Friday, February 26, 2010

One More Reason to Love Sewing....

I was surfing the Boden site for inspirations last night and found the lovely 'Tea Dress'.

A cute summer dress in lovely floral prints with lovely velvet ribbon trim and gathers. A few things I noticed - they don't have sizes larger than 18 and this dress would look very pretty on plus gals! The price tag is way more than most would want to spend at a whopping $128.00. This Boden dress has a close twin .......

Rebecca Taylor's Vogue 1152 pattern

Isn't Rebecca so lovely in her own creation of the V1152 dress in a deep sapphire blue. Just beautiful with her fair skin and blond hair.

This Rebecca Taylor dress retails for $320.00 - Now that is like my monthly car payment!! It is pretty and I would looooove to own it - but alas I am not infinitely rich. Which brings me back to the reason why I love sewing. The only difference I can see is the hemline, that's all  - and at the sale price of $3.99  on my last JoAnn's visit - Well thats much closer to fitting in my budget!

The line drawing is actually prettier than the photo of Vogue 1152. There is a side zipper and the pattern calls for crepe de chine, charmeuse and matte jersey fabrics, but i am wondering if it was made in a knit with a good amount of stretch the side zipper might not be needed. Doing a FBA should also be simple due to the princess seam. Designer clothes made for you with price tags that fit into your budget, you just can't beat that!!!


  1. So pretty. I love drapey smocky things with babydoll lines. These are my "comfort clothes" to be worn after a good day's gardening or hiking, in the company of a glass of chablis and cheese scones.

  2. Rosina, I totally agree! Chablis anyone ;)


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