Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lisette Passport Dress

It was my birthday recently and Mr Daddy got me some special things from Spotty (of course, I buy them for him to give to me.)

Have you seen the Lisette range by Simplicity?   In case you haven't already discovered, Lisette is the Mummy label to the simply stunning childrens range Oliver + S.   I have been checking in regularly at the Lisette blog for some time now and coveting the patterns I just couldn't decided which one to get.   Anyway one of the blog posts just happened to mention that Spotty was going to be the official Australia stockist.  So off I dashed and in true spotty style I dug amongst piles of horrid fabrics until I found what I was looking for.. rolls and rolls of beautiful Lisette fabrics, so hard to choose from.  The patterns were a mess and no one knew where they were so I managed to hunt down a junior staff member and manipulate them into letting me riffle through the pattern stock draws until I found what I was looking for.   I have such a love hate relationship with you Spotlight.

The sizing is American, I am usually an Australian 10 or 12 so I made a 16 American.

I settled on the "Passport" Dress and Jacket  pattern
and a couple of meters each of this funky blue and pretty red.

The fabric is beautiful to sew and the pattern was easy to follow.
I added an extra one inch band of fabric between the bodice and the skirt as
I am long waisted and look a bit peculiar without an extra panel in the middle.

I really like it, very comfy and sits quite well despite my dodgy zip.  I can't wait to make the blue one now.

15 comments:

  1. Did you not see the Listte e=sew a long over the last few weeks? You could have made this one with us! http://www.curlypops.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/lisette-continental-dress-sew-along.html

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    1. I know.... My stars weren't aligned for the sew along, keen to next time.

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  2. Lovely dress. I love the fabric and it looks great on you. Can't wait to see the blue version.

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  3. I've seen a few Lisette dresses floating about the blogosphere recently, but I must admit that yours is my favourite so far, such a flattering shape and the fabric is beautiful!... hmmm... might have to try and make one too!

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  4. I just bought three lisette patterns. I am not close enough to a spotlight so ordered online and wasn't able to get any of the fabric. But I am going to try the passport dress first.

    I am hoping to get some time tomorrow to make a start on it.

    Your dress is gorgeous and I love the fabric!

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  5. That looks fantastic on you. Great work!

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  6. The dress looks lovely on you!

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  7. Love it. Currently have a Lisette pattern in progress but now a bit unsure if I've done the right size. Time will tell!!

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  8. Looks fantastic Bec! I too bought a couple of Lisette patterns at Spotlight. I bought the Passport and the Continental. I got some of the lovely fabric as well - I just haven't started yet! You have inspired me to make a start though!

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    1. Can't wait to see what you make x

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  9. I love this on you! I've been needing a dress and never thought of one like this. It looks wonderful! Good work!

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  10. That looks very smart Bec.

    My daughter bought something similar to that recently from a dress shop in town! Maybe I should try make her one of those dresses next time. I've just started getting into "making things" this year. It's very exciting to go to Spotty and even shop at this place for a few things http://www.alacraft.com.au/ when I can't be bothered heading all the way into town! :)

    I look forward to seeing more of your creations. You're an inspiration to me.

    Regards
    Sally Anne Peters

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    1. Arw shucks Sally, thanks. Thanks also for the link I hadn't discovered them before.

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