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A little reward - Simplicity 2054

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I've been having fun crossing things off my Autumn/Winter 2012 list but progress has slowed a little and basically that's because I'm a bit chicken.  Those coats are intimidating and those black pants I so desperately want are scaring me a little bit.  So this past weekend I made a deal with myself - trace out a couple of patterns, muslin the pants and then I could whip up Simplicity 2054 in some beautiful emerald ponti from Tessuti in Melbourne.  And here it is.




Sorry - no pictures on me, I was having a pj day and didn't want to get dressed.  This is such a quickie, I made a straight size 14 and I didn't add any extra length!  I even managed to squeeze out the detachable cowl which I think looks pretty good over a plain white t-shirt too.




With a little bit of luck I'll have some black pants to show you soon.  Suddenly they don't seem so scary anymore :D

6 comments:

katherine h said...

Sounds like a most productive weekend. That dress looks as though it will be very versatile and the colour is gorgeous.

fabric epiphanies said...

That is such a pretty colour and versatile to boot.

My stash doesn't seem that exciting to me. I guess my downfall is that I put things away for "someday" one of my annoying querks. I am really a closet minimalist wannabe!

Carolyn said...

What a magnificent colour! You are right; the cowl looks absolutely gorgeous over that white Tshirt.

Gabrielle said...

Ooh I'm sure that dress is gorgeous on you - such a great colour, and the separate cowl is such a useful idea! I am impressed you are sticking with seasonal sewing too... despite all the summer stuff in the blogosphere!

Bernice said...

Great colour. Your dress looks very versatile. The collar is fabulous

Lynneb said...

Lovely.
Now go ahead and make those pants!