Thursday, November 27, 2008

Out of this world

The GalaxE Dress

aka Vogue 8280. I had the fabric cut by Sunday night and wore it to Thanksgiving dinner :)

I have to say that Vogue left much to be desired with these instructions... check out number 7 here- they didn't even finish their sentence.
The lace was scalloped on both edges and had beautiful body- not stiff at all. Just a bit of stretch.

It was a Jomar $1/yard special. The underlining is a cotton linenish blend with a beautiful sheen on the finished side. It was on the "designer" table at Jomar, a 4 yard remnant for $2/yd. I'm so glad I thought to use it under something, because it wrinkles like a bee otch. I cut my own belt and recycled a used buckle I had on hand.

It's everything I dreamed it would be :)

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Ah, family holidays... loving reminders of why we are the way we are. Take this for example :

me on my grandmother's sofa, circa 1977

That beautiful blend of bodacious prints was the calling card of my grandmother's style, and heavily influenced my sense of fashion. Oh, I know what you're thinking. You have no idea.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :)



AllisonC said...

Fantastic dress! it does not look like teh fabric was $1 a yard and it definitely does not look like you made it in 4 days - amazing! Amazing sofa too!

Dawn said...

That dress *is* out of this world. So beautiful. I love the contrast of the two different pieces of fabric.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That dress is absolutely stunning on you! I loved that you achieved such a high quality effect with such a low cost!!!! And I'm still mad that y'all decided to go to Jomars on a Friday!!!

Sheila said...

Stunning dress.

cidell said...

You look amazing and I adore that photo with the dolls!

Kristy said...

I love love love your dress! I've made this three times which I thought was enough, but none are as elegant as your version so I can see me doing another heavily inspired by your creation (hope you don't mind!) And I agree, the directions are pretty useless

Linda said...

Your dress is lovely! Great job.