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Friday, March 2, 2012

Reasons to be Cheerful

1) It's Friday!

2) My new patterns arrived.  I tried to be restrained and not buy things that I already have versions of somewhere, but I wasn't completely sensible as - surprise - they are all dress patterns.

Vogue Easy Options 8787


Vogue 1287 DKNY dress

McCall's 6163 Knit mock wrap dress


3) Most excitingly, Spring is here!  At least for the weekend, so here I am on our roof wearing my new dress while I can.





I've started on a (possibly wearable) muslin of the twisty waistband skirt from March Burda (#128) so look out for that next.

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Your dress is lovely ( as always ) I really like that blue on you.

Vicki said...

such a lovely colour. Perfect for the sunshine.

Lori said...

Allison, your dress is gorgeous and that color is beautiful on you. I have made that McCall's dress twice, you will like it.

Victoria said...

Lovely dress! Love the "pop" of the vivid blue color. The cowl draping is pretty too:)

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

love those picks, I can't wait to make the DK dress as well, looking forward to seeing your version.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The dress is absolutely fabulous on you! Love that color! Glad you're happy with your new Vogue picks!

a little sewing said...

I like your pattern picks, too. I especially like the asymmetrical neckline on the first one, the Vogue.
Your blue dress is glorious, and I am with you on the Friday & end of winter cheer.

Evie said...

You look amazing in that dress. I love that shade of blue. And stop with the lovely patterns, please. My to do list is long enough and I've just added the McCall's knit dress to it! Sigh!

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous dress and colour. You're going to have a great time making up those fabulous new patterns.

Gail said...

Love the Vogue dress. I recently made the McCalls mock wrap dress. My fabric was a little stretchy/limp/cheap and it sags in the front. I suggest that you use some swimwear elastic to avoid this.

Goodbye Valentino said...

What great dress patterns and what a great blue dress! Hope your knee gets better soon :)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Dress looks gorgeous on you! It really is surprisingly be-sleeved, pleasantly so. It's definitely on the list for Spring/Summer. Meanwhile, it turned back to winter here over the weekend and early this week. :( I'm hoping it's just the last gasp.

velosewer said...

Lovely style and colour. This is a great look for you.

Louise said...

looking forward to seeing the first pattern, I nearly purchased it this morning.