12.04.2013

Secret Stash - Party Dresses


The holidays are upon us which means it's party dress time!!!! Who doesn't like having an excuse to sew more dresses? Oh you're busy with Christmas prep? Well there's still plenty of time to whip out a New Years frock.  OK, I'm basing this on my production time. How about I clone myself and put those clones to work on your projects? What? They all want their own fabric budget now?  Oops. 
Anyway here are a couple of my current favorite patterns and some lovely fabric pairings. Enjoy...while my clones raid your stash.

1. For the sexy lady about town, the Georgia dress from By Hand London. It would look absolutely breath taking in this cotton border print from Marcy Tilton.


2. My love for Simplicity 2444 is eternal and for good reason. It looks great on many different figures and showcases bold prints with ease. My current bold print obsession is with this pink and white Milly cotton. Oh Milly, you know how to do prints.


3. What could be more classic than a wrap dress?  I've had my eye on the Sew Over It "Ultimate Wrap Dress" for a few months.  It would be oh so fabulous made up in the red/black ITY knit from Sawyer Brook.


4. What's the best kind of party? A cake party! Enter Sewing Cake's Red Velvet which whips up in a flash. For the lace look without all the work, try this Betsy Johnson rayon/lycra. Yum, Yum, Yum.

Happy dress making everyone!

14 comments:

  1. Seriously, you always find the best fabrics, what is your secret? I love all the fabric/pattern pairings up there, but sadly I'm not going to be fitting into any of those cute dresses this year--nor will I have the time/motivation to sew any of those up. Guess I'll be partying vicariously through you!

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  2. I just finished the Georgia dress for my daughter and it is smokin' hot! Absolutely must use a woven with lots of stretch and add boning for the bodice.

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  3. Ooh now all I need is a party to go to. I love LOVE choice two. I could totally see myself wearing that dress with that print. Fabulous!!

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  4. Thanks Becca, I think my secret is compulsively checking several websites every day. It's probably not something that other people should be taught so they maintain their quality of life. ;)

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  5. Georgia is such a sexy pattern. Thanks for the tip on boning the bodice.

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  6. Me too Em! I'm also kicking myself for not bring that Milly cotton during the big GF sale. Oh well, can't buy all the things.

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  7. Georgia will have to wait for me... I totally agree it is smokin hot but my body won't be looking that hot in it! The fabric is GORGEOUS! I an scoping out that Simplicity though- Can I see your version? It looks like a good line for me- as does that wrap dress!

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  8. Let me hook you up with a link Laurie. Here is Simplicity 2444 with the short sleeve version http://handmadebyheatherb.blogspot.com/2013/07/summer-of-dresses-simplicity-2444.html. I also put the skirt of this pattern on the Elisalex bodice here http://handmadebyheatherb.blogspot.com/2013/10/red-roses-dress-elisalexsimplicity-2444.html.

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  9. The Georgia is gorgeous, and so is the fabric! Make it, make it, make it! Pleeeeeeeazzzzzz!

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  10. I want to!!!! But just found out our whole outside sewer line needs to be replaced. Looks like no expensive fabric purchases are in my future. :(

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  11. I really love when you do the Secret Stash posts! You have such great taste. Love, love the Marcy Tilton fabric, but I just don't have the body or the place to wear the Georgia dress. Hmmm, the red and black ITY knit might come in handy for Jungle January...

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  12. Thank you Shar. :) I'm in the same boat with you on Georgia. Kind of wish I could send it back to mid 20's me who would have rocked it.
    Jungle January is right around the corner. You don't want to be caught unprepared!

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  13. I love all your pattern and fabric matches. So I want to make the Georgia dress, it would be ideal for the summer weather down here.

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  14. Oh yes Sandra, you should make that Georgia dress. You could rock it!

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