Monday, 13 April 2009

Like spring...even summer

I just finished a dress with the help of my sewing teacher and I must say that when I look at it I feel like spring (we are still wearing winter clothes at the moment) or even summer. It's such a colorful fabric and as strange as it may seem one of the few black pieces of clothing that I own. The dress is at 99% inspired by a Nani Iro pattern but adjusted to my skinny-flat-boobs-long-torso-kinda-wide-hips body! I can't wait to wear it!!!

Since my Lines & Shapes books are still orphans (the winner didn't contact me with her address) I just picked another winner. And the winner is: sarahkeith from Dear Little Water.

Have a lovely week blog friends xox

26 comments:

Veronica Darling... said...

I love black backgrounds with bright prints, I'd love a dress like this! You're so model-esque!

xoxo

Ali said...

It's gorgeous Claudia.

Angela said...

Hi! I just found your blog. Very interesting! Love this dress!

sk said...

I'm SO THRILLED that I won the books! Thank you thank you thank you! And thanks some more. seriously!

Also, WOW! That dress is completely amazing. Jolly good show!

sew nancy said...

it's gorgeous and you look lovely in it

Kirsten said...

Your dress is stunning! I can't get over the gorgeous fabric. Seriously, I can't stop looking at it. You did such an amazing job!

Ritz said...

your dress came out so beautifully! I have that book too and I think that you (and your teacher) are right to be inspired by the patterns but to modify them too. good job!

PS Is double gauze hard to sew? I have some that I haven't had the chance to use yet. any tips?

Di said...

The dress is fantastic! I think that the fabric is just perfect (I am a black freak but that fabric would mean I was wearing colour!)

la casita de wendy said...

This dress is amazing!!! i love it and your blog too;)

Bridget said...

Fabulous dress! I love the uber bright prints against the black. Well done.

jen b said...

that dress is gorgeous and looks absolutely beautiful on you. by the way if you ever tire of it you can send it to me. we apparently have the same figure.
skinny-flat-boobs-long-torso-kinda-wide-hips

Liz said...

Beautiful - you and the dress.

nicole said...

Your dress turned out beautifully. I made a kimono-style dressing gown with the same fabric (pale blue version) and love it. I can imagine it would feel so good as a summer dress.

Did you purchase the fabric in Montreal? I bought mine in NYC, but am hoping Nani Iro is available somewhere near me.

two hippos said...

what a fabulous dress and in a great fabric too. Where did you buy the book from?

trinamac said...

Bummer, I e-mailed you my address at clo_wn@hotmail.com because that's the e-mail on your profile page. Is that not valid anymore?
Trinamac

melissa said...

such a pretty dress!

and as for the "naughty" french book, it's more like mischievous...it has a lot of swear words and slang. :)

debbie said...

you're so talented, wish i could sew like that!

Julija's wardrobe... said...

Lovely!! I like the pattern and fabric of NANI IRO!!

Anonymous said...

lovely pattern...lovely colours...
nancy

Sandy said...

it's a lovely pattern/print and the dress looks great on you.

Camilla said...

I love that fabric!

designsbylucy said...

just discovered your blog, great, love the dress too x

Rachel said...

Beautiful, beautiful dress!

iknitipurl said...

The dress looks beautiful on you. I hope you get some warm weather so you can wear it soon!

lauren said...

YOU seem to be destined for great things! This dress is a feat!

anna said...

Claudia! I'm just now catching up on your blog after a long time away and it's fantastic!

I am obsessed with Nani Iro and have the book with this pattern, but can't figure how to make it -- I'm going to try this weekend, though :)

I'm in your part of the world, now -- we moved from LA to Vermont last year -- so I'm sending you good thoughts from down here!