Friday, July 11, 2008

Think Pink.

I love, love, love pink in just about any shade. At one time in my previous Minneapolis life I decided to play a little game and see how many days I could wear a different pink outfit to work. Care to guess? 10. That's ten days of pink (this is also a time where I made everything I wore except T-shirts, jeans, and undergarments). I haven't even been close to that in a very long time and even though I did plan my summer outfits, pink was supposed to be a secondary color.

Anyway, here are the most recent pink additions to my wardrobe. Somehow I've gotten into a routine of starting a dress on Saturday and getting up early to finish Sunday so I could wear it to church - sound familiar, anyone? These are two of those dresses.

Very Easy Vogue 8379 - is there anyone who doesn't have this pattern? If I add to PR, it will be the shortest review I've ever written.
Okay, I did change the pattern a little. I made it sleeveless. At first I finished the sleeves as they were, but there was a lot of pulling in the ol' armpit so I dropped the armscye down about an inch. Secondly, I followed Sandra Betzina's wrap skirt idea (I think that's where I read about it) and made the under panel a complete front instead of a left-side+ panel. Can I tell you how glad I was that I made this change? The day I wore it to church we had our doughnuts outside and the wind took complete control - not to worry. Nobody saw anything they shouldn't have!


Very Easy Vogue - 8241
This dress has yet to be worn in public. I've had it cut out since before my Dreamgirls datenight (it was one of the dress candidates), but just got this feeling early on that it wasn't going to be what I imagined. So I made it and I was right. It's just an eh dress. I've since decided that what it needs is a very special fabric. This poly CDC isn't cutting it (even if it is pink). You can read my sewing details by clicking on the review at right. (Come back soon, it isn't written yet!) The don't likes are, the neckline was too high, the sleeveless sleeves were, and still are if you look closely, too high. And I hate when they have you put the elastic in the seam allowances. It always makes the waistline stand out, away from your body.

Gonna continue this later. The families due home and I'm in charge of the pizza tonight.

10 comments:

Adrienne said...

Both dresses look fab! I love the changes you made to the wrap dress!

Patty said...

I love pink, too, and your new dresses are very cute! In fact, I find myself buying lots of brown fabric for my winter wardrobe....and what better to go with brown than pink!!

Summerset said...

The changes to the wrap dress were smart! Very nicely done. I get up early on Sunday morning to sew before church, too. Usually I can get an hour or two of peace and quiet that way.

Alexandra said...

I think both dresses look great on you. I like how you changed the wrap skirt to a more modest design.

Caity said...

Dresses look great! But now I am sooooo earwormed by "Think Pink" from Funny Face - arrrggggh!

Dawn said...

Wow. Love both of those dresses!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love the wrap dress and the full panel underneath! What a wonderful idea...and I totally understand your concerns about the second dress. It isn't bad...just not quite right!

Linda said...

I don't have Vogue 8379 but really I should get it. It is a very nice looking dress on everyone who has reviewed it. I like what you did with the full panel. Great idea.

I like your other pink dress and perhaps if you went back and added some trim at the neckline/armholes it would give it just a little extra.

You look "pretty in pink".

LauraLo said...

I am not a big fan of pink, but I must say the colours and the dresses look gorgeous on you! Very feminine and flattering.

Cennetta said...

Both dresses are very nice. I especially like to wrap dress. I'm also a fan of pink. Funny thing is I don't have very much of it in my wardrobe. Hmmmm..., lol When I was younger, I practice the same sewing habit as you. Start dress on Saturday, wear it to church on Sunday. Thanks for sharing.