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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Good and Red-y: Simplicity 1650

When I saw this red polka dot fabric (and this blue version still in stash) at Wal-Mart I just had to have it (them).  I was at a store out of my local area and just "happened upon" the fabric section.  It was nice to browse since the store in my area does not sell fabric.  Okay...so it wasn't the most thrilling experience I've had browsing fabric but the two prints definitely got my attention.



My original plan was to marry them up in to one bold, gorgeous garment (still wish I could have done that somehow) but I couldn't find the right project to do so.  I kept changing my mind, going back and forth, in and out, up and down...so I decided to use them separately.



 The skirt (and partial peplum) portion of the dress is cut from a red linen polyester blend that I found in Virginia's stash.  It has a little weight but still on the light side.  The red polka dot fabric is a cotton blend with little stretch and very much on the light side.  To balance things out some, I lined the bodice with a lightweight cotton fabric.

I wanted the pleated peplum version of this dress but did not have enough dotted fabric so I shared  the two fabrics with the peplum to complete the desired look.  I cut 3" into both front and back (peplum) pieces, - which originally measured about 7" - added 5/8"seam allowance to both pieces and VIOLA!

I couldn't have asked for a better result.  One thing is for sure however, I will have this dress professionally cleaned.  The cotton has a tendency to wrinkle easily but the linen blend does not.  I had "a time" (one of Virginia's frequent sayings) ironing this dress!  What a great dress pattern!  Simplicity and Project Runway hit the nail on the head with this one!


Until next time....BE BLESSED!   

23 comments:

  1. You look absolutely fabulous in that dress! I love red.

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  2. This dress is absolutely gorgeous and you look fantastic in it!

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  3. You are looking spectacular Lady! You are working those red polka dots!!! Work-it!!!!

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  4. I can not express ,how much I love this dress.. It is perfect--polka dot and red= perfect!!! and it looks beautiful on you..

    I like the pattern too. Really flattering.

    SO funny to hear you say, " I just happened into the fabric part of walmart".. I just happen into fabric shops ,where ever I go.ha

    Happy sewing.. and congrats on a beautiful outfit.

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  5. What a beautiful dress! The style, color, fabric, pattern......everything, seems just perfect for you.

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  6. That two-tone peplum is to die for! And your photographer is taking some smashing shots of you:)

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  7. This is a beautiful dress, truly beautiful!

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  8. Quite The Outfit! Your solution is ingenious.

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  9. Oh my gosh. This is absolutely gorgeous. Just love it!

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  10. oh my word! I love that!red & polka dots, you can't get much better than that !lol!
    Helen

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  11. Love polka dots! Great find and such a cute outfit!

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  12. Love the polka dots and red. The peplum is my favorite, love how you combined the fabrics. You look fantastic.

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  13. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  14. I love the peplum effect! You look very sharp!

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  15. That outfit is adorable and fits you perfectly!!!! I love polka dots and I love red!!! Wow!!!

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  16. I love your work, and this polka dot red and white is so lovely on you.

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  17. Wow, you look fab! I love polkadots, too! Coincidental I wear a polkadot-blouse in my newest blog-post! :)
    I think your sewing skills are fantastic, the result is perfect.
    And I love your hair, it looks so beautiful in the pics!
    Please tell me, where did you learn German! I was so amazed!!! :)
    Have a great day!
    Stef

    http://seaofteal.blogspot.de

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  18. Another fantastic outfit - you wear them so well. This one is so glamourous - I like the way you have used the fabrics together - great creative solution to a trickly problem :)

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  19. Jaw dropping gorgeous. Love the marriage of those two fabrics. Awesome action pics.

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  20. Dress is gorgeous! You look fabulous in it.

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  21. The dress is beautiful. You look so gorgeous.

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Thanks a bunch for stopping by! BE BLESSED!