2/16/12

What I wore Today - Red & Flowers

New York temps have been mild this Winter and I have been taking advantage of it. I've been wearing a lot of dresses and of course most of them are wrap dresses.  My latest count for making them I believe is about a dozen... seriously.  I saw this dress on Polyvore (Long Sleeve Oriental Print Flower Mock Wrap Dress) and it immediately reminded me of the fabric I purchased last December.

Eastex dress


Scored 2 yards of grey/black floral knit at my favorite spot Fulton Fabric last December.  I had  stopped by to pick up more fabric for inifinity scarves and while there, the sales clerk was re-rolling the fabric on to a bolt.  The sales clerk is such a fabric enabler....lol.  He turned to me as I was standing near the cashier's counter and asked if I like it & simultaneously arching his bushy eyebrows and I replied yes. I copped a feel and immediately asked if I could get two yards of it, of course he did the index finger shake... no no Missus... you must wait til I finish.    It was during my lunch break and I had already spent too much time there and vowed to return later.... and so rightly I did...





The fabric is a poly/spandex knit and has great drape... The dress is another remake from my rtw wrap dress template.


The dress went together quickly, all the seams were serged, opted out of the ties and instead sewed the overlay skirt to the under skirt and machine hemmed the skirt. Debated whether I wanted it sleeveless or with sleeves and in the end went with short sleeves, which were also machine hemmed.


Simple, comfortable and perfect for today temps.


Until then... Hoping your Week is going Good.

17 comments:

Joyce in NC said...

You did a great job and it looks lovely on you!

alethia said...

Awesome, such a great fitting dress and I love the cardigan.

velosewer said...

That's lovely. You also have a very neat sewing room.

Mary said...

Oh, I love this dress, especially with the pink cardi. 12 dresses? Wasn't that a movie?

Lori said...

That looks great

MushyWear said...

Another winning wrap dress for sure!

Carol said...

I am the only woman without a wrap dress in her closet. As soon as I finish my SWAP I really think I need to make one. I love the grey and red combination and I really like the print. You look lovely, as always!

Faye Lewis said...

Your iconic wrap dress are always such a hit!

Debbie Cook said...

Oh, very nice! I especially like the pop of color with the cardi.

Beth O. said...

So very pretty and a great fit too!
I have a knit wrap dress next in line but I was thinking of bumping it and working on something else tomorrow, now I'm inspired again to make it.

Sister said...

(Carol, you are not the only woman without a wrap dress! I tried one - it was awful on me and I posted the pics to prove it.) Sheila, when you say it went together quickly...what is "quickly" to you? Like, 1 hour would be quickly to me, maybe even 2 hours for a finished garment. This looks fabulous, as usual, but how long did it take for real?

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Your dress is very pretty! The weather has been really mild and perfect for wearing dresses, hasn't it!

Minnie said...

I love your wrap dresses and they look beautiful on you.

sonoemi said...

Beautiful dress and the fit is perfect!

Candice said...

Very lovely Sheila! I too love the pop of color with the cardigan!

del said...

Love that fabric! The dress is amazing, as always.

Sheila said...

Thank you for the beautiful compliments.

@ Velosewer: Thanks, I make every effort to keep all my crafty paraphernalia in its place. The room is multi-purpose, serves as a dressing room, reading, exercise, etc.

@ Mary: lol... its 27 dresses, at the rate I'm going I just may get there.

@ Carol: you have a fabulous collection of sheath dresses and can understand not having a wrap dress in the mix.

@ Debbie & Carolyn: you have played a big part in my love of cardigans.

@ Beth: looking forward to your dress.

@ Sister: Quick for me is 4 - 6 hours if I don't diddle & daddle.