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Happy New Year and a new dress

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!  I hope 2012 treats you well.  We saw the new year in with our neighbours watching all the fireworks in the area.  They really were quite beautiful.  Instead of a wrap up of 2011 I decided to start the year off with a new dress.


This is the Jamie Christina Mission Maxi.  I bought this fabric with view C in mind (it has a godet in the back), but there wasn't enough so I made view A instead.  This is a great pattern, it has a lovely shape and sews up so quickly. I made a size 14 and the only change I made was to lengthen it by 5 inches and leave it unhemmed.  I still want to make view C so you'll probably see this pattern again before Summer ends.  Which brings me to some goals for 2012...

This year I'd like to use more new (to me) patterns (except for this one, I'm making an exception for it!).  If I like something I tend to make it over and over again.  I think it's time I challenged myself a little more and that includes trying to make things I've never attempted before like bathers and underwear.

So I'm wishing you all good sewing mojo for 2012 and I'm looking forward to continuing to share my sewing journey with you.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice Dress. I can see that you are inspired by Cameron Diaz's purple Oscar Dior gown.

Sharon said...

Very flattrering dress and I hadn't heard of that pattern range, so had to go searching, can see why you want to make version C.

Happy New Year and look forward to sharing our sewing journeys.

Carolyn said...

I immediately thought of Cameron Diaz too... gorgeous colour!
Wishing you a very happy New Year!

Lynneb said...

That is a great dress on you! The color is gorgeous. Happy New Year to you!

Gabrielle said...

Wow - I love that you've made this from such a great, dramatic colour! Needlesss to say it looks great on you too :-)

Bernice said...

Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to following more of your sewing adventures. The dress looks great on you and goes fabulously with the necklace - great colour blocking.