Sunday, January 06, 2008

First dress of the new year

How is it possible to feel va-va-voom yet warm and cozy in these cold winter months? By wearing this dress, Burda 8771, that's how.

This dress might look very familiar to some of you folks. That's because it's an almost exact copy of Christina's awesome dress. I was floored so much by hers that I wanted to make one of my own. Christina graciously lent me the now out of print pattern so I could make it happen. I even used the same fabric but in a different color (I didn't want to seem too much like a copy cat). It's a washable organic wool from Fabric Mart. Any wool that can be washed and looks this amazing is a keeper in my book.

I'm still amazed at how easy this dress was to sew up and how great the end result is. I feel like this is a dress that will never go out of style and one that can be slightly modified for many great looks.

14 comments:

cidell said...

Umm, Christina might have to loan that out again because I dying to make a sweater dress. If mine can be half as cute as your's.....

christina said...

This is sooo flattering on you! Your collar turned out really nice.

Florence said...

That is fantastic! I love the collar...but also your lovely wooden stairs!

loopylulu said...

Is it bad if I wanted to copy the dress too? You look awesome, great sewing start to the year.

Lashell said...

Great dress. I love the collar.

Kathy said...

So GORGEOUS!

Joy said...

You are so incredibly talented it just floors me!! The dress is simply stunning!!

Katie Jean said...

omg I am in total love with that dress! It looks amazing!

Although I'm sure you'd be too hard wearing it today in this 65 degree weather!

Where is fabric mart?

narcissaqtpie said...

Killer dress! You look awesome.

marirob said...

Again, an amazing dress! You look so chic in it!

Raesha D said...

This dress is stunning!!! You did a fantastic job!

Kloth & Bolt said...

Once again I am so inspired by you! This dress is adorable I wouldl soo love to make one! -kb

Catherine Slye said...

wow. va va voom is right...it's gorgeous and I like others, want to make it too, even I could look good in that - I do not possess a dress wearing body - or so I thought...! Excellent sewing as always, I'm always SO impressed! :)

tiffany... said...

that is such a great dress!
what a great way to start the year! i've been wanting a cute sweater dress... hmmm...