You know the sweet French stewardess from Pan Am?
What do you think ?
Yes, here come some teaser shots of the finished New Look 6000. Apologies they are in poor indoor evening light & I will try to get some better ones in daylight at the weekend. So you know I was going to debut this dress at our team’s Christmas drinkie-poos? Well, unfortunately I was ill, & clearly SO essential was I, that it was cancelled when I couldn’t make it. (I think I’d built their expectation levels to a frenzy over this dress, & they couldn’t cope with the disappointment of not seeing it)*. What that means is that this dress has not been road tested: this evening’s wear for photos was its first real try on. Have I left enough ease in it I wonder? What’ll it be like sitting down (after all the planning to manage the strain over my not slimline rump)? The answers to that question remain to be seen.
I do REALLY like this dress. I have written about some of its construction here, the joys of underlining & my personal variations. I am not totally sure if I have go the fit completely right (although in the photo above I am twisting slightly which is perhaps the cause of the creases above the waistline). Styling wise, I want to make more of these! Jane has made a glorious version in doubleknit without a zip. How wonderful would that be? Not only is it a lovely dress to make, I can see it being made out of lots of different kinds of fabric (Oh, funny that, how amazing would it be to see everyone’s makes in “New Look 6000 Fest” ?
I can’t wait! I am so excited at seeing other people’s frocks!!
Ha ha ha some more – still haven’t made a groovy blog button …. in design though – I’ll try to have something finished over the weekend. Anyway, plan is to start the grand reveal from the 19th December when anyone who’s joined this party & is ready to show & shine.
Please leave me a link to your blog post or email me your pictures & anything you’d like me to display (eg fabric details) I think it would also be good to have a “likeometer” rating showing your personal satisfaction with the frock out of 10? Maybe details of its first outing & how many unsolicited comments of admiration you received?
If you haven’t a blog, please email me at: scruffybadgertime(at)gmail(dot)com
And check back on the 19th to see who’s in so far! If you haven’t quite finished, no worries, leave a status report & Ill share that too….
*Actually, we’re only a small team & 2/5 of us were unable to come, clearly the other three didn’t like each other enough to spend too much social time together……