Friday, May 25, 2012

Thank you for voting!

Can I call myself a winner if I took 2nd place?  I asked my family and they said win, place or show qualifies as winning. So thank you to all who voted for my Milly dress recreation at in the Ready-to-Wear contest. 

Ready to Wear (RTW) Contest

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).

Black color block dress front closeColor block blue dress bodice view

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

Red white tulip


  1. Congratulations! As you know, I love Style Arc patterns! However, you and I have different aesthetics, so I hesitate to suggest any specific patterns, though most people (including me) love the draft and fit of the Linda pant, a pull on pant for stretch wovens.

    Have fun choosing!!

  2. Congratulations! I love Milly dresses too. Fantastic job.

  3. Congratulations! Beautiful work. Love the tulips.

  4. Congratulations a lovely dress and worth the win.

  5. Woohoo! Congratulations!

  6. Congratulations! Both versions are fantastic -- the colors are very cool. Your tulip is amazing -- great colors. The lillies in my garden were planted by the previous owner -- they just happened to come back this year. My first year of gardening is a mixed bag so far -- my cilantro has died (RIP) but my catnip is thriving!

  7. Congratulations! I have not tried a style arc yet, but am very tempted as I've heard great things about them, will be very interested to see what you pick and how you find them.

  8. I loved your entry and you certainly deserved to win! Congratulations!

  9. You are absolutely a winner in every way! The dress is beautiful and is so flattering on you.

    I came over from Pattern Review to meet the talented lady that made the lovely dress. I've stayed around awhile this morning just looking at some of your older posts and realized I've been here before (I remembered you had a retro Singer like mine!). I don't know why I didn't sign up as a follower last time but I remedied that today. I look forward to your future posts! ~ Sherry