Friday, December 17, 2010

Pendrell Dress on a Real Girl...

So I have been trying to be better about taking pictures of my clothes on me...I'm not sure if wearing a dress tomorrow is in my best interest, so I threw on the Pendrell this morning before work and took a few shots. I really hate having my picture taken, but it is good for seeing things that need to be changed. Not the Pendrell, mind you, she's great, but I took a picture of the pants I finished this morning and realized that they really were too long (that's a new one on me). I made a lot of pants as a teenager because they didn't make long pants for tall girls in the 70's. My RTW pants were always too short! Anywho, back to my story...I ripped them off, cut them off, and then ran them around the machine with them blindhem stitch and voila, all better!  I don't use the blindhem enough.  I used to use it all the time in high school, when I didn't have a cool foot with a guide that makes it a snap to make your hem straight, but somewhere along the way I stopped using it so much.  I am one of those strange birds that enjoy handstitching, so it may be that I started sewing all my hems by hand because it gave me something to do at night while watching TV with the family. Enough babbling...how 'bout some pictures? I present to you...Pendrell...the dress:
Here are the pants that took like three years to finish. They are Palmer/Pletsch the Perfect Pant pattern. They seem to fit pretty well, but the waist is higher than I would like, almost like the dreaded "Mom Jeans". It's funny...I used to not like lower cut pants...now that's what I prefer. They are comfortable though and don't look too bad (although it took about a dozen pictures to get one I would even consider posting!) Here you go:

The Fabric.com fairy dropped today, so I hope to get a few projects done for the cutest baby in the world...

He loves Rudolph...just like Gram!


7 comments:

Julia said...

Love the dress! What a cutie!

Sara said...

That dress is gorgeous! If you had a nice pair of brown knee high boots and tights, it could totally be a winter dress!

Irene said...

Dress looks wonderful. Pants are tricky. Seems as though everyone is willing to accept a not-so-perfect fit in RTW, but when it comes to self-made - we all pick at every little point.

Sewfast said...

I have the tights, now to find the perfect brown knee boots!

Summerset said...

What a great dress and yes, with the right accessories, you could wear it through many seasons.

Tasia said...

Love the dress - looks wonderful on you!

Donna said...

You look great Mary! I LOVE that dress on you. I'm so glad you showed it to us with you in it! :O)

PS. I adore sewing by hand too. It seems easier and faster, but I force myself to use the machine for that because I know it isn't true. Ha!