Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fashion Plate: Vivacious and Vibrant

Something totally new!  This is ModCloth's Vivacious and Vibrant dress.   I chose a beautiful turquoise rayon challis for the fabric.  I'm not terribly in love with the fixed white waistband of this ModCloth dress.  I think adding a simple ribbon belt would be much better. That way you can change the look as you want.  Brown belt and cowboy boots?  Perfect.  Red belt and patent pumps?  Done.  White waistband all the time?  Not so great.  I found New Look 6567 for this Fashion Plate.  What do you think?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fashion Plate: As Days Go Binary

This cutout neckline dress must be the style of the spring.  ModCloth has loads of dresses in this same silhouette.  It makes it easy for me to make new Fashion Plates!  This is ModCloth's As Days Go Binary dress.  The fabric is Kaufman's Plug and Play Circuit Board in navy, though the same fabric is available in green if that's more your style.  I'm using New Look 6020 again.  Why change a good thing?  The ModCloth dress has pockets.  I find that side seam pockets are very easy to add to a pattern.  Perhaps I'll write up a tutorial for that in the near future.  It is super simple.

I'll be on the lookout for a totally different silhouette for next week.  :)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fashion Plate: Shimmer Is Served dress

I love ModCloth's Shimmer is Served dress.  It's a drop-waist style (not hugely flattering on many figures), but the princess seams and flowy skirt translate well.  The drop-waist was hugely popular this time last century.  Maybe it's coming back in fashion?  I kinda hope not.  That said, I picked New Look 6020 for the pattern and this silver linen blend for the fabric.  The ModCloth version adds a 2-3" wide waistband and a center button placket at the natural waistline.  I think this dress would look even more fabulous in this tango red stretch cotton sateen from JoAnn's.  I made a skirt with that fabric last January.  That stretch sateen is one of my favorite fabrics.  It's so nice to sew with and it gives really great finished projects. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Fashion Plate: Play by Numbers

This week's Fashion Plate is based on ModCloth's Play by Numbers dress.  If you are into Sudoku, this is the dress for you! The fabric is available at many etsy shops and at Hawthorne Threads.  I chose to use New Look 6020 for the pattern again.

Quickest Fashion Plate post ever!

Enjoy your Tuesday.