Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year from Maggie & Me!



 
I wanted to squeeze in one last post to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Maggie is wearing one of the few RTW cocktail dresses left in my closet...which is okay...she doesn't get to go to the party, anyway. I'm wearing V1314 which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE:



This gunmetal gray is totally not my color but it beat boring black and it has a cool snakeskin pattern on it when you look closely. What I love about this pattern? The ruching on the side:


I used my ruffler attachment set at every 6th stitch with a wide pleat and it was perfect. Looks great from the front:


And not bad from the back! Full Pattern Review here.


Thanks to all who've followed and supported my sewing adventures this year. It has been wonderful getting to know you virtually and, I believe, a time will come when we really will get to meet!

38 comments:

  1. Great dress - just perfect to ring in the new year. Shame you couldn't take Maggie with you. She looks dressed the part too.

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    1. Thanks BeaJay, Maggie isn't much of a party-goer since she already spends so much time on her feet...all the best to you in 2013!

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  2. Vavoom! What a great dress on you-all love it!

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    1. Thanks prttynpnk, I received a lot of compliments on it last night. Can't wait to make it again...happy sewing in 2013!

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  3. I think this dress looks sleeker and chic-er than the other one...you wear it wonderfully! Cheers for a great new year !

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    1. Thanks, Anne, I keep dragging the other one out to re-something it but it never excites me. I always move on to making something new! Happy sewing in 2013!

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  4. Fabulous! You look like your ready to welcome the new year in style. Have a happy new year!

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    1. Thanks, HeathersSphere! I look forward to making this one again...you should try it if it is your style...you will love it!

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  5. GORGEOUS!!!!

    Where did you find this fabric for1314?

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! You won't believe it...spotted this fabric at Joann's on the 70% off shelf. The whole ditty cost less than $16 bucks! Happy sewing in 2013!

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  6. You look hawt! A great dress. Happy 2013!

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Shams...I felt good wearing it and got lots of compliments. You should give this one a try...I can't wait to make another one. Happy sewing in 2013!

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  7. You look fabulous! Love that dress on you!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea...you'd look great in it, too...give it a whirl, you will love it!

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  8. Gray may not be your color but that dress is looking sooooo good on you! It was great to follow along on your sewing adventures and looking forward to the journey in 2013!

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn, and same here. I always enjoy seeing what you're up to. Be sew-sew in 2013!

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  9. Your dress is a rather wonderful combination of chic and dare I say it sexy ! Love the dramatic necklace as well . Perfect for seeing the new year in.

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    1. Thanks, Janine, you may always say sexy! It was a hit last night and I want to make another in a more flattering color. Try it, you'll love it!

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  10. Love your dress, Happy New year Hope to meet up in February.

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    1. Thanks, Pauline...can't wait to see you. Let me know when you've made your travel plans. I'd love to have you to dinner or something. Or if you want to do High Fashion again we can do something around that...can't wait!

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  11. Wow! You look great in this dress. It is perfect on you.

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    1. Thanks, Valerie, it seemed to be a hit. You should try it...I love this pattern. Happy sewing in 2013!

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  12. You look fabulous,darling! Cheers to you.

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    1. Thanks, Roz, a compliment from the High Diva is always special. Hope to see you soon...

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  13. Wow- look at you, gorgeous! It's a fantastic dress and you look ready for the party. Some day I'll get up the nerve to break open the ruffler attachment package. Happiest of New Years to you and Maggie. I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll be creating in 2013.

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I know, the ruffler looks intimidating but it is actually a simple process, and the results are so worth it. If you'll notice the ruching on RTW that's the way it is done so that it is perfectly spaced. I look forward to seeing your fab creations for 2013, too! That LBD is to die for!

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  14. I love, love, love this too and you look fantastic!!!!! Hope you celebrated big time!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! You should give this pattern a try, it would look super on you. Can't wait to see what beautiful garments you create in 2013!

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  15. How did I miss this pattern? Looks great on you - of course.

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    1. Thanks, Ruth, I can see you in this Vogue...you'd look great!

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  16. I love, love, love this dress too and really want to go party with you! You look absolutely stunning in this dress! Ruffler? I need to find one of these attachments! I hate doing any kind of ruffles or ruching, but this attachment makes it look so professional and you said easy too...sounds like a must have to me! Beautiful work and Happy New Year!

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    1. Myra, hope you find your ruffler...it will change your life! It really is too easy...

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  17. This dress really does look fantastic on you! In these pictures the colour looks great on you.
    I've enjoyed following you this year, and look forward to seeing more super creations in 2013. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Steph! It has been so great "knowing" you this year...I hope your 2013 is only sew-sew!

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  18. Pretty lady, You look fantastic! Happy New Year. PS - Cute dress too. ;-)

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    1. Thanks Cennetta, you're the fashionista queen we all aspire to be!

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  19. Bit late but Happy New Year to you. Looking forward seeing your projects.
    What a beautiful dress. This goes on my wish list too.

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  20. Wow - looking so good! great dress! happy new year...!

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