Monday, August 06, 2007

some finished projects

I took these photos over a month ago but am finally posting to prove that yes, I do occasionally finish and even wear dresses that I make! Here is a duro dress, and a knitted dress.
I especially like the Duro, which I usually wear now with some tan western style boots. It's proven very versatile for going from work to various after-work events, like a fundraiser we had with the Social Justice Council for a Guatamalan mission. The dress is festive and stylish enough for a cocktail reception like that, but business-like enough for the office.
The knitted dress has proven slightly less useful because it's a little bit low-cut and I can't really decide on what shoes are good to wear with it. I don't mind lowcut dresses or tops, in fact I wear them frequently, but I do have to pay more attention when I'm wearing something as plunging as this!
I haven't been sewing quite as much lately, but I'm getting very far along on a nice knitted dress with a cable down the front. It's purple, which I know a lot of people don't like, but I think it will look fab with my red hair and some black boots and denim jacket. Right now it's covered in dog hair unfortunately so I don't really want to take any WIP pictures until I can make it more presentable.
I'm working away at it furiously precisly because I am so tempted to stop. I'm terrible at finishing things before starting other things, and I have an idea for a grey cabled cardigan that I want to use to learn how to use steeks, but if I start that I will have more unfinished projects that will fit in my knitting basket and I promised myself not to do that anymore.


Cherie said...

I am so glad to see your nice dresses! I was hoping you'd jump back into sewing, after the previous post. The dress's colors are very pretty with your hair. Love the longer length, too (of the hair). I can feel unhappy in my skin, also, but I just started sewing after a 10-year hiatus. You and others have "sew" inspired me that I just made a blog, and learned a bit how to post photos etc.

Madfoot said...

that Duro dress is just spectacular! I see similar items around town, but your colors are just so tasty, and the fabric is lovely.

Matroskin said...

Lovely dresses! I came across your blog when I googled whipstitch - I didn't know what kind of stitch it is (making a toy elephant, you see). Isn't it lovely to have indivual garments? I sew loads for myself.