Sunday, June 20, 2010

Burda 5775 - finished!

Well, I finally got to my machine today, and I finished my dress. I put in one sleeve, but did not like the look. It seemed to look more matronly on me with the sleeve, so I took it off and bound the armholes with seam bindings. The neckline is finished with a facing. I'm wearing the dress right now, and even though it is pretty fitted, it is comfortable. I think I will get a lot of use out of this this summer.
































I really need to get busy on my sewing. I have a wedding that I'm going to next weekend and I want to make this dress. It's Vogue 8184. I'm planning on doing the strapless version with the collar and fuller skirt. I'm going to make a prototype first, just to be sure I like it. If I don't, I'll probably make something totally different, like maybe a knit dress.

Tomorrow I have absolutely nothing on my calendar that I need to do! You KNOW what I'm going to be doing :-)

Oh, and thanks to all of you who made comments about my knee. As it turns out, I have a torn ACL and now I'm going to need surgery. Unfortunately, the soonest they can get me in is right when school starts. I can't imagine taking off work right then because I don't even know what I'm doing since I'm changing grades. I wouldn't even begin to know how to make sub plans. Also, this is a big deal and I will need to take a minimum of 4 weeks off work. I would wait until Christmas break, but right now I can't kneel, crouch, climb, run, or jump. This is not good. I just bought a new bike, and it's even been giving me trouble on the bike. I want to get it fixed, but I don't want to miss that much work. arghhhh...

16 comments:

Rebecca said...

Great dress! It looks fabulous on you.

Adelaide B said...

Super cute!

Elaray said...

Your new dress looks great!

What bad timing for the knee surgery! A bumpy start to the school year is never fun.

Adrienne said...

BEAUTIFUL! This is my FAVORITE strapless dress pattern! You are making me want to cut my fabric like that lol.

Nancy K said...

This looks fabulous on you!

gwensews said...

That is a gorgeous dress. Wow! Sorry about your knee and the impending surgery. When you have to be "laid up", there is never a good time for it.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The dress is stunning and looks lovely on you!

Marybeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I saw some of that fabric online and didn't get it, and now I'm totally kicking myself! You look beautiful :)))

mom2five said...

What a beautiful dress and it looks great on you!

gail said...

cute sandals! and love the dress. sorry to hear about the torn ACL. can you take off in oct/nov when school is more at an even keel? i would hate for you to have to wait til Christmas.

Gail said...

The temperature will rise when you venture out in this. You look HOT!

Maria said...

That dress is outstanding! It fits beautifully. I'm filled with admiration for your bodice-fitting skills. I'm wrestling with my first-ever muslin, and my results have been nowhere near that gorgeous:

http://chromatophorestudios.com/2010/my-first-muslin-mccalls-5800/

Thank you for posting your lovely dress.

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

You look simply stunning in your new dress. Gerry

Linda T said...

Love your dress. You look so great wearing it!

Cennetta said...

beautiful dress and you look superb in it. Perfect fit.

MareeAlison said...

Nancy - this is a gorgeous dress. Well done.