Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Yellow Summer Dress

You know I've been dreaming of having a yellow dress. :-) Well, now I have one. :-)

Pattern Description: B4443, a sleeveless dress or jumper

Pattern Sizing: size 10

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes :-)

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the directions were quite easy to understand.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I just... like it! :-D I love the style.

Fabric Used: Yellow linen-look fabric from JoAnn's. (65% polyester, 35% rayon, if I remember right :-) )

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I just shortened the bodice a teeny bit, though after finishing the dress and comparing it with the last dress I made in this style, I don't think that was necessarily. Still, it fits just fine. :-) Next time, though, I think I will lengthen the skirt, as it is a little shorter than I am used to wearing. (I meant to lengthen it this time but had already cut the piece out when I realized I had forgotten!! :-o )

Would you sew it again? I might, though this was the third time I made a dress with this pattern and I should probably branch out a little. :-)

Would you recommend it to others? Ohhhh yes! :-)


P.S. I did not make the shrug. It's from J. C. Penny's. :-) The dress is sleeveless and I prefer to wear a jacket over it. :-)

13 comments:

Celine said...

oooo! Love it!

Where are you going to wear it?

Caroline said...

Your dress is very pretty! I think I have that pattern, maybe I should give it a try one day!

Elinor Dashwood said...

Thanks. :-)
Celine, I think I will probably wear it to church and other dress-up situations. :-)
Caroline, I think you will enjoy working with the pattern. It really is a nice pattern and pretty easy! :-)

Atlanta said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Ana said...

Very lovely, Dear.

Samantha said...

Lovely dress! I really like the color. =)

~Samantha

SinginginHisName said...

I love it Melanie!!!! I love yellow as well and just yesterday I started working on my own new dress! You can see details over at my blog about my projects. I also will be posting about a new circle skirt I cut out last night. the sewing bug has hit again! :)

I love love love the yellow dress and what a wonderful outfit! so spring like! congrats on another successful project!

Rebecca

Alaina said...

That's really pretty! I like that shade of yellow.

Anonymous said...

Good work! Nice summery outfit - love it with the shrug.

Maggie S.

Elinor Dashwood said...

Maggie!
I am attempting to contact you this way... I'm not sure how else to. :-) My computer has been having issues and had to be cleaned out and I may have lost your email address and your last email... so I haven't forgotten about you, but I... don't have your address anymore. Can you resend me your last email?
~Melanie

Laura said...

Dear Miss Melanie,
What a lovely dress...you did a wonderful job! I saw some similar fabric in the store not long ago and have been toying with using it on a vintage dress pattern. You've inspired me! By the way, I enjoy reading your family's blog...thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Mrs. Laura

Teddy said...

Wear it to church soon! :-)

Amy said...

I love it! It's very pretty and feminine looking!