Winter White.

Monday, December 31, 2012

So it took me long enough but I finally got around to finishing this dress.

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 I wasn't planning on making the lace one but then Joann's came along and had to tempt me with perfect fabric so I decided to just go ahead with it. It looks slightly familiar but what can I say, I love lace dresses. :)

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 I wanted to do a scalloped hem but it would have made the dress at least an inch shorter and I wanted to be able to wear it to church, so the straight hem it was.

I used Burda 7494 for the bodice and an old school Simplicity 4802 pattern for the skirt.
The collar is kind of messed up due to my grand idea of using interfacing to make it thicker. I thought I'd need it if I wanted it to look more like a "real collar" but it ended up making the seam allowances on the facing too bulky and blahh. At this point I'm just glad it's done.

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Ignore my freakily red legs in this picture. ha I was standing in front of a fireplace right before.

I am glad how the back of the collar turned out though, because I kind of just winged that part at the last minute. The original pattern didn't have a back collar which I didn't like (what's the point of having a collar if it's only half of one? I thought that was kind of odd) so I added that using the back facing pattern piece as a guide. 

 Yes I'm taking pictures of this dress in the snow. ha probably not the smartest thing I've ever done but oh well. You do what you gotta do my friends.

Happy New Years Eve everybody! Anybody have any fun plans?

47 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I like the white dress with the snow.

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  2. I love it, and I also loved the older one you linked to!
    I think my plans are super fun, snuggling up in bed and finishing the sixth Harry Potter book! To most people though, that's probably a terribly un-fun New Year's Eve.

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    1. No way! That sounds like my kind of night. Seriously though, that sounds about like how I spent my evening. Nice and relaxing. Plus Harry Potter makes everything just about 10x better so that most definitely does not sound like an un-fun night to me. I wish I could join you!

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    2. It was GLORIOUS! And then I feel asleep at 10pm ;]

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  3. You are so freakin talented! I wish i could sew but my fine motor skills suck;) When I become a famous blogger will you sew me clothes? :)

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  4. How beautiful! I love this dress so much! It's so sweet! It's strange that there wasn't a back collar piece-- what gives?

    I'm partying HARD for NYE... by which I mean wearing pajamas, eating frozen pizza, and watching old movies on TCM with my in-laws. So exciting! :) Happy 2013!

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  5. Happy new year!! :)

    What a lovely, adorable dress you wear!! magical with that white lace and a little bit snow on the background!
    Do you want to follow each other? Come and have a look at my blog, and let me know.
    Of course I follow you back.
    http://fleur-stevens.blogspot.nl/

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  6. YOu're amazing. I can't sew at all, and you make the most amazing pieces! :) Happy New Year!!

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  7. So, so cute. Love the winter white and love the lace! Perfect little dress for layering with fun tights and a cardigan to, I bet you can wear it a million different ways. Happy new year!

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  8. Love it! You are so darn cute and so talented!

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  9. My goodness this dress is freaking adorable! I love the collar, and you're so right to add the back part - great job. I seem to recall that the dress is the Burdastyle book has a stupid half collar as well which has put me off making it. Love your mustard shoes as well.

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  10. Becca (carrotcake)January 1, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    I LOVE THAT DRESS, wow I would buy that if it was in stores, no joke. I love your taste in clothes, it's very similar to mine, I love girly feminine clothing like that. I am astounded you MADE that, wow that is incredible and takes a lot of talent. It looks beautiful on you as well. The dress is perfect for easter/spring/summer.

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    1. Wow thank you so much Becca! That was the sweetest comment ever. I'm flattered that you think we have similar styles because I love your style so that makes me feel good. ha thanks again Becca!

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  11. LOVE IT!!! you are so beautiful, and you are simply amazing with the sewing machine.

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  12. Gorgeous dress, you look beautiful. Can't believe you braved the photo-shoot outside in the snow though. :)

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  13. What a gorgeous dress! And I love your cute mustard shoes. You must be tough, standing out there in the snow in just that little dress! I could see your dress looking fantastic with tights too :-)

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  14. This dress is so sweet! The fit looks perfect. Beautiful job!

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  15. Adorable! Definitely the right call to go ahead and make it! Now go put a sweater on! ;-)

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    1. haha this made me laugh. I definitely did :) thanks Gail!

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  16. I have just discover your blog and I have to tell you that you have sewed super cute stuff!!!!
    I love this white lace dress, it is adorable!

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  17. That dress is absolutely adorable! And I love that you pinned it with a mustard colored shoe. Just perfect!!!
    xo TJ

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  18. that's darling haylee!

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  19. Oooh, this look great! I made a dress using Burda 7494 last year (never blogged about it, but then again, it's been a long time since I blogged about anything new), but had some major fitting issues. It was gaping at both the back and front neckline. I fixed the back, but I'd have to take off the collar to fix the front, which will probably never happen :p Too bad, cause I adore the dress apart from the gaping.

    Thanks for the comment on my skirt, btw :) I'm looking forward to seeing some more of your sewing projects!

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    1. I had the gaping issue too! I had to do some major adjusting and it still isn't perfect, but ya you definitely aren't alone with that one. I wonder if it's a popular problem. Thanks for the sweet comment though, I really look forward to future posts/projects from you!

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  20. Haylee you are sooooo talented! If I was rich I would hire you as my personal seamstress :-)

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  21. Hello, I just found your blog and I love this post...Its fun to meet new bloggers and to see the different styles...hope you come visit me too..
    Rosalyn
    www.just2fancy.com

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  22. It's so adorable, Haylee!! I love lace and the collar is so cute :)

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  23. you made this dress?!? You are so talented! lace is such a girly yet elegant look and it looks stunning on you! I am slightly jealous you have the ability to design such gorgeous frocks!

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  24. This dress is so pretty! I love it.

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  25. i freaking love you and the dress and just yeah just everything
    xo

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  26. So pretty!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  27. I love your projects so much! Usually the clothes in particular, but that dinosaur is awesome! I've just set up my own blog and hope you don't mind that I've added a link to you as one of the blogs to follow! Lara xxx

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    1. Wow you are SO sweet, of course I don't mind. That seriously flatters me beyond belief, thank you so much!

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  28. When I move back to UT we need to be sewing friends. you don't have a choice.

    For real! Teach me!


    When Mine Became Ours

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    1. Yes!! That will be no problem at all because you are awesome and I need more sewing friends anyways. :) For real though move back so we can make it happen!

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  29. This is seriously so impressive! That dress is AMAZING. Wow... in awe. :)

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  30. you are so talented! this is gorgeous!

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  31. stahhp you are too cute. you're blog is adorable! we should team up and do something cool in bloggerland.

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    1. I'm down! Like for real though, we need to take advantage of being so close!

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  32. can we please talk about the fact that you make THE cutest clothes. like holy crap, be my personal tailor.

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    1. Oh my gosh any day. For real I would gladly!

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    2. but seriously. you need to create a shop or something so i can buy your clothes!

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  33. I always wonder why it's suggested to interface Peter Pan collars. They just don't need it! (I learned that the hard way.)

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