Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The 'Lady of the Lake' Dress or McCall 3228

Do you like my new logo and blog layout?  David did the logo for me and I LOVE it!!!!  I've been wanting to switch to a white background for some time and this is just perfect!

Here's some photos of my newest creation.  This should actually be called the 'Lady of the Stream' outfit...hehehehe

This is my version of McCall 3228 for this week's theme of black and white at the Sew Weekly.  I don't usually do busy prints but I thought this was a nice one. It's synthetic but has a nice drape to it.

It has a 'bloused' effect which was popular in 1939/1940 patterns in that the top of the dress looks like a blouse that has been tucked in.

I used a really cute white rose trim at the neckline and pearl buttons, buckle and link buttons.

Since the theme was to incorporate a hat as well, I have this little late '40's hat that goes perfectly! It's got the most adorable feathers on the top.

I really like it!  I've got tons more photos to share but I'll save some of them for another post :)

33 comments:

  1. Wonderful, I love the "busy" print. Sometimes changing what you normally wear is fun. I love the photos with your cute hat too. Great job!

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  2. This is fantastic dress!
    And that hat<3

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  3. Love the new logo - looks fabulous! :-) (Love the dress as well, of course.)

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  4. I like the new banner, it's so cool and how lovely of David to make it for you!

    Great dress! I like that style on other people, but I tend to edit out the "blousiness" of those patterns when I make them. Such a cool little dress, and I love the hat. :)

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  5. Gorgeous. I love the print. You always have such lovely scenery in your photos as well.
    The new header and background look great.

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  6. Love your new header! Very cute, and perfect for your blog.

    Your dress looks absolutely adorable, I really like the "bloused" effect - it makes it all the more special, I think! :-)

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  7. Fabulous! What more can I say, and the hat...!

    Love the new look banner. You're very lucky to have someone who can do that.

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  8. Yes - I love your new header, it really suits your style! And so does the dress - it's gorgeous.

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  9. delightful! and so very delicious! I love the layout and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside =-)

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  10. Gorgeous! And the hat really suit you!. Love the bloused back!

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  11. This is wonderful! I love the way the fabric hangs- the blouse effect is fantastic.
    Your shoes and hat are perfect for this outfit, well done!

    Also, the new banner is great! I noticed it as soon as the page loaded!

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  12. Thanks for the comments on the logo banner. It's been fun making it for Debi, and she seems well pleased. I'm still cleaning it up a bit and tweaking it to fit. I finally got the code to centre it, which makes me happy.

    I know it loads differently depending on your browser, so if there are any problems with the layout that jump out at you, please let me know here, and I'll fix them.

    As ever, thanks for supporting Debi in her new favourite hobby!
    -David

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  13. Beautiful dress - you have captured this gorgeous vintage style perfectly! I love David's new logo - it looks very professional and is exactly right for your blog.

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  14. Great new logo! Perfect for your blog. And these photos are all so pretty!

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  15. It's just lovely, and what a great pairing with the hat! I love that it has a little self belt, too.

    The logo is spot on as well, fantastic!

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  16. The print is fabulous! It's such a great style as well, so timeless! Fantastic job!

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  17. Beautiful! I just Love that last picture ; )

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  18. I love the pleats on the back of the bodice and I love your new banner!

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  19. Lovely dress, your talent amazes me.x

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  20. Lovely! You did a great job and it looks wonderful on you! The new layout i great!

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  21. As always, you look lovely. I love the way you style your photos.

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  22. your new layout is LOVERLY! kudos to the man, good with a drink, good with the tech. gotta love that

    and mais oui, bien sur, i love your dress.

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  23. Lovely outfit! The shoes are just perfect with it.

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  24. The dress looks fabulous. And the hat is adorable! The new layout looks good too.

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  25. The banner at the top of your blog is PERFECT for you!

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  26. fabulous! the hat is lovely as is the new layout of the blog!

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  27. The new blog layout is fabulous! I love the Macintosh motif in the background. Fantastic job on the dress! :)

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  28. So, so gorgeous!!! You look like a movie star from a 40s film noir (I may or may not have been watching too many of those lately. hehe!). So pretty--and that hat! *swoon*

    Love your new header too--beautiful! :)

    Also wanted to say I am mightily behind in commenting on your older posts (having been out of town last week), but have been reading them and enjoying as usual. Keep up your creative work, Deb! I always love seeing what you've been up to.

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  29. I love the setting and the dress and the way you look modeling it, just perfect!

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  30. You are a fantastic model, Debi! I love the pictures - you look like you have a secret but you aren't telling :)

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  31. Unbelievable. You just get better and better. The outfits you put together are amazing. I love this print, the dress and especially the hat. Fab photos, as ever.

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  32. Debi, 1st congratulations on your logo. Fits very well on your site theme. 2nd, how amazing this dress and hat ! fab !!!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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