Saturday, February 2, 2013

Oscar de la Ackerman?

Well, this is a little disappointing . . . I muslin-ed a semi-fitted shift dress that fit perfectly on top . . . . . . and then hung like a sack over the rest of me.  This was for the pattern that I was going to use for the PR RTW Knockoff (a fabulous Oscar de la Renta design).  I had visions of sewing dozens of gorgeous Carolyn type dresses - smart, professional, comfortable etc.,etc.,etc., and instead I just look like a cylinder on legs.  And it is not as though I can take in darts or use more shaping as I actually look like a cylinder on legs in reality.  Oh well, plan B.




Would you believe that the fabric in each of these fabrics is the same - just goes to show how some patterns mess around with your cameras!!

Anyhow, I love the fabric/lace combination soooo much that I am thinking of mixing my designers and making a Haider Ackerman duster:


I think!  With a black column underneath, I think it will look pretty swish.  But maybe I will change my mind in the time it takes me to prep the fabric and get it cut out!

Voting has now begun for the PR contest One Pattern Many Looks - so why don't you drop in and vote, there are some fabulous garments . . . and if you feel my offerings are worthy, a vote would be appreciated!!


8 comments :

  1. Love the fabric and trims! I went over and voted, too.

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  2. The thing about my dresses is that they are based upon a TNT pattern and what isn't apparent on my blog is how many years it took me to get them to work. Personally, I think you should take a few pics of the muslin and let us see if we can help you perfect the fit. Cause I think with a little work, you can get that dress to fit you and look great on you!

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    1. Carolyn & Judith - that would be fabulous! I will get hubby to take some photos tomorrow. I do appreciate all the work that you both put into your garments, and the fabulous fit that you get, so any pointers would certainly help! I am so excited . . . . !

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  3. I'm with Carolyn on the dress - I have read so many posts where others help, offering little ideas to help pull a vision together. And she would be the perfect one to grab some hints off - she has been there, done that and ticked it off to perfection!
    Lace/fabric is to die for...can't wait to see what you create with it...off to vote (thanks for the reminder)...J

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  4. Those are a particularly lovely combination of fabrics.. and Carolyn is definitely the one to help! Having a terrific tried and true dress pattern is so valuable :)

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  5. I'm sorry that your muslin didn't work - but so glad that you have been offered help. I can't wait to see what comes up with all of this. Love the tops - g

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  6. Carolyn helping with the fit is my idea of sewing heaven, PLEASE say yes so I can see how she does it that woman is a sewing whisperer of the highest order. The fabric is beautiful I am looking forward to seeing the dress.

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  7. Carolyn helping with the fit is my idea of sewing heaven, PLEASE say yes so I can see how she does it that woman is a sewing whisperer of the highest order. The fabric is beautiful I am looking forward to seeing the dress.

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