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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

MTL: Rally the Loops...

Minus the loops.

As usual, when I saw the Sew Weekly Make This Look feature a few months ago, I wanted to make the featured dress.  This time, it was the Rally the Loops Dress.

I ran out and picked up the pattern and fabric.  I wasn't really sure how I was going to do the pockets, but I was so eager to start on the dress that I really didn't even want to think about it.  By the time I got to the pockets, I decided to just do them as they were shown on the pattern.

Fabric: Tan and black synthetic blend
Pattern: Simplicity 2588
Notions: Zipper

The good thing about the design, was that I could just do the basic pattern with the smaller neckline.  I omitted the optional side tabs and went with the full skirt.  I just cut out some extra black fabric to make the black bow, that I then stitched to the front neckline.

This dress is the first of my Fall palette challenge.  I didn't put a little montage together like I did the Colette Spring challenge, but I picked out my fabrics and have pulled aside potential patterns.  Overall I hope to make:

- 3 dresses
- 1 skirt
- 1 blouse
- 1 jacket/capelet
Possibly: 1 pair of pants (Clover)

Oh, and this was Day 18 of Self-Stitched September.


  1. Lovely! You do such a good job! I've sewn for years but I've never made anything that was structured.

  2. What a cute dress, your version turned out lovely! Also, very pretty fabrics for your fall sewing!

  3. This is a gorgeous dress, it really suits you!

    I love that the neckline is a little lower than some other dresses as it's really flattering.

    You're a real inspiration for making so many of your own clothes, I've only ever made one top and am working my courage up to make something else now! :)
    p.s. handbags and zipped pouches etc I'm all more than happy with, just clothes I seem to worry about! x

  4. I love how you "rushed out" for pattern and supplies! I feel like that too when I see a great pattern!

    The dress suits you so well, its a brilliant fit and seems suited to a range of occasions.

    That's a nice stash of fabric too, chocolate polka dots, yum! The bottom plaid reminds me of a fabric I used in my Walk-away Dress a few years ago. Loved that fabric, still have a small length left to do something with...

  5. That's brilliant. I've made the pattern too and it's really a lovely pattern to put together. I love what you've done with it and it really suits you.

  6. Brilliant! I love how you've altered the pattern. I kick in the right direction can be really inspiring. I must admit the pattern brilliant, I've made one dress and am planning another already!

  7. Anonymous12:19 PM

    You do a fantastic job at fitting. Would love to hear your tips. The dress looks beautful on you.


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