3/30/08

Leg of a Mutton Dress Start

Since I got frustrated with my silk issues (thanks all for the tips!) I wasn't sewing for more then a week. This weekend I thought I can take on my instant-gratification-easy-quick project. It is not finished yet.
So first the infos:
pattern: drafted after this how to. Thanks JJ!
time to draft the pattern: I think like 40 min - that is even a bit overdone.
cutting the pieces: like 20 min.
time to sew the pieces together: overall like 2 hours - I did it like three 30 min sessions.
cost: 2 euro for the knit on ebay. Thread I already had - the colour is almost the same as the ballerina dress. I love this colour. I have some boning which I will be maybe putting in - like 1.20 euro. I will use it according to this article to prevent the dress from riding up.

The cut pieces:



The dress so far - no hems and no boning.




The big question. I am not sure about the neckline. It feels to me that it is maybe to much to have a high neckline on a long dress with extra long sleeves. So square or high neckline?



11 comments:

christina said...

Good idea, I think you should open the neckline a little bit...

LauraLo said...

Square neckline! The dress looks great already. The colour is beautiful too.

Colette said...

I say square! I agree that the dress is fantastic but the neckline is too high.

paco peralta said...

Uhmm. Geri, I differ from most, I like the neckline closed, it is more dramatic and much better for his personality. Greetings and a big hug for you. Paco

melissa said...

ooh I love that you turned this into a dress! Can I be awkward and suggest a floppier cowl neckline? I think it's a bit too "modest" with a high neck, but I'm not quite sure a square neck suits it, either, though.... hrm.

oonaballoona said...

one more for the squarish side... especially the way you've pulled the bottom edges of the square further out than at the neckline. i like the way it contrasts with the softer, fuller shoulders. i can't believe you're adding boning! i would run for the hills.

Cafe Couture said...

Hello there, I just found your blog and I recognized pictures from burdastyle! what a surprise! I love making dresses like you and work on one right now. Your blue model inspires me quite a lot. I'll maybe try the same in black. Lucia

paco peralta said...

Geri .- Good evening. I left on my blog an award for you. I hope we will accept with pleasure. Thanks, and see you soon greetings. Paco

Minrose said...

square neckline! definitely. it looks great.

Lydia said...

I like the square neckline :) Looks better, I think!

Lydia (Polychromatin from Burdastyle ;))

Jen Dockter said...

I agree with Paco that the high neckline is much more dramatic. However, I would hem the skirt up to just-at-knee length as that looks like it would be most flattering for legs. Great work!