Thursday, November 15, 2007

Neglected Views

Supastars….every pattern has one. That one view everyone and their mama’s mama want to dig in and sew. One recent Supastar was view B of Simplicity 3631. Erica, Adrienne, and Lovely to name a few, rocked out their precious renditions. Who can forget view 117 from the September issue of BWOF? Cidell, Christina, Toya, and Erica had me upset that I wasn’t hip to BWOF until recently.

What about the neglected views? The A’s, B’s C’s we never find on PatternReview.com. The ones everyone seems to pass over. Usually plain and serving as a complement or accessory to the Supastar, busy home sewers would rather reserve their time for another fabulous Supastar. Meanwhile, the other views stay patiently waiting nicely folded on their original creases in the envelope. (Shed a tear)

I’m dedicating the post and a project to a neglected view. After all someone took the time to design it and it needs a lil love too. I’m working on view C (jumper dress) of Simplicity 3631. But I’m not just going to make it; I’m jazzing up this Cinderella and taking her to the ball!!

I sought inspiration from this Rebecca Taylor dress from the cover of the November Lucky Magazine. It’s simple yet bold at the same time. Here is what I bought: Cream double knit, cream China silk for the lining, and the beads from Joyce (some sewn and some iron-on). Everything came up to less than $60, compare that to the $400 this dress retails for.





I intend on making 3 design alterations aside from fitting. Dropping the neckline, widening the armscye, and mirroring the inverted pleat of the skirt into the bodice.

Lastly, this project prompted me to ask Christina about sewing knits. View her response post here. (Thanks again!)

14 comments :

Adrienne said...

Girl I can not WAIT to see your dress!!!! I am getting ready to do something similar with gemstones, "IF" it works!!!!!!

cidell said...

Chortle. Love that neglected views.

Sheila said...

Great post and looking forward to your inspirational Rebecca Taylor dress.

toya said...

that dress is so cute, can't wait -o see what you do and china silk, ooh, just the thought of it YUM
I will be back to see your progress
PS.. bwof 09-2007-117 is a classic, like the little black sheath dress IMO, lol

Erica B. said...

That dress is going to be pure hotness!

Angie R said...

I made that dress in gray flannel! I can't wait to see your glammed out version!

Kelroc said...

This is the first time I read your site. I like it. Love the dress idea. Can't wait to see it.

Lashell said...

I can't wait to see your dress.

C. Dishmey said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence all! Let me get crackin' at it!

christina said...

Oooh, just looking at your supplies is getting me excited!

gold said...

OOOOh girl I can't wait to see the neglected jumper when you finish.I know it is going to look fantastic!!

Lovely said...

Now that's what I am talking about! You have brought a lot of Diva quality to this dress! I can't wait. I think we should all try to do one "neglected" view as well! We can have an e-girlfriends challenge! LOL

narcissaqtpie said...

Thanks to Miss Lovely (that's sew live) I found your blog! Looking forward to seeing the dress.

Nancy (nanflan) said...

I just discovered your blog thanks to Cidell. I love that dress too, and a look forward to seeing your interpretation!