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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The dress in action

Thank you all so much for your comments, I did have a great time and the dress held up well. Maybe tacking the top of the bow down before hitting the dancefloor would have been a good idea but it always returned to where it was supposed to be when the bopping was over.

These are not the worlds greatest photos I'm afraid. People (even those who really should know better) just don't seem to get that I want pictures of dresses not faces! Anyway here you go....

As for my next project, I really want to start work on my DKNY shirtdress next but my washing machine has broken (with a full load stuck inside it) so I can't prewash my cotton fabric (or wear anything that is in the machine!). Now I am wishing I was one of those organised people who wash their fabric as soon as they get it home! I really hope I can get it repaired before Easter or I may be forced to wear the ballgown again by Monday.....




There were masks on all the tables, some conveniently matched my dress, although I only wore it for a few fun pictures.



Me and my photographer with whom I need to have words.....




53 comments:

shams said...

Allison, that dress is *beautiful* and fits you like a glove!!

cyberdaze said...

Super glamorous. Love it!

ashley0107 said...

Wow, its beautiful! :)
Ashley x

arnysews said...

You look stunning - what an awesome job you did on the dress, it fits you perfectly and you were on a time crunch too - I think I want to be you when I grow up :)
BTW I hope your washing machine doesn't get fixed in time. That dress deserves another outing - who cares if it's only to the supermarket?

toboldlysew said...

That dress is stunning - you look absolutely fabulous! Love the colour, and it fits you beautifully - gorgeous!

Sew-4-Fun said...

You look stunning and the dress is beautiful! I bet you received lots of compliments.

lin3arossa said...

You look stunning!

Mae said...

That dress is amazing, gorgeous, fabulous- I almost never comment but I just have to thank you for showing us this wonderful dress!

MushyWear said...

You really look beautiful. The dress fits you so well!

coffeeaddict said...

You and your photographer look very sophisticated. The dress is cut to perfection and the mask is an unexpected, wonderful surprise.
As for the washing machine, I really hate when a household appliance breaks down. It usually then that we realize how important it really was.

Rachel said...

Beautiful!

Vicki said...

No, he did a pretty good job. We saw the dress in the last post, this time we get to see you in the dress. You look fabulous!

Pin Queen said...

Wow, wow and wow again. You look A M A Z I N G Allison! The dress fits you beautifully and is a very flattering colour and cut for your lovely figure.
Pain about the washing machine...

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Oh.my.gosh. You look amazing! This dress is almost regal. It fits you like a glove. What a project!

Sophia said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning. The fit is beautiful and some of those pictures really bring out the blue in the fabric. Great job!

I know what you mean about *photographers* taking pictures of garments. My husband does the same thing sometimes. They just don't get it :)

wendy said...

Wow, that's a stunningly beautiful dress!- love it! :)

Jacqueline deRuyter said...

The dress is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! And it looks fabulous on you! (My washing machine kicked the bucket last week too - I can sympathize)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You look beautiful and so glad you had a good time!

toy said...

you are a knockout in this dress, everything about it I like, thanks for showing us the photos of you at the party

Lori said...

Your look beautiful in your gorgeous dress.

Irene said...

You look fabulous!

JoanneM said...

Absolutely lovely.

Amanda S. said...

It looked great on you! I'm glad you had a fun time.

Sigrid said...

Stunning dress, and glad you had such fun!

Welmoed said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The color suits you perfectly and the style is so flattering. Well done!!!

sewing spots said...

The dress looks so lovely on you! Sorry about the washer--I know from experience that that is no fun.

jacquie said...

Wow! It looks beautiful! And I hope your washing machine is fixed quickly. That is one appliance that is a complete pain to be without.

Sandy Huntress said...

You did such a wonderful job on that dress, it fits perfect and looks amazing.

That stinks about the washer. Mine's been broken for about two years now, so I have to go to the laundromat. The most aggravating thing about this for me is that I have to wait to prewash my fabric!

Rachel said...

You are beautiful!!! I love that dress.

Erica B. said...

You looked so elegant!

Lisette M said...

So very elegant!

sula said...

Stunning! You're a knockout, and knowing how you put it together at the last minute has my jaw on the floor.

Lindsay T said...

Perfection! You're a sleek column of elegance.

Rosie said...

You/the dress are magnificent!

Jane said...

Your dress is beautiful. The fit is perfect. You should be so proud of it. don't be too hard on the photographer he did a good job.

Venus de Hilo said...

WoW. Gorgeous dress, gorgeous model! You and the dress are both so stunning and elegant.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Gorgeous! The fit is amazing. And yes, non-sewing photographers are useless. I don't care about my face, show the dress!!!!

Angela said...

So gorgeous!! It looks like you had a fabulous time!

Handmade said...

Gorgeous!

Sewing With a Plan said...

Alison, everything about your dress is fantastic. I love the colour, style and fit. As usual you have done an amazing job.

Dana said...

Wow, you look gorgeous!

SewOm said...

It looks amazing on. Congrats again. You got skills, girl!

Dilliander said...

An emphatic success, you look fabulous!!!!!

Summerset said...

WOW! You are stunning, the dress fits and suits you beautifully.

Audrey said...

This dress is a beautiful color and a wonderfully flattering style for you. Just lovely. Isn't it fun to have a "event" to sew for once in a while.

meli88a said...

Wow. This is a stunning dress. How much fun is that to have a matching mask?

Gail said...

Your gown is very beautiful.

Connie said...

That is a beautiful dress- and a stunner on you! I had to laugh at your "photograper" comment. Those are my exact issues with mine!

Cissie said...

Your dress is stunning! Perfect in every way -- style, fabric, fit! Love that bow!

narcissaqtpie said...

I love this. You looked beautiful! & that color is IT!

j.kaori said...

Absolutely stunning!

Sew Passionista said...

A lovely dress a great fit and a beautiful looking you.

Cennetta said...

OMG! You are gorgeous! The gown is absolutely beautiful.