Friday, July 27, 2018

One More Hot Patterns Classix Nouveau Primavera Dress

I last made this dress just about 1 year ago. I've worn it a LOT since. It's the perfect combination of great fabric, easy wear, easy care. Every time I wear it, I always tell myself to make another. I finally listened.


Another classy work bathroom selfie.


The pattern:


Bodice, in progress. Like last time, I fully lined the bodice to eliminate the facings. I also raised the neckline another 3/4". The last version is passable, but it still teeters on low-cut. Teeters. Hah. That's the only alteration I made to this version, having incorporated the incremental fixes from last time into my actual pattern pieces. It was nice to pretty much just cut and sew.


Lots 'o gathering at the front waist.


CB stripe matching like a BOSS! If you look close, you can see there's actually a seam in there.


Almost BOSSy matching at the side, but not quite.


I had a brain fart and forgot to match the pocket facing. The eagle-eyed among you will also notice that I didn't even attempt to match at the bodice side seams. Well, I did, but I cut either the front or the back in the opposite direction so what I thought was matching, really wasn't. Not a big deal since my hands are always either in the pocket or hanging next to it blocking the opening and my arms block the sides. And it's done and quite wearable, so there's that.


The 2-inch hem facing. I love wide facings. I don't always like slowing down and cutting out the extra pieces, but I'm always happy when I do.


More bathroom "glamour shots."





I'm glad to have this one in the wardrobe now too. I'm putting this pattern away for a little while, but I'm sure it will make another appearance at some point. Mindless dressing at 7 a.m. for hot Florida summer weather is what I'm all about these days.

23 comments:

  1. It is beautiful! I think you got the neckline just right this time too! <3

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    1. Thanks Gillian! Sorry to you (and everyone) for the delay in replying. It seems Blogger decided to eat my notifications.

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  2. Funny, I just dragged out my pattern version of this dress from who-knows how many years ago. I had some lovely flowered challis, and it was perfect! Why do we bother with new patterns I sometimes wonder...

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    1. I can't resist new patterns, but I do like to revisit my TNTs on a regular basis.

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  3. Yay! I love it when you have a new blog post! The dress looks awesome and the colors seem to me to be Summer or fall. If it’s as comfortable as it looks, I’m sure it will gets lots of wear.

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    1. Thank you! It's already getting lots of wear. :-)

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  4. Pretty dress and that neckline is perfect! Lining a bodice always pays off, love the smooth result. How on earth do you manage to get such good bathroom shots? I'm always having a hard time getting anything in focus whereas yours even show the waist gathering details!

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    1. Thank you Marianne! It's a big bathroom and I take at least a zillion shots to get a few. Haha.

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  5. Thanks for posting! Another informative and humorous look at your sewing and life. Besides, thanks for sharing your very nice dress- it suits you. Isn't it great to sew a pattern again and nail it!

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    1. Thanks Wendy. Yes, TNTs are worth their weight in endless fabric. :-)

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  6. This is really cute! I'm going to look at your other post and look at HPs site to see if they still have this one. Happy Sewing!

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    1. Thank you! Unfortunately, I think HP discontinued this one. Not sure why they do that for PDF versions.

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  7. Very snappy and summery cool dress.
    What fabric composition?

    Always love when you post.

    ~Joy~

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    1. Thanks Joy! The fabric is an ITY knit. From Fabric Mart, I think.

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  8. Oh wow, this is stellar. I love the colors, the drape and your workmanship.

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    1. Thank you Mary! The colors are very happy, which is one reason I picked this fabric.

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  9. What a lovely dress and I am in awe of your pattern matching skills. That is a gorgeous necklace. Xx

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  10. Love the colors, and your stripe matching is outstanding! Nothing wrong with a good bathroom selfie; at least the mirror is big and there are no "facilities" in sight, right?

    I've been sewing a little, because it's hard to find basic black dresses that aren't meant to be dressy.

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  11. Thanks Marjie, and I hear you. It's hard to find whatever you might want clothing-wise in a store these days, so I definitely sympathize.

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  12. Fantastic dress, I really love it on you and am now a bit cross with myself that I never bought it when it was available!!

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