Friday, March 12, 2010

Pink Dress

The dress is finished. It has been quite a journey to make what is essentially quite a basic dress, which drove me insane at times but I am happy with it. I used a linen/silk blend from Tessuti which is beautiful to touch and easy to sew.
I used a pattern from Burda magazine 07/2008. After making a muslin I removed the front pleat and added some darts (as well as some to the back). I think I might make another one of these in a print to wear over a long sleeved shirt and leggings for winter.
My copy of Pretty Little Mini Quilts arrived this week. Such gorgeous little quilts
Little bit excited to see mine on the back cover.




12 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

What a pretty pink dress Kate! And how exciting about the quilt -- Congratulations!

Mette aka mettuska said...

What a great dress! Fits so nice. And the book looks really interesting! Nice job!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the colour of your pink dress - it is very striking! Congratulations on your latest publication - I will have to look out for that book. I spotted a few of the quilts on the Craft Hope etsy site and they looked most inspiring.

Kris said...

I didn't know you were in that book! I have seen it before because Mary (white clover stitches) is in it. The pink dress is such a pretty pink. It would be good as a pinafore/jumper too I think.

baoquyen said...

the dress is so pretty, I like the colour of the dress too!

Annie said...

Congrats on the book - it looks like one I would like.

Jenny said...

I had just received that book this week. How exciting to see your quilt in it. I'll have to pull it out again for another look. It has some really cute little quilts in it.
~Jenny~

Gina said...

What a gorgeous dress it is! Congrats on the book thingy, that is SO COOL!!! Pat yourself on the back girlie : )

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Lovely dress for you too. I think it would look great for winter too.

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on the book and your dress looks great........so do the girls in there dresses........

Lee-Anne Stillitano said...

Your dress looks great Kate! Good job! Congrats on the book and making it on the cover back page!

Rach said...

Gorgeous dress and how exciting! In the book and on the back - clever lass!