*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.
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.
I made the sloper with Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy Class- The Bodice Sloper – 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.
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!)
*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!