Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lisette Passport Dress

Hi peeps,

Wow, some more sewing for me.  Yes, I finally made the Lisette Passport Dress for myself, I have had the pattern since early March.  I love this one so much more than the Lisette Continental Dress that I made last month.  To be honest, I have hardly worn my Continental Dress.
Dress 2
The sizing, for me, was again all over the place.  I adjusted as I went along, taking some length off the bodice and tapering the armholes, as they were gaping.  Next time, and I am sure there will be a next time, I will remove 1cm from the bodice horizontally, as the bodice is still a little too big on me.  I noted all my changes on my pattern pieces so next time it will be much quicker and easier to make.
Dress 1 
I used a light weight, denim-like fabric that I found at the fabric street market in Sham Shui Po.  It is a great fabric to dress up, I knew I wanted to add a pocket and use a different fabric for the armhole.  It is nice and light, perfect for the warmer weather in Hong Kong now it is summer.  I can add a skivvy and tights and wear it in winter too.

Here's all of me, feeling like a dork posing for photos.
Dress 3
I'll definitely be making this dress again.  First, I have these two other patterns I want to try.  When I decide which dress I like the most, I'll be making some out of these fabrics that I love.
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Happy Creative Space Day to you.  What are you making/baking/crafting today?

Cat.

* Flower brooch made by Cam from CurlyPops.
** Necklace made by Lauren Williams.

17 comments:

  1. I love it! And it looks great in the denim with the coloured trim and accessories!

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  2. Love your dress! You're so right about it being perfect for summer and layering in winter. You can't go wrong with that style and fabric.

    I love those streets in Sham Shui Po. When I was there I wanted all the buttons and ribbons! :)

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  3. You look lovely Cat, it's a beautiful dress, love the little heart pocket and the rims around the arms, just gorgeous! Oh and the red shoes are divine. You are so clever xo

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  4. Cat the dress is gorgeous and you look beautiful in it! I love the denim with the trimmings! Looking forward to checkint out more of your awesome creations!

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  5. What a great dress! You did a fabulous job - I love the little toadstool heart on it!

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  6. It looks great! Well done.

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  7. I love it! Especially the heart... very cute! You're inspiring me to make something nice for myself :)

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  8. Looks great, I and I agree with you ~ I like this one more than the continental dress.

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  9. Love it! Great job & love the decorative touch!

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  10. Love the denim, doesn't it look great. My vote is for the wrap dress next!

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  11. What a cute dress, it turned out well. So nice to find a style you know you'll wear again and again.

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  12. Great dress, and love your choice of fabric and trim! xx

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  13. It looks stunning on you Cat. Great to get a glimpse of your apartment too!

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  14. You don't look like a "dork"...it's a great dress and I am glad we got to see it on you looking lovely. x

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  15. gorgeous little frock, well done!

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  16. i love the heart on your denim. it look likes more colorfull and feminine. :)

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  17. Getting patterns just right is always a trial and error thing --- However when you have cut the pattern to bits and got it to fit your bits Wow it makes a difference. My girls arrive on Monday .

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Thank you for your comments. I always try to reply back to you and/or check out your blog, but some days this is not possible. Nice to meet you. Cat