Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Sense and Sensibility Swing Dress in Wool


You know how sometimes you just want a nicely-fitting tailored wool dress? Yeah, like that.


Beautiful forest green crepe wool was such a pleasure to work with. No shifting, no shedding, no twisting. I got it at Denver Fabrics last winter and finally got brave enough to just use it.


I have this dress in mind for church, or winter weddings, or even funerals. And of course, Christmas, with the flower corsage it's sporting in the picture. I made the pin from a Christmas tablecloth, and a scrap of red velvet to cover a button.

I love to sew!

26 comments:

Tracy said...

Anna, that dress is stunningly beautiful. I wish I had a shop like Denver Fabrics close-by to me. Alas, a day or two of flying does not qualify.

Rhoto said...

Anna, IF you ever have a question about sewing, PatternReview.com is a wonderful source of information and has a message board to post ??s, too. Free membership is available...
Your sewing is inspiring!!
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal

Saminda said...

Anna, you are so very clever. It's beautiful! :)

Lindsey in AL said...

Lovely! I would never have thought to do up that pattern in wool but it's just perfect. Thank you for sharing!!

Wenonah4th said...

Utterly gorgeous!

Lisateresa said...

Anna, Saminda said it before me - you're so clever. Making things out of Christmas tablecloths - very inspiring.
It's a lovely dress!

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful, simple and stunning. I do like your style.

I sew a bit and want to more. My dearest, most wonderfulest dh just bought me a serger. Do you use one on any of your dresses?

M

Lisa Saner said...

Anna: Beautiful dress. I just love your blog.

Mrs. Rabe said...

You sew so beautifully Anna!

I love Jenny's patterns!

AnnaVallance said...

You love to sew and it shows!

Just Money said...

I love to see what you have created everyday:) You are a very busy lady!

I would love to see more knitting projects and more stitching projects.

Are you making anything special for Christmas season?

~R

Tami said...

Anna, the dress is lovely!

Jodie said...

Yes, and it shows!

June said...

Anna, I hardly ever comment around here, but I just had to tell you: this dress is one of my favorites. I'm more of a short-sleeve girl myself (my family's all hot-blooded except for my mom, who freezes in July) so that is the only thing I'd change, and that just from a comfort perspective. Oh, and I'd make another one in a beautiful deep blue--cross between midnight and teal I think. If I could sew, that is. :)

Alisa said...

I'm not a dress wearer and I would wear that dress. It is gorgeous! Good job.

Margo said...

just beautiful! Lovely lines. Beautiful flower.

june Bostick said...

I check your blog occasionally.


oh, what a lovely dress!

Hm, the flower, though seems to not fit....too casual, unfinished or slightly the wrong color.
Please forgive the pettiness. I like a jeweled pin or solid soft wool of another color.

Sally said...

Just gorgeous, Anna, and in my very favorite color too.

Did you have to redo your duct tape dressform to accommodate your shrinking self from the running?

With the ties in the back, does this pattern also have a zipper?

Sally

Ruth said...

Beautiful Dress!!!!

Linda said...

Your love of sewing definitely shows in the finished product. The dress is elegantly beautiful - a perfect color for you too!

Hannah said...

wow, that dress is gorgeous. can i ask what kind of camera you use? they are so clear!

Anna said...

Sally, yes, I'm on dressform 2.0 and need to do another one.

I actually omitted the ties from the dress--I like the less fussy lines in back. It zips up the side with an invisible zipper.

Hanna, camera is a konica minolta.

Thanks for your comments, everyone!

Anonymous said...

Whenever I need a pick me up, I visit your blog. Your sewing is amazing and it inspires me every time I see it.

Thank you!

Gail

Lisa said...

The dress is gorgeous! You always inspire me to learn to how to really sew. I would love to know how to create clothing, but for now I only know enough to replace buttons and make small repairs. I have decided to start small and learn embroidery. I have been just practicing on old cloth, but when I embroider my first piece, I will post it!

HISchild said...

Lovely! Did you know Sense & Sensibility has gone digital? You can get all the Regency Patterns and the Edwardian Apron Pattern as ePatterns?

Haven't tried the apron ePattern yet but can't imagine that they are "less" quality than the paper patterns.

Farrah said...

That is so beautiful! I love the Sense and Sensibility patterns. Now if I can ever learn to sew them we'd be doing good.

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