Sacre Bleu Knit Dress

Sacre Bleu Knit Dress

Sacre Blue Knit Dress, Sew Pomona

*Sacré Bleu!  This simple little knit dress made using my Bodice Sloper is all about the color.  I’ve been wanting more clothing in this shade of aqua/teal for the longest time, like my  Georgina dress, and was psyched when I saw this Organic Knit from Michael Levine. I love how this color highlights my big blue eyes, which I’ve always thought are my best feature.

I won a gift certificate awhile back from Lauren at Baste + Gather’s  Momiform Makeover giveaway and put it to good use!  I bought three organic knits (1 yard each) in Navy Teal and an Olive Green to try out.  I also splurged on some Italian Blue and White Striped Linen!  Having a gift certificate and wanting to get the free shipping rate always makes me go a bit overboard.  Oh well-I’ll use it all!  The Knits are all made up now and you’ll see more of them in the coming weeks.

Sacre Bleu Knit Dress, Sew Pomona Sacre Blue Knit Dress, Sew Pomona

I wanted a very simple silhouette to really show off this color.  I looked through my mood book-I keep a photo book with images from magazines and catalogue’s I love- and found this knit dress from Garnet Hill in a tangerine color that I liked the shape of.  From there it was easy to use my sloper to make this pattern.  Simple 3/4 sleeves, a higher neck and a tiny bit of ease at the hips.  Next time I’ll add more ease at the hips so I don’t need a slip.  This was also a fab use of my yardage.  This is a 1 yard dress!  I kept the curled edge for my hem unfinished.

Sacre Blue Knit Dress, Sew Pomona

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I made the sloper with Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy Class- The Bodice Sloper {Affiliate Link}– a few months ago.  Best class ever!  I’ve used my sloper to make a number of tops and dresses now.  Plus it really helps me check the fit quickly with purchased sewing patterns and make adjustments based off that. Sacre Blue Knit Dress, Sew Pomona

I wore this dress to see Jewels this weekend with my mom, sis and her daughter.  It’s part of the Bolshoi Ballet in the Cinema series.  What a fabulous way to see professional ballet when you aren’t in a major city!  It’s shot and aired live from Moscow and has behind the scenes interviews at intermission.  Can’t recommend it enough!  My favorite was Rubies-modern and oh so funny!!! Jewels is a Balanchine ballet in three parts based on the three major schools of ballet. Emerald’s- Paris, Rubies-NY, and Diamonds-St. Petersburg(a show stopping ending!)

Sacre Blue Knit Dress, Sew Pomona

Happy Sewing!

*Sacré Bleu-an old French oath/swear denoting surprise, Sacred Blue, i.e., Marian religious color, and one of my favorite novels by Christopher Moore!