Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lovely Leaves Laurel

Eek it's been a while, hasn't it? I have recently made a big decision... to return to school! I am currently in the midst of graduate school, working toward becoming a family nurse practitioner. Needless to say, that has eaten up some of my sewing time. Although I will have to slow down, I still hope to finish 2 garments a month. I need me some sewing to keep my sanity!
 


I can't wait until it warms up a little more so that I can wear this dress! This is the Laurel dress from Colette Patterns. I love the basic shift style of this pattern. It is easy to wear but still has a feminine shape.
 
I used a beautiful eyelet with a leaf design from Gorgeous Fabrics. I really wanted the eyelet design to pop so I underlined the dress with a white cotton lining. The sleeve hem and neck are bound with black seam binding.
 
This went together quickly and easily. I sewed the size recommended by the pattern based off of my measurements and didn't need to make any alterations. The only change I would make next time is to make the dress just an inch or two just out of personal preference.
 
 
 
I really like how this turned out! The black and white contrast looks really chic! The Laurel might just turn into one of my go to patterns. I could see this worked up into many different fabrics and prints.
 
~Jenny

13 comments:

  1. I saw this dress and wanted to let you know how amazing it is and how beautiful it looks on you! Very very nice!

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  2. Super cute! I like the white contrast -- it's very striking.

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  3. A very beautiful dress - good luck with study and sewing - I usually find I have to drop one or the other :)

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  4. Good luck with school! I love your version of the Laurel -- the pop of white and eyelet make it special.

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  5. Just beautiful. This eyelet has such a fresh, graphic look about it and it fits you so well; it looks nicely shaped but with enough ease to be very comfortable.

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  6. Perfect pattern to highlight this spectacular fabric!

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  7. Yes! Love the contrast. My favorite version of the Laurel so far! I have those same shoes btw.

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  8. Probably one of my favourite laurels that I have seen! Good luck with the studying.

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  9. Stumbled here through Colette Patterns retweeting you- this is LOVELY. I'm suddenly struck by the need to buy a new pattern.
    Good luck with FNP school- I'm a fam med resident- primary care for the win! :-)

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  10. Now I need to buy the pattern and the fabric! You look great. Yay NP school! I run a community health center and I speak for all CHCs when I say I can't wait for you to finish your degree!

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  11. Absolutely my favorite version of this dress so far! Inspiring me to take a stab at it!

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    1. Thank you! This is still one of my favorites. Good luck on your own version !

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