Stylish Dress Book: View B

Finally decided it was time to use my Greenfield Hill voile by Denyse Schmidt.  I love the fabric and of course black and white is always a winner in my book.  I grabbed my Stylish Dress Book and got to work the other day.  It was pretty quick to sew!  This was the second garment I’ve sewn out of this book, you can check out my dress (View E).

I altered the pattern a bit, making the sleeves a little less full.  The pattern calls for elastic at the cuffs, but if I made it again, next time I would do a bound cuff, just to make it look more finished.

At first I thought it was the most horrible looking shirt, not sure if it is the style and fit or the fabric or more of just a combination of the two.  I’m warming up to it the more I wear it though and no one made fun of me a work because of it, so I think it’ll be okay.  Whenever I spy printed shirts at stores I never buy them because I figure I have enough fabric that’s much prettier to make my own.  That’s the great thing about sewing!

21 thoughts on “Stylish Dress Book: View B

  1. I think this is very pretty.

  2. Cute top, Anna! I always love your fabric choices! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  3. Marisa says:

    I think your top is adorable! I love the fabric and it looks really nice on you! Great job! I wish I would make more time to make garments!

  4. Katy Cameron says:

    The sleeves have a slightly odd little thing going on at the top there (although it’s only noticeable in the close ups, and I don’t imagine your colleagues are getting that close and personal ;o) ) But the overall effect looks great on you

  5. I like it a lot — well done, as usual! 🙂

  6. Amy Friend says:

    I think it looks great!

  7. ~ko says:

    You amaze and inspire me everytime you share a project with us!!! Love this shirt!

  8. Carolyn says:

    I didn’t even notice that cool arm detail until the last picture! I love little details like that…they really make the garments extra special! Such a fantastic shirt!

  9. LucyL says:

    I think it looks great!
    I love that fabric too, I have the cranberry red one =)

  10. Jan says:

    Anyone that made fun of this top would be a moron. You blouse is fabulous.

  11. I love how the lines of the fabric print gather in slightly at the neck opening. It’s very flattering on you. But, seriously, everything looks good on you. You’re so lucky to be tall!

  12. Teri says:

    I think the top is cute. I think it would flatter you more if you added a black belt to curve it up a little.

  13. Truly Myrtle says:

    I’ve got this book! I love the sleeve detail and I like the slimmer fit. I’m the same with patterned fabric – but I’m trying to wean myself out of it 🙂

  14. Elsa says:

    Oh, I love the sleeves ~ they remind me of a blouse I had a long time ago. You are looking wonderful!

  15. Esther says:

    Love the sleeves too! Maybe I will make one of those shirts in the fuure. I also love love the fabric! Well done!

  16. **nicke... says:

    i think it looks beautiful! i love that fabric!

  17. Jaime Hirst says:

    What a beautiful shirt! Black and white look nice with your hair.

  18. Laurel says:

    It’s beautiful and looks great on you! I love the way the sleeves are done. Also, just have to say, your hair is gorgeous!!

  19. kristin says:

    It’s beautiful! Love that you’re wearing it to work, too – do they know you sew? It’s sort of my secret identity at mine – a few know but most have no idea. 😉

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  21. Rosalind says:

    Looks great the way it is! love the flowy tunic look 🙂 great fabric. I have half sewn up mine, just testing the pattern out in a voille.

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