Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Stylish Dress Book Pattern E

So, I think my new favourite crafting pursuit is making clothes for myself.  Or, to be more specific, making DRESSES for myself.

And, my new favourite book is ‘The Stylish Dress Book’ by Yoshiko Tsukiori.  I LOVE it!!!  Maybe I should do a proper review of it at some point, so I won’t rave on about it too much here – if I can help it. 

It was really challenging to pick a place to start when I got the book, as I pretty-much wanted to make EVERYTHING in it, STRAIGHT AWAY.  In the end, though, I decided to start with ‘Pattern E’ (which I think is my very favourite). 

Apart from positioning the bust darts (which I really don’t get, by the way, and any tips on this would be gratefully received), I LOVED the entire process of making the dress.  And luckily, as it took me some time to complete, I LOVED the finished dress!!!  I think you can see how much I love it, through the uncharacteristic amount of posing I’m doing in these photos (which I’m now a tad embarrassed about, I have to say).....











The style of this dress makes it so versatile!  I wear mine at night – for going out for dinner, or drinkies.  The fabric has a bit of a shine to it, so it might look a bit too ‘dressy’ for daytimes.  But, with different fabrics, it would look great as a cute sundress, or as a heavier winter dress (over a roll-neck and some thick tights).  SO many possibilities – and I’m sure I’ll be exploring them all!  I’ll DEFINITELY be using this pattern again!!!

If you’ve made anything from this book (or any of the others in the series), I’d love to have a look.....  

Carly

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14 comments:

  1. Hello sweet lady :o)
    You're so clever ..... the dress is AMAZING and you look so beautiful.
    I wonder if i could make myself something??? ..... somehow it feels too scary!
    I'm off to have a look at your book.
    love jooles xxx

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  2. Wow the dress is fantastic! You wear it very well too.
    M x

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  3. It and you look fantastic in this Carly.....one day....but one day I'll dare to make myself a dress!!! I do love this colour ....green is my favourite!

    Giveaway open now!


    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  4. What a beautiful dress, you are totally inspiring me to have a go you know :)
    Emma x

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  5. Looks amazing! Great design and colour.......love summer holiday space to make xx

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  6. Hi,
    you can be very proud of the dress. it is wonderful and looks beautiful on you. Bente

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  7. I love it too, its gorgeous.

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  8. Beautiful!! Some day I may get brave enough to try and make clothing! I'm off to check out that book! Hope to see more of what you make from it!!!
    Kate :}

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  9. Gorgeous dress... love the colour too! I've just started making clothes for myself and I'm loving it :) And you pose very well ;)

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  10. Hi Carly...You look beautiful in your dress!...I love the design and the gorgeous shade of green...it's really making me want to start dresssmaking again (which I haven't done for a long time)...it's lovely to create something completely unique too,
    Susan x

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  11. You look fabulous! Not only is it a gorgeous dress it really suits you :)

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  12. Fab dress, the colour looks great on you, you must be so pleased with it. I'm trying to get back into sewing for myself but with two children it's very difficult to find the time.

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  13. Such a lovely colour of green and your brooch is just the finishing touch! I suspect my friend has the same book as you as her dress looks very similar and she also had trouble with the positioning of the bust darts.

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  14. I love your dress. It is very well made pleats. As a matter of fact I love this book too. since you asked I am leaving a link below where I blog about makes from the book. Check it out here. Nice to go through your blog.

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Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. It's always a pleasure to hear from readers, and it really makes my day!

Carly

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