Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Double Knit Double Take

So, my double knit has arrived. Specifically, it's Sophia ponte di roma, which Fayedoll blogged about. (Thanks, Faye!) I'm happy to say it feels really nice in person. I may have initially made the mistake of buying some cheaper fabric which was all scratchy and icky. It was immediately sent back.


This means that it's decision time for my color block dress project. The winner: a re-do of the BurdaStyle Cover Dress (09-2010-122). My decision is twofold. First, I can basically cut and sew this dress without much fuss since I've already gone through the fitting and altering process. Second, I'm pretty jazzed at how comfy and flattering the first version is, so I think a second version will be a win.



The plan is, from the top to bottom, white (top 2 pieces + sleeves), then green (midriff + upper waist), purple (lower waist + hip) and finally black (skirt). I may play around with that a bit. And I'm not entirely sure how I want to handle the back yet. (Thanks for sending me the line art, T Sedai! I just don't understand why Burda makes things so difficult!)

That said, I still plan to make a black sheath in the near future AND, if the color block trend continues into the spring, I may dissect Butterick 5559 and make it into a color block dress, too.  I envision that dress in a combination of sunrise colors - yellow, orange, and red. Maybe some hot pink.

At the moment, I'm still plugging away at the camo diaper bag. It's rather involved for a bag - pockets and pouches everywhere.  But I hope to finish up this weekend.

10 comments:

puu said...

mmm...all of that sounds really promising. can't wait to see it!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

This will look so cool when it's done.

Reethi said...

Ooh, I love the colours you picked! Can't wait to see it done (at which point, I might have to shamelessly copy you.)

Faye Lewis said...

Your plans for a double knit color blocked project thrills me so. I have oodles of ponte de roma, and one 5 yard piece of the most yummy black double knit that I purchased on a NYC fabric district trip. Been saving it for "i don't know exactly what" for almost two years. So I've got lots to work with for a color blocked dress. I think the colors you are talking about will knock our socks off gorgeous, can't wait to see it.

Sewtellme said...

That fabric is the best to work with if it is good quality. It's so tricky when ordering online because it is definitely not all created equal. I can't wait to see your color-blocked project.

Juliette Sewing And Style said...

yes... or you can make a new multicoloured dress from Burdastyle magazine 2/2010

T. Sedai said...

They have a line drawing at the Russian Burda archives:

http://www.osinka.ru/Zhurnaly/2010/burda/burda_09/slides/32.html

(The website is in Russian, but automatic browser translations makes that issue rather moot. Also, website has images dating back to 2000, so be careful because you can waste a LOT of time on that website. It can also lead to a frightening increase in ebay purchases and stashed patterns.)

In any case, I LOVE your colors! When I was in elementary school I was informed by another girl that "green and purple do NOT go together." Of course, that girl was wearing a jacket of green, purple, and navy. Which I dutifully pointed out to her. She stopped talking and I kept wearing green and purple. So suffice it to say I am more than a little excited to see your version.

Also, the sun-ray Butterick dress sounds AMAZING and you have to make it because I want to see it!

Clio said...

LOL, thanks everyone!

@ Juliette - I like that dress too, but I'm really not sure how much I like it color blocked, if that makes sense.

Catherine Daze said...

That's such a great dress. I was reading the other day that green, white, and violet is a colour combination that was worn by suffragettes: Give Women Votes.

Clio said...

Oh, I love little historical facts like that. I'm going to have to call this my Suffragette Dress!