Friday, 20 February 2009

Who knew I could create ANOTHER post based on these sites again?

There has been months of waiting, planning and preparation. Awaiting the new arrival so that the future can begin. The inevitable next stage that has been waiting in the wings. The last part has been the most uncomfortable, for sure. ‘Get on with it!’ I’ve wanted to scream. Well, not long now, next week it’s due....
MY SEWING STUFF!!!!!!!!!!! I can start the process of realisation of all my plans from the last seven and a half months. Umm, well, the plans that actually involve sewing anyway. Spring, the season of new beginnings, coincidentally is also just around the corner (I’m not going to claim an involvement , spring usually rocks on up around this time). So I’ve been checking out what my inspirators have prepared for the coming season. Check this cheekily wearable dress by Built By Wendy:

I know what your thinking: 'Nice, though something feels familiar'. Correct, well done. The top part is JUST LIKE the Anda dress pattern available on Burdastyle. You may or not, depending on whether or not you have seen me in the flesh over the last two summers, remember my African fabric interpretation:

The Built By Wendy discovery has encouraged me to revisit this pattern. I'd say the main fault with my last Anda attempt was that my gathering was neither particularly empire line (under the bust), like this fantastic interpretation:

or particularly waist line, like this beauty:

This purple version also shows how well this pattern translates into stretch fabric. Hmm..... 'Why the hell are you worried about elastic/gathering placement, Zo?', I hear you saying now, 'Haven't you seen the Burdastyle member Spasmodic's creation?'. My, you're mouthy today! But you've got a point:

Well, aside from the tasty assymetric front pleats and a self-belt, what else does Built By Wendy have to bring to the table in terms of Anda-esque design variations? POCKETS! That's what.

1 comment:

Occasional Martha said...

cute dress. I wish I had the gams to pull it off ;)
I love your purple version.

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