Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Here's one I didn't prepare ealier

So ModCloth has had this cute dress available in various colours for a while now, including a polka dot version. It's called the Luck Be a Lady Dress. This powder blue version is my favourite.


I really like it, even though I don't think it would completely suit me. It has a high neckline, which usually strangle me. In any case it's kind of pricey, once you factor in postage to Australia. So I'm wondering whether I can make it in either of these patterns.

Butterick 4443. I don't think it looks very shapely here, but I'm sure it could be once it's been filled out by my substantial bosom. It should be easy enough to round out the neckline too.

 Simplicity 1802. The picture here isn't great but you can see it has a lot of shape to it. I think it could be quite effective if made in all one colour. I think I prefer this design... I think?

Remember that 4 day sewing spree I mentioned? Didn't happen.

First the car broke down. AGAIN. Didn't really feel like sewing by the time I'd finished swearing at the bloody thing.

Then I fell down 2 measly stairs in a bar and sprained my ankle. I can't really sit at a sewing machine with one leg sticking out to the side (not comfortably anyway) while I keep my foot up. I have, however, made headway on the leopard print coat and will hopefully be showing it off this week! 
Yay! *attempts cheerfulness*


  1. Oh poop! So sorry about your sprained ankle. Can't wait to see the leopard coat - and I LOVE the second pattern! Sarah xxx

    1. Thank you! I think the second one might be a winner too.

  2. Gorgeousssssssssssssss

  3. I hope you're well now ! I love this shape of dress !

  4. I think I like the second dress look the best. I really like that tie belt.

    Sorry to hear you sprained your ankle. Hope you make a speedy recovery!

    1. Thank you! It's slowing getting better.
      I am leaning more towards the second dress the more I look at it.

  5. Powder blue is so cute , so retro , so stylish :)