaning toward the white one with the embroidered lilac flowers, but solid pink is so versatile...  Which one do you like?

In the meantime, I'm going to go ahead and cut out BWOF 07/2009-104, which I have wanted to make since I got this issue last year!  With the waist shirring, I think it will have a nice forgiving fit through the summer and it looks nice and cool.
This is the fabric I am planning for this dress.  It is another embroidered stretch poplin, although the embroidery is a bit more subtle than on the lilac poplin above.  It will go nicely with the nautical theme of my 6PAC.

10 comments:

  1. I like all of those fabrics, I would have a hard time picking one. Can't wait to see both pieces made up. Fun!

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  2. Aww too bad about the fit, but as you said you can make it next Spring. You are blessed to be having no. 3. I hope you are feeling well. Our no. 6 grand is due the end of this month. Can't wait.

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  3. I understand not posting a picture of the muslin, but we need a picture with that baby bump! :)

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  4. The lilac embroidered fabric is really pretty. I love the fabric you have chosen for your Burda dress too - that shirtwaister is such a great design.

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  5. I didn't know you were expecting! Congratulations!!!

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  6. I missed the expecting post too! What an exciting surprise! Congratulations. I love that 7/09 BWOF dress. I almost traced it yesterday too. I may have to join you in making this one. :)

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  7. I like the white with lilac, too.

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  8. I'm a sucker for the bright pink on the far right.

    I'm looking forward to the top version of the dress.

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  9. It probably won't come as any shock to you that I like the pink fabric. ;)

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