Friday, September 24, 2010

1960's Challenge Dress, Testing, and Celebrate Yellow

I was able to combine testing with two challenges on this one! Woooo hooooo!



I was so thrilled to get an opportunity to test for Ellie Inspired. Laura and I "met" on sewforum. I have always admired her work and when I saw her preview of 'Daddy's Girl'- I was in love.

I knew I could use it for my 1960's challenge channeling Doris Day and Down with Love- favorites! :)
I immediately knew what fabric I wanted to make it in and rushed out to get it.

This is a polyester suiting from Hancock Fabrics. It's one of the most expensive fabrics I've ever purchased (Thank goodness it was 53% off) cause I really love it.



I'm so glad I splurged instead of buying the cheap, flannel houndstooth I was going to get. I love the little buttons down the back and the little cuffs on the sleeves.




After much deliberation about which buttons to use for the front,



I decided to Celebrate Yellow
Ella was leery at first, but wound up loving it.



And using this photo as inspiration



I made a little shrug to go with it.



I used this free pattern from YouCanMakeThis.com. Of course, adding the BIG yellow buttons




and lining it with bright yellow, too.



I made them both a little bigger so that Ella can wear them to school next year.
.... I hate thinking about that. I will miss her so much, but since she can't wear dress up clothes to Kindergarten.....



I like the 1960's. :)

Buy Daddy's girl here or check out the other testers photos here.

Or maybe you want to do the Decades Challenge or Celebrate Yellow. So many fun things to do and see!

oh.... and I also found another sewing forum this week. I'm so excited. It's called EverythingSewing. Go check it out.

11 comments:

ElegantSnobbery said...

Aaaah, that is the CUTEST thing ever!! What an awesome job, and a super cute model!!

Kimberlee said...

I adore those buttons! They just finish off the outfit. You are doing awesome on all these retro outfits.

ShirleyC said...

You did a great job, as always. Nicole, I didn't know you didn't know about ES. It's a great place. I'm glad you found it.

Mama Lusco said...

Just darling! I really like that collar and puff sleeves. So cute!

Mrs.Fitz said...

So sweet!!!!

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

I love it! As always--you are so freakin' talented! I love that you could combine things to save time as well--so smart! I should do that more. Have a great weekend! And thanks for participating! I always look forward to what you will make!

Jeannine said...

Lovely! Reminds me of a jacket my mom used to have. She wore it all the time.

Goosegirl said...

Oh Nicole, I love it! The dress is just too too cute! And of course your girly is darling in it.
I love the 1960s too and Doris Day is my favorite!

Justine said...

This is such a cute dress! Nice patter and material too!


Just Better Together is having a giveaway!

crystal_crtr2 said...

I love it!! You always make the cutest things!! I'm glad that you posted pics of the pattern, because the website has such small ones. Yours really shows how cute the dress is.

Tara said...

What pattern (if any) did you use for the dress? It's absolutely adorable!