14.6.10

Bouncing Balls Wrap

I have whipped up another version of the Butterick 5454 wrap dress.  It is such a quick pattern.  I did shorten the bodice a little on this one.  I helped a friend make a wrap dress so this is the 3rd time for this pattern...it is unlike me to get economical with patterns, but I wanted a more wash 'n wear version of this dress.


The fabric is a viscose knit from Tessuti.  The graphic print is a bit of a change for me.  I almost feel like I got dressed from somebody else's wardrobe.  A photographer friend told me that the fabric would be hard to photograph.  It is a bit hard to tell, but the "balls" are all black and white striped.  (BTW Tessuti have Liberty knits in...I didn't even know that Liberty made knits.  Check them out.)


I am wearing the dress over some pants I made before I started blogging.  The pattern is Vogue alice + olivia 2907.  I made the version with side tabs and buttons, which look great, but nobody has ever seen them because I don't tuck my shirts in.  I remember being quite excited when I found the fabric.  I had previously purchased a brown pinstripe denim from Kerryn's fabric world for $30/m.  On holidays in Adelaide, I found the same fabric in charcoal for $6/m.  Worth the bunfight it took to go fabric shopping!

Anyway, must dash off to work now, in my new dress.

9 comments:

  1. Great dress! It looks fabulous over the pants - I've always loved that combo look. The colours are quite striking too.

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  2. ooh I love it - this is the way I like dressing - perhaps you got it from my wardrobe - oh I wish!

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  3. Absolutely love it. The fabric is very - Bernice said it well - striking!

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  4. W.O.W I love it! It's very Diane Von Furstenberg.

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  5. You have an amazing style! Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant creations. So inspiring. The pattern company's need to compensate you.
    Cheers,
    Leslie

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  6. Wow, looks great! Especially over the slim jeans.

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  7. Lookin' good, lady! The style really suits you.

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  8. Great looking dress, I love the print!

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