The winning entry by purple dot is a super cute recreation of a Jason Wu for Target dress. Which I would be also tempted to try if I didn't have a zillion other things on the to-do list.
I just did two posts on how I did the dress which I entered in the contest. To adapt a simple pattern to a color block dress, here are the links in case you would like to see how its done.
Here are the two versions I have made (so far).
The most exciting part of this contest is the prize.
$ 50.00 of Style Arc patterns !
I am looking for suggestions. As you know if you look at this blog, I have PLENTY of dresses, lots of coats and jackets, but when it comes to casual wear I fall back on my extensive collection of jeans, shorts, denim skirts, beachwear and surfer-type T-shirts. Pathetic, right?
Some cute tops or casual shirts are in order. Perhaps a pair of pants. If you have a Style Arc pattern idea that you think might fit in my wardrobe, let me know.
In the meantime, I need to take some photos of the V1287 Donna Karan dress which I wore to our SF sewing/blogging meetup 2 weeks ago. I have mixed feelings on that one.
I also have been taking photos of some items that are in my closet to show you, under the heading of "One Hit Wonders" Know what I'm talking about? Stay tuned :)
In a nod to color-blocking, here is one of the suprising tulips that made an appearance earlier this spring. The tulips weren't a surprise - but the color variations were.
Happy weekend sewing, Beth