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!


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!