Saturday, 4 September 2010

Self Stitched September, 4th

September is a good month for this challenge. Where I live it is the transition from winter to summer dressing (there is not much Spring here), so a wider range of clothes can be used for the month than if the weather was static. Today, however, is Spring, warm, but not so warm that I am getting out my sandals.

September 4

Vogue 8379 dress, silk jersey. This dress is a favourite that I have worn frequently. I made it at the beginning of winter, 2008, but failed to blog about it. I don't think I wrote a review for pattern review but about 100 other people have.
I should retire this dress soon, as the fabric is losing recovery after its 3rd year of wear- I have too much cleavage display by the end of the day - hence the scarf.

Hand knitted scarf, my own(very simple) pattern, viscose/cotton yarn. I lov Joy's comment that knitting is her emergency hobby. Everyone needs one!

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Love the colours in your dress and that scarft is very pretty.

Yes knitting keeps my sanity when I can't sew.

MareeAlison said...

You look absolutely fabulous in that dress. The colour and style are perfect. I love this pattern too. Just wondering if you've ever felted crochet??? I saw a felted crochet rose that a friend would love to have and I've been tracking down patterns. I did find one so I think I'll give it a go. I'm a much better crocheter(?) than knitter.

RuthieK said...

Love the dress, purple is a stunning colour on you. You could always run some fine elastic through the dress neckline to full it up a little bit.

wendy said...

that's beautiful! i LOVE the print and the styling :)

Handmade said...

Wow - the colours - and I thought the orange was superb on you - this is awesome! A very flattering style indeed!